News Category: Networking

An Overview of Open Standards for IoT Communication Protocols

In its simplest terms, an IoT solution is a collection of sensors combined with a centralized management application permitting the user to modify the environment in some way. Examples include being able to monitor the temperature of your home and adjust it based on occupancy; and being able to...
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Open Networking Summit
Open Networking Summit, to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA, brings enterprises, carriers, and cloud service providers together with the networking ecosystem to highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking. Check out the full conference schedule.

AT&T, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Visa, and More to Speak at Open Networking Summit 2017

The Linux Foundation has announced keynote speakers and session highlights for Open Networking Summit, to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA. ONS promises to be the largest, most comprehensive and most innovative networking and orchestration event of the year. The event brings enterprises,...
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What's the Difference Between NFV Automation and NFV Orchestration?

NFV automation is the ability to transfer manual network configuration to technology; NFV orchestration creates the deployment and automation blueprint. NFV automation and NFV orchestration have overlapping and interrelated capabilities, which are essential to the deployment of virtual network...
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A Networking Open Source Innovation Pipeline Can Accelerate Businesses

... To be fair, all enterprise solutions will, by default, create a lock-in as once they are deployed they are very difficult to replace. The benefit of open source is not that it removes lock-in altogether; instead of being wed to single vendor and a single technology, one is connected to a...
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Scripting IoT
At the upcoming Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit, Paul Sokolovsky will discuss some of the challenges of using scripting languages in embedded development.

Using Scripting Languages in IoT: Challenges and Approaches

Scripting languages (aka Very High-Level Languages or VHLLs), such as Python, PHP, and JavaScript are commonly used in desktop, server, and web development. And, their powerful built-in functionality lets you develop small useful applications with little time and effort, says Paul Sokolovsky, IoT...
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NorNet
Thomas Dreibholz, Senior Research Engineer at Simula Research Laboratory, talking about NorNet and Building an Inter-Continental Internet Testbed Based on Open Source Software at LinuxCon Europe.

NorNet: An Open Source Inter-Continental Internet Testbed

With new devices and applications creating interesting use cases for IoT, smart cities, vehicle networks, mobile broadband and more, we are creating new ways to use networked technologies, and we need to be able to test these in realistic settings across locations. In his LinuxCon Europe talk,...
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Taking Control of the Programmable Network

Analytics plays a key role in digital-ready networks. It reveals rich contextual insights about users, applications, devices, and threats. This helps organizations and their IT professionals make more informed decisions. To make this happen, however, organizations must do two things. First, they...
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Open Networking Summit stage
Open Networking Summit, to be held April 3-6, 2017 in Santa Clara, CA, brings enterprises, carriers, and cloud service providers together with the networking ecosystem to highlight innovation and discuss the future of open source networking. Check out the full conference schedule.

VC Investor Martin Casado on the Future of Software-Defined Networking

Software-defined networking’s biggest accomplishment last year was achieving market traction and validation, says Martin Casado, a general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. But there are still many challenges ahead for the industry at large and the organizations that aim to...
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Practical Approaches to IoT Test Challenges

For engineers working on wireless-enabled IoT system designs, a variety of design challenges and tradeoffs transpire from start to finish. Moving efficiently through the process requires a good test-and-measurement strategy and proper instrumentation to ensure that you make timely and correct...
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OPNFV Nearing Commercial Deployment

The somewhat long-awaited report on OPNFV's December Plugfest emerged this morning, revealing no major surprises but taking some steps forward on integration with other open source projects, namely the Open Compute Project and Open Orchestrator. It also signals a stage where the OPNFV Project's...
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