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Category: Software-defined Networking


Automation, Networking and Software-Defined Everything: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live

The Cisco Live event in San Diego last month provided incredible insight into the evolution of networking technology and how it’s moving forward. The event provided an opportunity to not only experience the most cutting-edge technologies, but also talk with incredibly smart people about what innovative solutions are now available for our federal clients. From […]

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Ryan Wolfe

July 24, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Tech Trends 2019: Software-Defined Everything, Collaboration and Security

In 2019, agencies will be looking for efficiency and flexibility as they take the next step in modernizing their IT infrastructure. While previous years have seen the federal government warm up to digital transformation, this year it will begin to reap the benefits of those investments, making it easier for federal employees to collaborate and communicate […]

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Jim Smid

Mission-Critical Workloads, Dispersed Locations, Unpredictable Demands: When SD-WAN is the Ideal Solution

While many look to Washington, D.C. as the hub of the federal government, the reality is that agencies have branches and staff throughout the country and around the world. Federal employees need a reliable network that spans disparate offices across the globe. Think about the gravity of this scenario. An agency spends months preparing for […]

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Greg Stemberger

July 24, 2018

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

The Theory of Everything: IT Environments in a Connected World

Every spring, Iron Bow gathers for its Annual Engineering Summit, where all technical and engineering staff are brought together along with leading OEMs to present, discuss and share best practices on newest products, programs and cutting-edge solutions. Although our core capabilities are are tackled and managed in what we all our Practice Teams. After three […]

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Rob Chee & Greg Stemberger

Micro-segmentation: The Path to More Efficient and Effective Network Security

With the cyber security threat landscape getting bigger by the second, every security professional wants to limit their network’s attack surface. Current physical networks and traditional firewalls may prove that task difficult as bad actors find more and more ways to exploit the legacy technology. Fortunately, if you’re deploying a software-defined network or working with […]

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TechSource Editor

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