News Category: Networking

Huawei Announces Collaboration with Red Hat to Offer Carrier-grade SDN Solutions

Huawei announces completion of SDN Agile Controller certification with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 7 at Huawei’s Beijing SDN Open Lab. This marks the first time Huawei’s SDN controller has been certified for interoperability with a mainstream cloud platform. It is an important step for Huawei’s SDN...
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High-Availability Allows Business Continuity, Says Dietmar Maurer, Proxmox CTO

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH -- based in Vienna, Austria -- offers enterprise server virtualization solutions, including the open source project Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), which combines container-based virtualization and KVM/QEMU on one web-based management interface. The company was...
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Blockchain as a Service: The New Weapon in the Cloud Wars?

It seems lately you can’t have a discussion around new and disruptive technologies without the word "blockchain" entering the conversation. Blockchain technology, at its basic, is a distributed ledger. In an earlier post, I discussed that while blockchain has close association with bitcoin, it is...
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Open Source and IoT: A Match Made for the Enterprise

Open source IoT platforms are starting to emerge as an attractive options for organizations embarking in the IoT journey. In an extremely nascent and crowded market like enterprise IoT, organizations are trying to rely more and more on open platforms and control their own destiny. Although we are...
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Online Course Targets Open Source SDN Development

The Linux Foundation, the body promoting the open source software ecosystem, has introduced a new online training course for engineers who want to move into networking, with the skills necessary to manage a software-defined network (SDN) deployment. The Linux Foundation believes there is a growing...
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Specification Released for NVM Express over Fabrics

Today NVM Express, Inc. announced the release of its NVM Express over Fabrics specification for accessing storage devices and systems over Ethernet, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, and other network fabrics. NVM Express, Inc. has also recently published Version 1.0 of the NVM Express Management...
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Midokura Raises $20M Series B Round for its Network Virtualization Platform

Network virtualization specialist Midokura today announced it has raised a $20 million Series B round with participation from Japanese fintech company Simplex and existing investors like Allen Miner and the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. With this round, Midokura’s total funding has now...
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Blockchain technology’s qualities of universality and security could be applied to the IoT messaging protocol problem, said Benedikt Herudek at OpenIoT Summit.

Applying Bitcoin to the IoT Interoperability Conundrum

One of the main themes of this year’s Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit was the challenge of bridging the growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) standards. Many speakers were hopeful about the potential for achieving functional interoperability, if not a unifying standard, and there...
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Support Builds for P4 to Boost NFV

In a world where network processors are viewed as a commodity, the assumption is that most innovation will be driven by software. But support is building for the P4 language to boost NFV, as chip specialists point to hardware improvements that will be key for more demanding applications in a...
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SDN is Coming. Is Your Workforce Ready?

SDN is moving into the data center at a rapid clip, but while deploying a new technology is one thing, getting people to use it properly is quite another. According to market analyst IHS Inc., SDN revenues grew more than 80 percent in 2015 compared to the year earlier, topping $1.4 billion. The...
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