News Category: Networking

The First Step in Modern Networking isn’t a Sidecar

One of the most important pieces of any modern web application is the network. As applications become more distributed, it becomes crucial to reason about the network and its behavior in order to understand how a system will behave. Service meshes are more and more frequently proposed as a means of...
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5 Ways Blockchain Can Accelerate Open Organizations

Blockchain makes running an organization less costly. In the process, it introduces revolutionary degrees of transparency, inclusivity, and adaptability. In an effort to not only understand blockchain itself, but also to discover the ways adopting it could change our approach to organizing today, I...
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OpenIoT Summit 2018

The OpenIoT Summit is the only IoT event focused on the development of open IoT solutions. Experts from the world’s leading companies and most important open source projects will present the information you need to bring smart connected products and solutions to market. Learn more
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The Internet Sees Nearly 30,000 Distinct DoS Attacks Each Day: Study

The incidence of denial-of-service (DoS) attacks has consistently grown over the last few years, "steadily becoming one of the biggest threats to Internet stability and reliability." Over the last year or so, the emergence of IoT-based botnets -- such as Mirai and more recently Reaper, with as yet...
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What Is Virtualization?

No advance in information technology in the past six decades has offered a greater range of quantifiable benefits than has virtualization. Many IT professionals think of virtualization in terms of virtual machines (VM) and their associated hypervisors and operating-system implementations, but that...
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Google Improves Latency 40% Within its Software-Defined Networking

Google engineers figured out a way to improve latency within the company’s software-defined networking (SDN) platform — Andromeda. Google released the latest version of the platform, Andromeda 2.1, today and says it reduces network latency between Google Compute Engine virtual machines by 40...
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This preview of the "Understanding OPNFV" ebook looks at continuous testing and writing and onboarding VNFs.

Using OPNFV to Comprehensively Test Your NFV Cloud

In this article series, we have been discussing the Understanding OPNFV book (see links to previous articles below). Here, we will look at OPNFV continuous testing and writing and onboarding virtual network functions (VNFs).                 As we have discussed previously, OPNFV integrates a number...
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In this two-part series, we will learn about IPv6 private addressing and configuring test networks in KVM.

Testing IPv6 Networking in KVM: Part 1

Nothing beats hands-on playing with IPv6 addresses to get the hang of how they work, and setting up a little test lab in KVM is as easy as falling over — and more fun. In this two-part series, we will learn about IPv6 private addressing and configuring test networks in KVM. QEMU/KVM/Virtual Machine...
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Beyond Bitcoin: Oracle, IBM Prepare Blockchains for Industrial Use

There’s been a lot of talk recently about blockchains beyond its original use for supporting Bitcoin. Earlier this year, we covered a session in London where the takeaway from the panel was there are too many problems to be solved. But that was in February, and a lot has changed since then. Judging...
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New Network Security Standards Will Protect Internet’s Routing

Electronic messages traveling across the internet are under constant threat from data thieves, but new security standards created with the technical guidance of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will reduce the risk of messages being intercepted or stolen. These standards...
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