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    9 tech leaders’ advice on running a technology organization (part 2)

    A compilation of 8 tech leaders’ (+ BlueCat CSO Andrew Wertkin) advice on driving innovation and achieving overall success as a tech organization.

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    9 tech leaders’ advice on sustaining business alignment (part 1)

    Now that Season 1 of the popular podcast Network Disrupted has wrapped, it’s time to parse insights from the show and share them with you.

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    Temporary workaround for SAD DNS

    Ahead of Linux’s patch taking effect, BlueCat Labs has a temporary workaround for protecting against the revived Kaminsky DNS cache poisoning attack.

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    IT pros debate: Should you DIY your DDI?

    Five IT pros get real about DIY vs. enterprise DNS solutions during the second Critical Conversation on Critical Infrastructure hosted in Network VIP.

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    Are your DNS servers still architected like it’s 1999?

    DNS hasn’t changed much, but networks have. Your traditional DNS server architecture might be due for some re-thinking to a cascading approach.

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    Should you store DNS data in the cloud or data center?

    There are tradeoffs to where you store DNS data. Whether in the data center or cloud, BlueCat’s custom logging feature can help you better manage it.

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    Five cloud challenges for DDI and how to beat them

    The cloud-first transition has splintered network visibility and control for NetOps. But the DNS, DHCP, and IPAM hurdles they face can be overcome.

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    Seven best practices to keep your NTP resilient

    When NTP, which synchronizes network clocks, gets off-kilter, DNS and other network disruptions follow. Keep your NTP in shape with BlueCat’s expert tips.

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    12 must-join communities for IT and tech professionals

    A compilation of the most vibrant, helpful communities to join if you work in IT or technology, plus some tips for getting started.

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    Six non-hype network automation lessons from IT pros

    Five IT pros get real about network automation during the first Critical Conversation on Critical Infrastructure hosted in the Network VIP community.

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    BlueCat’s DDI Adaptive Plugins and Applications help IT teams better leverage ServiceNow, Ansible, Microsoft, and more

    A growing suite of Adaptive Plugins and Applications will help automate existing BlueCat capabilities along with adjacent customer technologies.

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    BlueCat appoints Stephen Devito as Chief Executive Officer

    BlueCat, the Adaptive DNS Company™, today announced that Stephen Devito has been named Chief Executive Officer effective September 11, 2020.

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    Technical Know-How: Deploying DDNS with BlueCat

    Dynamic DNS automatically updates DNS records when an IP address changes. Learn how to deploy DDNS on the BlueCat Address Manager and DNS/DHCP server.

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    To better see the threats on your network, try DNS

    DNS is a vector used in most cyber attacks. When it comes to DNS, BlueCat can enhance visibility, detection, and containment of threats to your network.

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    SD-WAN and other network trends: hype vs reality

    A Q&A with a networking engineer on automation and SD-WAN hype, architecting IT projects, and the career implications of skipping the latest trend.

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    You’re told to automate the network. Now what?

    Enterprise Management Associates research reveals what steps you can take now to successfully adopt network automation (hint: it’s not learning Python).

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    The bigger the business, the more misguided the DDI

    EMA research for BlueCat found an inverse relationship between commercial DDI use and business size, as well as more surprises about DDI adoption trends.

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    A simple replacement for complicated GSLB

    BlueCat’s Global Server Selector makes it easy to deliver highly available services and distributed applications, without increased network complexity.

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    How to get hired as a BlueCat intern/co-op

    Applying for an intern/co-op position at BlueCat? Here are some tips.

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    BlueCat brings DDI automation to ServiceNow

    BlueCat now offers Gateway’s powerful automation capabilities through the ticketing infrastructure of ServiceNow.

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    BlueCat brings DDI automation to ServiceNow

    BlueCat now offers its powerful automation capabilities through the ticketing infrastructure of ServiceNow.

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    Tales from the Edge: DNS is so much more than a phone book

    A conversation on Edge and enterprise use cases with BlueCat’s Chief Strategy Officer, Andrew Wertkin, and podcast hosts Stephen Spector and Rob Hirschfeld.

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    GAO report reveals difficulty of IPv6 migrations

    How difficult are IPv6 migrations? A recent GAO report on DOD’s transition plan provides some sobering conclusions.

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    Manage compute seamlessly with the BlueCat OpenStack Adaptive Plug-In

    The BlueCat OpenStack Adaptive Plug-In provisions compute to support updates for DNS name resolution across the enterprise.

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