Networking News, Features, and Interviews

News
  • Channel Dynamics aids Zettagrid in channel-only transition

    By Nermin Bajric | 30 October, 2014 15:03

    Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, Zettagrid, has launched a new Cloud Partner Program to improve reseller relations as it transitions to a channel-only engagement model.

  • Telstra and Motorola Solutions team for public safety

    By Nermin Bajric | 30 October, 2014 12:02

    The capabilities of Telstra’s LTE Advanced Network for Emergency Services (LANES) will be extended through the addition of Motorola Solutions’ dynamic prioritisation, smart public safety applications, interoperability solutions, and public safety-optimised devices.

  • IN PICTURES: 2014 WIICTA Judges' Breakfast

    By Mike Gee | 30 October, 2014 10:37

    With the 2014 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) event rapidly approaching, ARN hosted a Judges' Breakfast at the O Bar in Sydney. A lively discussion broached a number of topics relating to better work practices for both women and men in business and developed some key initiatives which will be revealed in forthcoming months. The 2014 Women in ICT Awards will be presented at special luncheon on November 27.

  • Megaport partners Vibe to break down A/NZ connectivity barriers

    By Nermin Bajric | 30 October, 2014 10:01

    As part of its global expansion aspirations, Megaport has signed Kiwi telecommunications wholesaler, Vibe Communications, to bridge the connectivity gap for customers operating in both Australia and New Zealand.

  • Gigamon says it can analyze attacker SSL traffic without hitting performance

    By Jeremy Kirk | 29 October, 2014 14:07

    Encrypting data traffic is mandatory for safeguarding information. But when attackers use encryption to mask their activity, it can be hard for enterprises to figure out what they're stealing.

Features
Interviews
  • Cisco describes its SDN vision: A Q&A with Soni Jiandani

    By John Dix | 24 July, 2014 00:10

    Soni Jiandani is one of Cisco's serial entrepreneurs, having been a key member of the teams that developed everything from the Nexus 5000 to Cisco's Unified Computing System (which in five years has leapt to the top of the x86 blade server market in North America, according to IDC). Today Jiandani is Senior Vice President of Cisco's Insieme business unit, the group pushing the company's Software Defined Networking vision. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught with Jiandani to get her take on how SDN plays out.

  • Interview: New Juniper MD lays down A/NZ strategy

    By Brian Karlovsky | 19 June, 2014 07:00

    Juniper's new managing director sits down with ARN to discuss the path forward for the Australian arm of one of the largest networking companies in the world.

  • HP CIO, Ramon Baez, sees your future in the Cloud

    By Joab Jackson | 13 June, 2014 08:03

    At its annual Discover user conference, Hewlett-Packard put cloud computing and big data on the top of the agenda, capitalizing on the heavy work it has been doing with these technologies.

  • Healthcare provider finds SDN is the proper Rx

    By John Dix | 22 May, 2014 07:02

    William Hanna, vice president of technical services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), went out looking for a way to add capacity to a backup network and found what he wanted in Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools from Alcatel-Lucent. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix sat down with Hanna to learn about the process and experience.

  • There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

    By Stephen Lawson | 29 March, 2014 11:03

    Aerohive Networks sells not just enterprise Wi-Fi gear but also cloud-based software designed to make it easier to set up and manage a customer's entire wired and wireless network. Other wireless LAN vendors are moving in the same direction, including Cisco Systems, the biggest seller of enterprise Wi-Fi, which acquired Meraki Networks in 2012.

Opinions
Reviews
  • 7 free tools every network needs

    By Paul Venezia | 14 October, 2014 21:16

    In the real estate world, the mantra is location, location, location. In the network and server administration world, the mantra is visibility, visibility, visibility. If you don't know what your network and servers are doing at every second of the day, you're flying blind. Sooner or later, you're going to meet with disaster.

  • iPhone 6 deep-dive review: A major new step in design and performance

    By Michael deAgonia | 01 October, 2014 23:04

    Let's be honest: the past few weeks haven't exactly been the easiest for Apple. From the glitchy livestream during its product announcement to the problematic preorder launch of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, to the public-relations headache-inducing "Bendgate," to the outright catastrophic iOS 8.0.1 software update (which was nearly immediately pulled and replaced days later with an 8.0.2 update), the last few weeks could have gone

  • iPhone 6: The little things make it a real star

    By Galen Gruman | 23 September, 2014 00:55

    The iPhone 6 is the first major redesign of the Apple iPhone since 2010's iPhone 4. The design is new, with the aluminum side band gone and the glass and aluminum halves directly welded for a sleeker, less-industrial look. The iPhone 6 is also bigger, a long-desired improvement in screen real estate. That's normal change in the smartphone world.

  • Review: First impressions of the new iPhone 6

    By Michael deAgonia | 21 September, 2014 05:42

    This year's launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wasn't exactly the smoothest of rollouts. There were glitches during the Sept. 9 unveiling, a delayed and problematic pre-order process and an iOS 8 launch on Wednesday that saw key features pulled at the last-minute. But that didn't stop the company from booking an astounding four million in iPhone pre-sales, and it didn't dissuade thousands of people from standing in line for hours (some, for days) for a chance to buy one of the new iPhones.

  • 7 Bluetooth speakers: Still portable, now with better sound

    By Barbara Krasnoff | 05 September, 2014 17:41

    With the abundance of smartphones and tablets comes a proliferation of Bluetooth speakers. And it makes sense: Although mobile devices have, on the whole, better speakers today than they had even a couple of years ago, they still can't produce the sound quality or the volume that a good speaker can.

 

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