News Category: Networking

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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Verizon Deploys NFV Infrastructure Platform From Interchangeable Parts

MetTel has joined the competitive carrier movement to offer a SD-WAN service for enterprise and medium-sized business, challenging incumbent players like AT&T and Verizon with an alternative service. Software defined-wide area networking is finding relevance with a host of industry verticals,...
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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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