News Category: Networking

F5’s Latest Updates Give a Nod to Developers

As virtual appliances become a bigger part of its business, F5 is tweaking some of its products to better fit the concept of developers programming the network. The company has separated its orchestration tool from its management tool. The latter, which involves monitoring the network and making...
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Building and Scaling the Fastly Network, Part 1: Fighting the FIB

This post is the first in a series detailing the evolution of network software at Fastly. We’re unique amongst our peers in that from inception, we’ve always viewed networking as an integral part of our product rather than a cost center. We rarely share what we do with the wider networking...
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From PSKs to Blockchain: Ideas for Solving the IoT Security Dilemma

Security and data privacy spending for the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase this year to $348 million, according to Gartner. Why and how are companies upping their IoT security investments? Here’s a look. As industry interest in IoT grows, there’s no question that security has now become a...
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Set Up a Basic Recursive Caching DNS Server and Configure Zones for Domain

Imagine what it would be like if we had to remember the IP addresses of all the websites that we use on a daily basis. Even if we had a prodigious memory, the process... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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How to Plan for SDN & NFV Success

2016 will be an inflection point for SDN and NFV. Momentum is shifting from early adopters to an early majority of communication service providers. But as telecommunications organizations begin to move from intent to action, what is the best way for them to map out an aggressive but viable long-...
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Wholesale Voice Carriers Examine NFV

Having largely accomplished its original mission of moving carriers to voice-over-IP (VoIP), the i3Forum is now expanding its scope to help wholesale carriers adopt network functions virtualization (NFV). The i3Forum is a nonprofit group for wholesale voice carriers. Its members include AT&T,...
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Scaling Collaboration in DevOps

Most DevOps platforms and tools are designed with scalability in mind. DevOps environments often run in the cloud and tend to be volatile. It’s important for the software that supports DevOps to be able to scale in real time to address spikes and lulls in demand. The same thing is true for the...
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Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN

Study provides a view into how enterprise networks are changing.  Companies are tackling surging bandwidth requirements by adding bigger network pipes and adopting newer technologies such as cloud and software-defined networking, according to a new study released today. The ninth annual State of...
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ONUG Hopes to Nudge Networks Toward Real Interoperability

For all the complexity underlying software-defined networking (SDN) — the shift to a DevOps culture, the ending of siloed organizational habits — one recurring gripe is that all these “open” and “standards-based” networking products don’t operate cleanly with one another. It’s an old complaint in...
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Know Your Virtual Workloads: Block Size & Workload Shift

To properly design and optimize your data center, it's important to understand various workload characteristics, how they change over time, and how they impact application performance. I've identified the top six things you should know about your virtualized workloads. In my last post, I looked at...
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