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Legacy technology stands in the way of true digital transformation, says Brocade

Digital transformation is seen as critical to achieving business objectives, but lack of budget and the time to it takes to simply keep the lights on are making it difficult for IT teams to push digital transformation strategies forward, a new survey conducted by Brocade found.

Dover International Speedway rolls out new Wi-Fi network in time for NASCAR weekend

Dover International Speedway recently received a Wi-Fi makeover. Ciena, Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks and LightRiver Technologies upgraded the DIS Wi-Fi network to eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks that occur on race days.

Bingemans rolls out Aruba Wi-Fi for conferences

There was a time not too long ago that conference facilities' Wi-Fi networks were shoddy, at best. That has changed in recent years, but bandwidth has continued to be a problem for some of the larger shows.

SD-WAN vendors gaining a foothold in the enterprise

It still feels really early in the burgeoning SD-WAN market, but both Silver Peak and Aryaka recently noted significant gains.

Spotlight: Wave 2 comes to the home network

As enterprises are rolling out 802.11ac Wave 2 to boost the performance and bandwidth of their wireless networks, so too are home users starting to get a taste for the new technology.

Infoblox survey: Follow industry best practices for best network security outcomes

A survey of 200 enterprises in the U.S. and Canada conducted by security vendor Infoblox found that organizations adhering to industry best practices had the best network security outcomes.

New router wants to use spectrum once limited to weather systems

Worried about Wi-Fi congestion in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands? Ignition Design Labs is hoping to alleviate some of congestion problems, at least in residential areas, with the introduction of Portal, a router that makes use of radio spectrums that were at one time reserved for weather radar systems.

Former Cisco chief technology and development officer joins Attivo Networks board

Cisco's former executive vice president and chief technology and development officer has joined the Attivo Networks board of directors, adding to a growing list of technology companies that have sought him out to take a seat on their boards.

8x8 top UCaaS player, Vonage rises to second place, says IHS

The growing unified communications as a service market has had the same vendor leading for three straight years, according to a new report from industry research firm IHS. According to the firm's UCaaS Scorecard: North America, 8x8 remained the leader once again, but the market has a new second place contender.

Spotlight: New Fuze calling plan offers free calls between endpoints

Fuze launched a global plan that provides free calling between Fuze endpoints in more than 100 countries around the globe.

New ONUG initiatives aim to fill open SDN technology gaps

The push for open software-defined networking continued this week at the Open Networking User Group Spring 2016 conference in Mountain View, California.

Now admins can gain visibility into Viptela SD-WANs using Zenoss

As enterprises begin to adopt SD-WAN architectures, the need for visibility across a variety of systems and locations is increasing. Zenoss and Viptela have partnered to provide greater visibility into Viptela's SD-WANs.

Glue Networks launches DNDK, simplified onboarding of multi-vendor network environments

A new offering from Glue Networks aims to keep network engineers relevant while network complexity is increasing and new technologies are catching on in the enterprise. The Dynamic Network Development Kit was designed to simplify multi-vendor networks by making it easier for engineers to onboard new networking features.

XO takes to the cloud for new contact center offering

XO Communications launched a new cloud-based contact center service designed to route incoming calls to the most qualified agents so customer needs can be addressed in the fastest way possible.

INOC targets enterprises with optical network and stringent SLA needs with new NOC

Monitoring services company INOC is opening a new network operations center designed specifically for the needs of monitoring and supporting optical networks for large enterprises and service providers.

Arista beats expectations in Q1 and continues to grow product lines

For yet another quarter, Arista Networks beat expectations, even despite recent setbacks in its legal struggle against Cisco.

Cisco may be about to partner with Nutanix for hyperconvergence

Cisco may be about to expand its hyperconvergence strategy yet again. According to a CRN article, three sources have confirmed Cisco is in partnership discussions with hyperconvergence vendor Nutanix.

Highfive partners with Dolby to boost videoconferencing audio quality

Videoconferencing vendor Highfive has partnered with Dolby Laboratories in an effort to boost the audio quality of its room-based systems.

Spotlight: Gridstore names former HPE executive as new CEO

Hyperconvergence vendors are getting a lot of attention as the hype around the technology grows and attracts a greater number of enterprise customers.

VMware introduces NSX models with lower costs, lesser features

VMware appears to be targeting small or cash-strapped enterprises with two new models of its NSX software-defined networking product line.