News Category: Networking

OPNFV Project Scales Up Network Functions Virtualisation Ecosystem

The OPNFV Project,  the Linux Foundation’s open source network functions virtualistion (NFV) platform development organisation, has announced an expansion of its R&D capabilities and an internship programme to help further develop the worldwide NFV ecosystem. The organisation, which is...
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Get Networking Out of the Way for App Development

The modern tech business is all about networking infrastructure. For a leading company, the power to communicate effectively with its IT assets is vital. However, that same networking can be a wall to development process; how does a team develop for an environment that is always shifting and...
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Weave Cloud Integrates Docker Containers with AWS

Weaveworks announced the public beta of its Weave Cloud hosted cloud product. It combines versions of Weaveworks’ container networking and management software. Of particular interest: Weave Cloud offers native Docker container integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Virtual Private Cloud (VPC),...
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9 Emerging Storage Technologies To Watch

Storage researchers are looking to innovations like 3D NAND, erasure coding, and utilizing DNA to provide greater data density, faster performance, and low cost.  According to IDC estimates, the amount of data stored in the world's computer systems is doubling every two years, and is likely to...
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Former Apple Engineers Launch SnapRoute, An Open-source Networking Startup, Out of Stealth

A new startup called SnapRoute is playing in the world of open-source software for networking hardware in companies’ data centers. It’s notable because more than half of the team once played important roles inside Apple, managing its data center networks, and now the startup is working with the...
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Network Security: The Unknown Unknowns

Using the Assimilation Project to Perform Service Discovery and Inventory of Systems I recently thought of the apocryphal story about the solid reliability of the IBM AS/400 systems. I’ve heard several variations on the story, but as the most common version of the story goes, an IBM service...
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Best Linux Command-Line Tools For Network Engineers

Trends like open networking and adoption of the Linux operating system by network equipment vendors require network administrators and engineers to have a basic knowledge of Linux-based command-line utilities. When I worked full-time as a network engineer, my Linux skills helped me with the tasks...
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True Network Hardware Virtualization

If your network is fine, read no further. TROUBLE IN PARADISE But it’s likely you’re still reading. Because things are not exactly fine. Because you are probably like 99.999% of us who are experiencing crazy changes in our networks. Traffic in metro networks is exploding, characterized by many...
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ON.Lab Releases Latest ONOS SDN Platform

The Open Network Lab’s Open Network Operating System project unveiled its seventh release targeting a software-defined networking operating system, dubbed “Goldeneye.” ONOS said the Goldeneye release includes advances such as improved adaptive flow monitoring and selective DPI from ETRI, claimed to...
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A Proper TSN Driver Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (Time Sensitive Networking)

Henrik Austad of Cisco has published very early code for implementing a TSN core driver in the Linux kernel. TSN is short for Time Sensitive Networking and was formerly known as Audio/Video Bridging (AVB). TSN is designed for establishing low-latency, jitter-free, guaranteed-bandwidth links over a...
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