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Category: Networking


The Federal IT Future is Software-Defined

More and more often, federal agencies are choosing not to be limited by the IT shackles that hardware presents. A rapidly growing trend in federal IT is a turn toward leveraging software-defined networking in very specific use-cases, through which organizations have found new levels of IT agility and enhanced networking capabilities, leading to better mission […]

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Greg Stemberger

February 28, 2017

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

PODCAST: Looking Back at 2016: The Year of SDN

What were some of the biggest trends in IT networking this year? That was the question posed when we sat down with Greg Stemberger, Technical Director of the NextGen Networking Practice at Iron Bow Technologies, for a recent podcast on TechSource. According to Stemberger, he said without a doubt, software-defined networking (SDN) was the most […]

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TechSource Editor

December 20, 2016

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Preparing for the Digital Network Journey

Flexibility and agility in an ever-changing digital world is a challenge in any industry.  As federal agencies attempt to shed their traditional approach to procuring and managing IT, and embrace new digital ready networks, they are faced with many challenges.   According to a Cisco and IDC report, 4/5ths of organizations have not yet aligned […]

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TechSource Editor

August 23, 2016

Cyber Security  •  Networking

Collaborative Services Approach: A Smart, Intimate Approach to Managing your Network

For some IT manufacturers, the managed services arena is simply not their area of expertise. While they may have robust global helpdesk and technical support mechanisms in place, customers are seeking a smart, proactive, intimate approach to the management of their network. When manufacturers and channel partners team up to provide a collaborative services approach, […]

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Rob Rosa

November 18, 2015

Collaboration  •  Networking

Intelligent Data Storage Contributions to Cyber Security – Part 1

The pace of data center evolution, accelerated by extensive consolidations, is driven by leaders hungry for efficiency and innovation. I was recently invited to meet with a large military data center team, where the original meeting objective was to share a technical overview of our latest innovations in scale-out network attached storage. However, upon commencing […]

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Audie Hittle

June 23, 2015

Data Center  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Best of the Best: Guest Content

As 2014 comes to a close, we are taking a look back at the trends and technologies that shaped the year. From time to time we enjoy having our partners contribute their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of our readers. This year our partners spanned the gamut of content sharing best practices and new […]

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TechSource Editor

December 29, 2014

Cyber Security  •  Digitization + IoT  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking  •  Telehealth

The Future of SDN in the Federal Government

Will software defined networking (SDN) be the future for federal agencies? That is what a group of Federal IT execs discussed at the Federal Forum in Washington D.C. last month. The panel included Husnain Bajwa, Distinguished Engineer, Aruba Networks; Ron Bewtra, CTO, NOAA; Dr. Alissa Johnson and Bob Kimball, CTO, Ciena Government Solutions. SDN is […]

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TechSource Editor

September 8, 2014

Cloud  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

How Metrics Can Tell the Story of Network Security

Network security metrics might not be the most tantalizing topic in the IT world, but it’s one that is increasingly important as networks become more complex and threats more pernicious. Metrics can help security managers identify risks and vulnerabilities, evaluate a network’s overall security posture and make necessary changes. In short, without them you don’t […]

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TechSource Editor

July 15, 2014

Cyber Security  •  Networking

Everything You Need to Know About SDN

In a time when government agencies are looking to maximize cost savings and reduce budgets, there’s a growing buzz around SDN – Software Defined Networking. This innovating approach to networking allows agencies to meet growing application and user demands without the need to replace, or purchase, physical devices. Cost savings, operational efficiencies, network flexibility, and […]

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Software Defined Networks: Are We There Yet?

There is a lot of discussion about software defined networks (SDN), and while it is a promising technology, it has yet to take off in the adoption stage. In this panel discussion, Jim Smid, CTO of Iron Bow Technologies, sits down with Josh Finke, Managing Director for Iron Bow Consulting, and Eric Oberhofer, Director of […]

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TechSource Editor

Basic IT Hygiene is Central to National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The dangers of the internet are not proliferating the way they once were, according to some industry experts at the Washington Post Cyber Security Summit, sponsored by Lockheed Martin’s Cyber Security Alliance earlier this month. “The numbers [of threats] are getting bigger, but the internet is getting bigger. It’s not going up, it’s staying level,” […]

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TechSource Editor

October 16, 2013

Cyber Security  •  Networking

Cisco Global Partner Summit: “It’s a Wrap, in 5 Points”

The Cisco Partner Summit has been a huge success, and very energizing for Iron Bow. Our team got a good look at their strategy for next gen technologies and the increasing importance of the role we play as their partner. Here is a 5-point high level wrap-up. 1. The Cisco / Iron Bow Partnership…Iron Bow […]

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TechSource Editor