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Spotlight: You're already using IPv6

Even if you haven't switched your networking architecture over to IPv6 yet, chances are you're already using it elsewhere.

Making sense of the 3 approaches to SDN

Even as enterprises embrace software-defined networking, there's still some confusion about what SDN is--and, maybe even more importantly, what it is not.

Twilio Video aims to enable easy video communications in applications

WebRTC appears to finally be gaining some more traction in enterprise unified communications and collaboration solutions. Twilio is no stranger to WebRTC, but the company is looking to make it easier for developers to integrate voice and texting into their own apps.

IP Infusion drives down network complexities with Open Compute Project-based NOS

Software-defined networking vendor IP Infusion is the latest to release a networking operating system, or NOS, based on the Open Compute Project. IP Infusion's OcNOS isn't its first NOS, but the company typically focuses on serving the OEM market with its products instead of heading to the public with its announcements.

Microsoft begins shift to Skype for Business this week

This week marks the beginning of the end of Microsoft Lync Online, as the vendor starts to shift its customers from Lync to Skype for Business Online, which officially launched yesterday.

Alcatel-Lucent Rapport offers bridge between legacy PBX, UC

The rumors of Alcatel-Lucent's exit from the enterprise market are somewhat exaggerated. Here's why.

DevOps: The solution for networking operational excellence problems

Software-defined networking may be part of the solution for increasing the network's performance and efficiency. And it's a needed solution.

Spotlight: Will WebRTC disrupt established UC players?

There's plenty of curiosity about WebRTC, even if there's very little of it in production.

Microsoft Lync gains foothold in UC space

Microsoft has made significant inroads into the unified communications space, and the company's Lync product is gaining traction in every size of business.

Multi-vendor environment remains firmly in place

A "pure" single-vendor unified communications appears to largely be a myth. Most enterprises have opted for a best-of-breed, multi-vendor approach as part of their UC strategy. And it looks like it will remain that way.

NetFortris targets mid-sized enterprise with WebRTC-based UC platform

NetFortris targets the mid-sized enterprise market with the release of a new unified communications solution. Today, the company launched its NetFortris UC-Ready Cloud Communications Platform, a UC platform based on WebRTC.

Workers expect consumer level ease-of-use in videoconferencing tools

The only unfortunate thing about the proliferation of easy and cheap videoconferencing is those of us in the media can no longer make "where's my video phone?" jokes.

Pertino: Cloud removes much of networking complexity

Cloud-based software-defined networking simplifies the life of the networking administrator and puts more of the network design in the hands of the average end-user, according to Pertino.

Spotlight: Network troubleshooting can change your life

There's a certain flair to considering every networking problem as a crime to be solved.

Want UC benefits? Get your BYOD policy in place

Mobility has changed unified communications, and for enterprises looking to get the most out of their UC deployments, one argument is that they need a BYOD policy in place.

Lifesize Cloud update includes Microsoft Lync interoperability

Lifesize unveiled an update to its Lifesize Cloud videconferencing service that includes new accessibility, control and collaboration features. Oh, and interoperability with Microsoft Lync.

8 tips for managing network complexity

Surviving and thriving in the current state of networking may seem a daunting task. Here's what you can do to ensure success.

Brocade aims to make campus LAN administration effortless

Brocade has unveiled a new campus LAN switch as part of its "The Effortless Network" initiative. The Brocade ICX 7250 switch is a 10GbE switch that was designed to help organizations easily scale their campus bandwidth demands.

How network admin, sysadmin skill sets are changing in cloud era

Network and system administrators are nothing if not resilient. Networking continues to change, and in an era of cloud, the skills required to design and build networks are shifting away from the traditional hardware-focused skill sets to software.

OnLive's demise is unfortunate loss for enterprises

OnLive will shut its doors and delete all accounts on April 30.