News Category: Networking

Real World Microservices: When Services Stop Playing Well and Start Getting Real

Microservices allow engineering teams to move quickly to grow a product… assuming they don’t get bogged down by the complexity of operating a distributed system. In this post, I’ll show you how some of the hardest operational problems in microservices—staging and canarying of deep services—can be...
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Project Calico, Flannel Join Forces for Policy-Secured Networking

Traditional approaches to network management and security are ill-suited for the fluid nature of container and microservices-based architectures. Containers appear, disappear and are moved around to different compute nodes far too frequently to be assigned static IP addresses, much less be...
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Top 5 Business Benefits of SDN & NFV

When combined, SDN and NFV promise to bring an unprecedented level of digital control to global IT networks. While software-defined networking (SDN) shuns proprietary hardware for an open, programmable global network infrastructure that can be centrally managed, network functions virtualization (...
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Enterprise networkers have organized: Here are their demands

A user group for enterprise IT managers is taking on software-defined networking, calling for new technologies they say would better serve enterprise needs. On Tuesday, the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) announced initiatives behind four technologies that it says would help enterprises build and...
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Mike Richmond speaking at OpenIoT Summit.

OCF Director Discusses Interoperability Between IoT Frameworks [Video]

In his keynote address at the Embedded Linux Conference’s OpenIoT Summit, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond discussed the potential for interoperability -- and a possible merger -- between the two major open source IoT frameworks: the OCF’s IoTivity and the AllSeen...
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NEC/NetCracker’s NFV Platform Dives Into DevOps

Here at the TM Forum Live conference, NEC and Netcracker Technology today launched the Agile Virtual Platform (AVP), a sprawling network functions virtualization (NFV) platform designed to help service providers build and manage new services based on emerging virtualization technology. You could...
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CoreOS Fest: Tigera Launches Canal Container Networking Effort

Project Calico comes together with CoreOS' flannel to create new open-source Canal project, backed by Tigera. At the CoreOS Fest here one of the big pieces of news is a new networking effort called Canal. Canal is an open-source effort that combines Project Calico which has been led by Metaswitch...
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OpenStack, SDN, and Container Networking Power Enterprise Cloud at PayPal

Experimenting with software-defined networking (SDN), overlays and container networking is the latest step in PayPal's journey to build its next generation Enterprise Cloud infrastructure. At Open Networking Summit 2016 (ONS), Jigar Desai, VP of Cloud and Platforms at PayPal, shared the company’s...
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How to Migrate Cacti to a New Server

Cacti is a widely used network graphing tool that is used by many service providers. For those of you who have been using Cacti to graph various elements of your network, it is sometimes necessary to migrate Cacti and all its graph datasets from one server to another. Why? The current server may be...
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What Are Microservices and Why Should You Use Them?

Traditionally, software developers created large, monolithic applications. The single monolith would encompass all the business activities for a single application. As the requirements of the application grew, so did the monolith. In this model, implementing an improved piece of business...
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