News Category: Networking

ONOS Hummingbird SDN Release Touts Core Control Function Improvements

ON.Lab’s ONOS Project noted its eighth SDN platform release expands southbound and northbound protocol, legacy device support. The telecommunications market’s choice of software-defined networking platforms continues to blossom, with the Open Networking Laboratory’s Open Network Operating System...
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OPNFV Begins Its Colorado Trail

OPNFV today issued its third software release, ending the agonizing six-month period in which folks had to pronounce and spell Brahmaputra. (See OPNFV Issues Third Software Release.) This latest release continues the river theme but is sensibly named Colorado: It has other advantages as well,...
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Learn How to Speed Up Websites Using Nginx and Gzip Module

Even in a time when significant Internet speeds are available throughout the globe, every effort to optimize website load times is welcome with open arms. In this article, we will discuss a method to increase transfer speeds by reducing the file sizes through compression. This approach brings an...
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SDN Platforms Boron, Hummingbird Released

Seen by some as competing for supremacy in the software-defined networking (SDN) controller space, the ONOS Project and the OpenDaylight Project just released respective platforms within one day of another. Today, the ONOS Project announced its eighth quarterly platform release, called Hummingbird...
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Containerized Production Environments: Networking, Security, and Storage

So you have an application that is composed around containers. You have lightweight base images, a centralized container registry, and integration with the deployment and continuous integration (CI) pipeline — everything needed to get containers working at full scale on your hardware. For running a...
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Industrial IoT Group Releases Security Framework

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) , which was founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel, released a common framework for security that it hopes will help industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments better address securityproblems. Security is critical to industrial IoT because...
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OpenDaylight Rolls Out 'Boron' SDN Platform Release

OpenDaylight's fifth release of its SDN platform puts a focus on the cloud, NFV, performance and tools. The OpenDaylight Project effort to create a common platform for network virtualization continues to mature with the unveiling of the group's fifth release, dubbed "Boron." The industry consortium...
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Cloud Migration Is Making Performance Monitoring Crucial

Application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring (NPM) are becoming increasingly important as businesses that have adopt cloud-based services and virtualized infrastructure. In the recent SDxCentral report, “Network Performance Management Takes On Applications,” more than...
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The Power of Protocol Analyzers

In the complicated world of networking, problems happen. But determining the exact cause of a novel issue in the heat of the moment gets dicey. In these cases, even otherwise competent engineers may be forced to rely on trial and error once Google-fu gives out. Luckily, there’s a secret weapon...
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Transforming Rigid Networks into Dynamic and Agile Infrastructure

For service providers with rigid network resources, physically assigned in metro and wide-area networking (WAN)networks, their complex networking structures aren’t easily manipulated into making dynamic changes. Another challenge is the ability to manage their existing network connections, while at...
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