News Category: Networking

How to Migrate Cacti to a New Server

Cacti is a widely used network graphing tool that is used by many service providers. For those of you who have been using Cacti to graph various elements of your network, it is sometimes necessary to migrate Cacti and all its graph datasets from one server to another. Why? The current server may be...
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What Are Microservices and Why Should You Use Them?

Traditionally, software developers created large, monolithic applications. The single monolith would encompass all the business activities for a single application. As the requirements of the application grew, so did the monolith. In this model, implementing an improved piece of business...
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SDN and NFV for Network Automation – Promises of Network Transformation

The industry has high hopes for network automation. Industry research, as well as our own work, indicates that IT and networking professionals believe that many network management tasks can be automated using promising software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) ...
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7 Ways Cloud Computing Propels IT Security

To some, cloud computing and IT security do not intersect. The results are often disastrous. Considering the huge amount of press that cloud computing receives when breaches occur, it's easy to understand why they believe that. But if you look at IT security from a wider lens, you'll see that cloud...
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6 Best Open Source Firewall Solutions

One important step to protect a system is using a firewall. Essentially, this is a network security system, acting like a security guard between internal and external networks. The firewall controls incoming and outgoing network traffic using security rules. The rules specify which connections you...
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Microservices Require Robust API Management

As the microservices approach is becoming more prevalent in application development, API operations, or API Ops, is increasingly being recognized as a requisite skill amongst enterprise and startups. Microservices architecture breaks down services and assets into discrete, composable units. And...
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RDO Mitaka & Several External Networks VLAN Provider Setup

Post below is addressing the question when Controller/Network RDO Mitaka Node has to have external networks of VLAN type with predefined vlan tags. Straight forward packstack deployment doesn't  allow to achieve desired network configuration. External network provider of vlan type appears to be...
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Infrastructure 'Coming to Life in a New Way,' SDN Inventor Says

There are those that believe the era of infrastructure is gone, but Martin Casado is not among them. Casado, now a venture capitalist at Andreessen Horowitz, discussed during a keynote address at the Interop conference here why we're now on the cusp of an evolutionary shift in the infrastructure...
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Open Wireless Standards Could Save Smart Cities 30% on Tech Costs

"Open standards can [ensure] money is invested more efficiently and dramatically accelerate IoT adoption and growth," said Jeremy Green, Machina analyst and author of the report. Machina provides market research and strategic guidance on M2M and IoT. Reliance on open standards should seem obvious,...
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Netbeast: A Cross-Platform Tool for the Internet of Things

When smart devices are closed, they're not smart at all. Netbeast is an open source platform for developing Internet of Things (IoT) applications for appliances and other devices. It's an environment-agnostic platform that allows users to ignore details like wireless protocols, brand-specific...
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