News Category: Networking


Benedikt Herudek
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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AT&T: Domain 2.0 has upset vendors' business models, says Prabhu

AT&T's creation of the Domain 2.0 program, which is driven by the implementation of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), is causing the telecom equipment industry to rethink how they deliver products and services. The telco's initiative has driven all of...
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Web browsers shriek scary SSL alerts and try to save us from ourselves. Learn what you can do about it.

Quieting Scary Web Browser SSL Alerts

The entire Internet depends on OpenSSL to secure sensitive transactions, but until the Linux Foundation launched the Core Infrastructure Initiative to support crucial infrastructure projects, it was supported by a small underfunded team with only one paid developer. This is not good for an...
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SDN Factors Into Packet Optical Convergence

Earlier this year, Facebook led the charge to launch a new open source group – the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) – whose mission is to improve global Internet connections. TIP will employ the same methods Facebook has used to re-design data centers via its Open Compute Project (OCP). Some of TIP’s...
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Communication Service Providers Seek Virtualization Interoperability for All

To improve profitability, time to market and performance, service providers and their enterprise customers want proven interoperability between disparate vendors' virtualization products, especially as these environments become more pervasive and sophisticated. Tier 1 service providers such as AT...
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AT&T ECOMP initiative leans on DCAE for SDN, NFV goals

AT&T detailed the DCAE work within its ECOMP initiative as key to its goal of tapping SDN and NFV for greater control over network resources AT&T’s push into gaining software control of its network has led to a number of innovations for the telecom space, with one of the more recent...
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Learn how to mitigate issues when your mail server is stressed.

Destress Your Mail Server with Postfix Troubleshooting Tips: Part 2

As I discussed in the previous article, it’s clearly important to know when your trusty mail transfer agent (MTA) is struggling to perform its duties. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at some warning signs and consider potential ways to mitigate issues when you spot that your server is...
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Microservices vs. SOA

These days, there are a lot of discussions about Microservices at the workplace or in tech talks. And if you have worked with SOA before, you might wonder what is the difference between SOA and Microservices. Here I have explained both architectures and compared them in details. SOA A Service...
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