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  • How to test LAN switch energy efficiency

    Vendors promise energy-efficient networks, but they often can't provide actual measurements for LAN switch power consumption. In this best practices guide, learn methods for measuring LAN switch en...

  • Virtualization planning tips for network managers

    Network managers need to consider more than server CPU utilization when planning for virtualization. These common misconceptions and tips show what project managers need to know before implementing...

  • Testing LAN switch power consumption

    LAN switch power consumption testing is as crucial as benchmarking speeds and feeds on switches. Enterprises that develop a set of best practices for testing network power consumption will save mil...

  • Is your network ready for desktop virtualization?

    CIOs have fallen in love with virtual desktop infrastructure, so networking teams must meet desktop virtualization network requirements that include network bandwidth management and traffic prioritization...

  • Application-specific intrusion detection systems emerge

    Integrating network intrusion detection systems can mean using both anomaly and signature-based detection in application-specific tools.

  • Installing anomaly-based intrusion detection

    Network behavior analysis may be the answer to preventing zero-day attacks. You must install an anomaly-based intrusion protection system (IPS) or intrusion detection system (IDS). This article exp...

  • It takes two to defend a network

    Deter enterprise network attacks by learning how network behavior analysis can be used to protect data. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of anomaly-based and signature-based protection a...

  • Three network investments for the green enterprise

    Building green enterprise IT systems can mean making networking investments that support unified communications through network quality of service, traffic monitoring and mobility.

  • How to plan for 802.11n WLAN upgrades

    802.11n WLAN upgrades mean more than just implementing new antennas and access points. 802.11n network requirements include the need for more power and controller capacity, as well as complex manag...

  • No more hard NOCs: Distributed network management preva

    Distributed network management with out-of-band networks enables enterprises to move away from network operations centers, becoming eco-friendly and spending less.

  • Green networks: Smarter architecture, not expensive dev

    When it comes to green data center design, most think of server and storage consolidation. But green networks, with improved port utilization, play an important role without requiring investment in...

  • Deploying 802.11n access points: Best practices

    802.11n access points offer greater speed, footprint and ability to support demanding applications than their 802.11a/b/g counterparts, but they require different configuration, monitoring and mana...

  • Internal cloud computing on the cheap

    Internal cloud computing can be made inexpensive by using free software and in-house tools for automated server provisioning to better utilize existing compute resources. Learn how in this article ...

  • Improved storage performance without adding more disk

    As data proliferates, networking pros need improved storage performance and more capacity. Instead of throwing more disk at the problem, networking pros can use storage management strategies like d...

  • Who needs server virtualization with virtual OS and app

    Everyone is looking for a way to better use their server capacity, but server virtualization poses a whole new set of problems. So some IT experts are turning to virtual OS and virtual applications...

  • Application switch testing: An RFP recipe book

    Application switches do a lot more load balancing these days. So network professionals doing application switch testing must consider everything from DPI to basic transport, according to a new Toll...

  • How IP routing works in Windows Server 2008

    With the removal of OSPF in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, your IP routing options are static routing or dynamic routing with RIPv2. In this tip, learn whether you should use static or dynamic rout...

  • Virtualization in application delivery

    One of the primary challenges IT organizations face is the rise in virtualization. Virtual machines, servers, networks and software all play key roles in the next generation of application delivery...

  • Improving Web traffic performance, app delivery

    Successful networked application delivery requires a framework of planning, optimization, management and control. This tip focuses on the use of application delivery controllers for optimization of...

  • Deciphering tracert output results

    Troubleshooting network connectivity from the command line interface using the traceroute (tracert) command won't solve problems if you don't know what the output results mean. This tip examines ea...