News Category: Networking

Networks need automation -- just ask the U.S. military

IT professionals are looking to software-defined networking to automate what are still complex and vulnerable systems controlled by human engineers. Major General Sarah Zabel knows where they’re coming from. The general summed up what many enterprises are saying about software-defined networking....
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4 Container Networking Tools to Know

With so many new cloud computing technologies, tools, and techniques to keep track of, it can be hard to know where to start learning new skills. This series on next-gen cloud technologies aims to help you get up to speed on the important projects and products in emerging and rapidly changing areas...
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HPE’s IoT Platform Supports oneM2M, LoRa, SigFox

HPE looks to make it easier for enterprises and service providers to connect and manage Internet of Things (IoT) devices with the debut of its IoT Platform 1.2. The platform is aligned with the oneM2M ETSI industry standard and will also support long-range, low-power networks such as LoRa and...
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Real World Microservices: When Services Stop Playing Well and Start Getting Real

Microservices allow engineering teams to move quickly to grow a product… assuming they don’t get bogged down by the complexity of operating a distributed system. In this post, I’ll show you how some of the hardest operational problems in microservices—staging and canarying of deep services—can be...
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Project Calico, Flannel Join Forces for Policy-Secured Networking

Traditional approaches to network management and security are ill-suited for the fluid nature of container and microservices-based architectures. Containers appear, disappear and are moved around to different compute nodes far too frequently to be assigned static IP addresses, much less be...
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Top 5 Business Benefits of SDN & NFV

When combined, SDN and NFV promise to bring an unprecedented level of digital control to global IT networks. While software-defined networking (SDN) shuns proprietary hardware for an open, programmable global network infrastructure that can be centrally managed, network functions virtualization (...
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Enterprise networkers have organized: Here are their demands

A user group for enterprise IT managers is taking on software-defined networking, calling for new technologies they say would better serve enterprise needs. On Tuesday, the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) announced initiatives behind four technologies that it says would help enterprises build and...
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Mike Richmond speaking at OpenIoT Summit.

OCF Director Discusses Interoperability Between IoT Frameworks [Video]

In his keynote address at the Embedded Linux Conference’s OpenIoT Summit, Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) Executive Director Mike Richmond discussed the potential for interoperability -- and a possible merger -- between the two major open source IoT frameworks: the OCF’s IoTivity and the AllSeen...
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NEC/NetCracker’s NFV Platform Dives Into DevOps

Here at the TM Forum Live conference, NEC and Netcracker Technology today launched the Agile Virtual Platform (AVP), a sprawling network functions virtualization (NFV) platform designed to help service providers build and manage new services based on emerging virtualization technology. You could...
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CoreOS Fest: Tigera Launches Canal Container Networking Effort

Project Calico comes together with CoreOS' flannel to create new open-source Canal project, backed by Tigera. At the CoreOS Fest here one of the big pieces of news is a new networking effort called Canal. Canal is an open-source effort that combines Project Calico which has been led by Metaswitch...
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