News Category: Networking

Users Cite Management Challenges With Network Virtualization

Any IT professional looking at software-defined networking (SDN) implementation will need to have a long and in-depth discussion about network virtualization (NV) with management tool vendors. Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research has found that the majority of early adopters have...
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AllJoyn Momentum Accelerates Under the AllSeen Alliance

The future is bright and, if the industry is right, it’s going to be really, really connected. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 30 billion things will be connected and that every product selling for $100 or more will be smart. The IoT industry continues to grow and rapidly evolve, and as varying...
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U.S. Lab Considers SDN for Growing ESnet Research Network

Inder Monga of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is responsible for a U.S. Department of Energy network that's doubling in capacity each year. By 2020, the research network that connects scientists in the U.S. and Europe is projected to carry an exabyte of data each month. Monga, CTO at...
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Series Highlights Top Cloud Technologies and Container Tools

With so many technologies, tools, and techniques to keep track of, it can be hard to know where to start learning new skills. This series on next-gen cloud technologies aims to help you get up to speed on the important projects and products in emerging and rapidly changing areas such as containers...
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Dietrich Ayala speaking at OpenIoT Summit.

Repurposing Old Smartphones for Home Automation

At the recent Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit, Mozilla Technical Evangelist Dietrich Ayala proposed a simple and affordable solution to home automation: A discarded smartphone can handle some of the most useful home automation tasks without requiring expensive hubs and sensors -- or...
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Open Source Tool Watches Linux Systems, Containers for Suspicious Activity

Sysdig, which makes monitoring solutions for containers, has released an open source project that watches containers -- and the rest of a Linux system as well -- for unwanted activity. Sysdig's Falco project scans Linux system calls and compares them against a list of rules to determine if unwanted...
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Here's Where Big Banks Stand on Blockchain

In case you haven’t heard, blockchain is all the rage lately on Wall Street, whereas bitcoin, the digital currency that blockchain came along with in 2009, is suddenly very uncool. Blockchain, by the way, is the decentralized, peer-to-peer, open-source, distributed ledger technology that underlies...
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It’s Surprising Who’s Using NFV MANO Code From Cloudify

There’s been so much flurry around NFV management and network orchestration (MANO) in 2016 that GigaSpaces’ Cloudify Project kind of flew under the radar. GigaSpaces, a company that offers a data scalability platform, has created some MANO software named Cloudify, and the code is being used by Open...
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PLUMgrid: Open Source Collaboration Speeds IO and Networking Development

PLUMgrid INC, which provides tools for OpenStack cloud providers, has been participating in the open source community since the company was founded in 2011. It started working with the Linux kernel community to create a distributed, programmable data plane and contributed to eBPF (extended Berkeley...
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Putting Purpose-Built Performance in NFV

As the network functions virtualization (NFV) revolution comes to service provider and cloud communities, there are some concerns about this new technology. One of the major questions is how to design enough performance in NFV to keep pace in high-subscriber, mission-critical environments. Can NFV ...
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