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    3 cloud networking challenges architects should know

    Collaboration is the key to gaining control over the cloud networking challenges of connectivity, security, and observability. Learn more with BlueCat.

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    Among cyber-attack techniques, what is a DGA?

    What is a DGA? To evade detection, they churn out domain names and IP addresses for malware command and control servers. Learn more with BlueCat.

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    DDI scenarios that can hurt your hybrid cloud strategy

    During Tech Field Day, BlueCat’s Andrew Wertkin whiteboards three scenarios to show how DDI challenges affect your hybrid cloud strategy.

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    Four ways to bridge the network and cloud team divide

    The gulf between cloud and network teams inhibits the potential of cloud investments. Learn how CIOs can break down the silos from EMA research and BlueCat.

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    MAC address vs IP address: What’s the difference?

    MAC address vs IP address: One is a unique hardware identifier, while the other identifies a device’s network connection. Learn more with BlueCat.

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    8 network automation tasks for anyone to get started

    Automating your network can be daunting, but the payoff is huge. Here are eight easy automation tasks to help any network engineer get started.

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    For DNS server caching, what is the ideal TTL?

    Many factors affect how to set time to live (TTL) for DNS servers. Learn more, plus how BlueCat Edge’s TTL features can bolster your network.

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    Comparing AWS, Azure, and GCP cloud DNS services

    The public cloud presents major challenges for DNS management. Examine various capabilities and limitations of Azure, AWS, and GCP with BlueCat.

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    DDI Day: Kudos, awards, and insights from pioneers

    BlueCat’s DDI Day on April 13 celebrated network infrastructure professionals, gave awards to superstars, and drew insight from DNS and DHCP pioneers.

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    Everything you need to know about shadow IT

    When users implement their own solutions behind the IT team’s back, that’s shadow IT. Learn about the risks and how to manage and reduce it with BlueCat.

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    Five network pros’ manual error horror stories

    Members of BlueCat’s Network VIP community detail the errors they committed, the resulting fallout, and what important lessons they learned.

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    10 best Ansible modules for infrastructure as code

    10 (plus a bonus) Ansible automation modules that anyone—from a beginner to a power user—can leverage to transform their network infrastructure to code.

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    How an agency IT chief innovated amid bureaucracy

    Government IT innovation isn’t easy, but Chad Sheridan did it at the USDA by removing silos, earning top-level buy-in, and moving to a product mindset.

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    Lexmark CIO & CTO on recognizing the right use cases for AI

    Lexmark CIO & CTO Vishal Gupta wades through the murk surrounding AI, explaining what tech organizations should know when deciding whether to adopt it.

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    NSA and CISA: Protective DNS key to network defense

    U.S. cyber agencies now point to protective DNS as a defense strategy, confirming what BlueCat already knew: DNS is critical to detecting network threats.

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    Cerner’s key to managing requirements is relationships

    Cerner’s Jon Macy shares his keys for managing IT solution requirements: write them down first, allow nascent ideas, be flexible, and lean into conflict.

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    BlueCat Integrity 9.3: Deliver DNS like a boss

    With the BlueCat Integrity 9.3 release, network admins can get more audit data, manage complexity, and ramp up automation, without compromising performance.

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    Cisco Live 2021 guide: How to ‘Turn IT Up’ virtually

    Cisco Live! for the Americas is March 30-31. BlueCat has all the details, plus top session picks and tips for getting the most out of this virtual event.

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    GM Financial is driving the evolution of legacy QA roles

    GM Financial’s cloud VP Thomas Sweet sees the death of standalone QA as an opportunity for automation and empathic team up-skilling to DevOps roles.

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    IT pros debate: Should network teams design cloud?

    Networking pros dig into who should design hybrid cloud networks during the fourth Critical Conversation on Critical Infrastructure hosted in Network VIP.

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    Deloitte Deputy CEO on CIO’s shift to business partner

    Deloitte’s Rich Penkoski sees CIOs shifting to be business partners instead of technology providers, embracing agile project approaches, and more.

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    Net Health CIO: Remedying health care IT is possible

    Net Health CIO Jason James shares how he transforms health care IT by thinking like a politician and embracing the death of going to work at the office.

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    Yes, you can optimize DNS routing for global SaaS use

    Routing DNS for SaaS can lead to latency, non-local results, and messy internet breakouts. With BlueCat, optimize SaaS delivery and gain full DNS control.

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    Yes, you can tame hybrid cloud DNS traffic jams

    Admins often use messy conditional forwarding DNS rules to fill hybrid cloud gaps. With BlueCat, automate and gain control over your data pathways.

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