News Category: Networking

Cumulus Linux 3.0 NOS Now in the Wild

Cumulus Linux is touting a bunch of heavyweights as supporting the latest iteration of its white-box Linux. On board for the launch of the Cumulus Linux 3.0 network operating system are Dell, EdgeCore Networks, Mellanox, Penguin Computing, and Supermicro. For Cumulus, one of the biggest aspects of...
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3 Things Infrastructure as Code Is Not

The role of the network engineer is changing. This is not a result of DevOps, although some would claim it is. As DevOps takes center stage in organizations, it can seem like network engineers are being asked to become developers. There have been a number of talks discussing this, some of which...
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How Blockchain Technology Could Change The World

There’s a lot of hype in the air about blockchain technology at the moment. A recent World Economic Forum report predicts that by 2025 10% of GDP will be stored on blockchains or blockchain related technology. This means it’s probably something which everyone involved in business should take notice...
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Prodip Sen
Prodip Sen, CTO, NFV at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise says open source was the best way to accomplish faster market adoption of NFV.

Telecom Companies Collaborate Through OPNFV to Address Unique Business Challenges

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging alternative to using dedicated hardware appliances, particularly for service providers, where quick, flexible responses to traffic pattern shifts and user demand changes are essential. It implements network tasks like access security, load...
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Securing the Cloud With SDN

It’s becoming clear that rising network security threats will drive increasing integration between network virtualization (NV) and security, as we’ve long predicted here. This means that software-defined networking (SDN) will become a key technology for securing the cloud. SDN can significantly...
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How the Internet Works: Submarine Fibre, Brains in Jars, and Coaxial Cables

Ah, there you are. That didn't take too long, surely? Just a click or a tap and, if you’ve some 21st century connectivity, you landed on this page in a trice. But how does it work? Have you ever thought about how that cat picture actually gets from a server in Oregon to your PC in London? We’re not...
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Creating a Neural Network in Python

Neural Networks are very complicated programs accessible only to elite academics and geniuses, not something which an average developer would be able to work with, and definitely not anything I could hope to comprehend. Right? Well, no. After an enlightening talk by Louis Monier and Gerg Renard at...
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7 Essential Skill-Building Courses for the Open Source Jobs Market

Dice and The Linux Foundation recently released an updated Open Source Jobs Report that examines trends in open source recruiting and job seeking. The report clearly shows that open source professionals are in demand and that those with open source experience have a strong advantage when seeking...
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Ciena Says Toolkit Makes DevOps Easier

Ciena is unveiling a new software toolkit for its Blue Planet orchestration platform designed to help network operators embrace a DevOps approach to adding new services and features to their virtualized network infrastructure. The new tools can be used by telecom operators' own personnel or in...
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Why Dynamic Hyperconvergence Is the Gateway to the Software-Defined Data Center

Computing and storage platforms leveraged by most organizations today are not equipped to keep up with the breakneck pace of global business, nor are they able to handle the challenges associated with the massive growth of data. As more CIOs and IT decision makers look to reduce infrastructure...
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