News Category: Networking

Open Source NFV Part Four: Open Source MANO

Defined in ETSI ISG NFV architecture, MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) is a layer — a combination of multiple functional entities — that manages and orchestrates the cloud infrastructure, resources and services. It is comprised of, mainly, three different entities — NFV Orchestrator, VNF...
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Is Apstra SDN? Same Idea, Different Angle

The network automation startup starts with an enterprise's intentions and makes the network carry them out, One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an...
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What a Virtual Network Looks Like: Planning

Virtual networks make things easier for the user at the planning level... at least in theory. Network services don't spring up unbidden from the earth but rather they're coerced out of infrastructure in response to business and consumer opportunities. Every operations and management paradigm ever...
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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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