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Category: Software-defined Networking


SD-WAN Bridges the Networking Gap Between Agencies

While most people think of the Washington, DC metro area as the place where government does business, close to 80 percent of federal employees actually live and work outside the Beltway. In fact, the nearly 3 million civil servants employed by the United States government are spread across all 50 states and 14 territories. And […]

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Greg Stemberger

March 23, 2018

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

VMware Bets All Its Chips On Software-defined Environments

After some time to reflect on my trip to VMworld, it’s become clear that VMware is undergoing a massive evolution with respect to what it does in the network space. From software-driven environments to cloud-centric strategies, VMware is positioning itself in a world that’s largely leaving the data center and other legacy systems behind. In […]

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Greg Stemberger

November 8, 2017

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Four Trends to Consider Before Developing a Cyber Security Plan

With the threat of cyber attacks rapidly evolving, federal agencies need to ensure they have a security foundation in place that allows the flexibility to adapt quickly. That means keeping an eye on trends to make sure they’re procuring solutions that can be easily integrated into their existing systems. The difficulty for agencies is acknowledging […]

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Rob Chee

October 4, 2017

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Campus Networks: The Next Frontier for SDN?

There is no disputing that software-defined networking (SDN) has brought new levels of capabilities to networking in the data center while reducing operator errors, overhead, and complexity. These same benefits can be extended to campus networking for many customers. Campus networks actually do share many of the same network challenges as data centers but for […]

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Greg Stemberger

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

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

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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

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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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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