News Category: Networking

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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Introducing the new superheroes of the networking, not me!

SDN and NFV may look like the new superheroes of the networking world, but they are only foundation members of an orchestra now playing a dynamic network symphony. Hybrid WAN's are one thing, but software defined or "SD-WAN's" are another. The key difference in my opinion; centralised control...
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Price Is Not the Driving Factor in the Cloud Services Biz

According to 451 Research’s latest Cloud Price Index (CPI), the cloud services sector is a long way from being a commodity market. Price, the CPI indicates, barely affects market share, while value-added services comprise the real driver in the sector. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google have been...
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Infographic: Companies Want Flexibility and Faster Production Time from Software Defined Networking. And They Get It.

In 2013, last time Tech Pro Research conducted a poll on the topic, half of respondents said they didn't know anything about software-defined networking. This time, respondents were more familiar with SDN and much more willing to consider it. Plans to implement increased from 6% in 2013 to 32% now...
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How to Simplify Branch Networks with NFV

Enterprise network functions virtualization, or NFV, can simplify the network design, deployment, and reduce costs at remote branch sites. Many enterprise organizations have a problem: the proliferation of networking hardware at branch sites. A typical branch site might have a mix of devices to...
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The Rise of Deep Learning in the Tech Industry

Tech analysts love trending topics. In fact, that’s their job: forecast and analyze trends. Some years ago we had “Big Data”, more recently “Machine Learning”, and now it s the time of “Deep Learning”. So let’s dive in and try to understand what‘s behind it and what impact it can have on our...
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Rancher & Vapor IO Perform New Tricks With Apache Mesos

Rancher Labs and Vapor IO are announcing moves related to Apache Mesos, the open source container orchestration platform. Rancher is adding Mesos support to its container management environment (also named Rancher), while Vapor IO is bringing its data center management software into Mesosphere‘s DC...
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Linux Foundation Backs HPE’s Open Source Switch OS

OpenSwitch, the operating system for data center network switches Hewlett-Packard Enterprise launched last year as an open source project together with a number of other networking heavyweights, has become an official Linux Foundation project, the foundation announced today. The foundation provides...
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