News Category: Networking

Network Disaggregation: Opening The Last Black Box

Most people think of network disaggregation as separating hardware from software, but the story goes deeper than that. While hardware and software separation are a big part of the SDN concept, there is also disaggregation of network switch ASICs. There are five switch ASIC manufacturers in the...
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SDN Manages the Electric Grid, Too

The California Independent System Operator announced it is using Dispersive Technologies for software defined networking (SDN) to control the flow of electricity on its power grid. The non-profit California ISO manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that...
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NFV and SDN - A Comcast Perspective

Embracing open source has seen Comcast transform from a cable company to a networking company and now to a software company, highlighted Nagesh Nandiraju, Director of Next Gen Network Architecture, Comcast in his plenary talk at Open Networking Summit 2016. “Underlying all of this requires a big...
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Facebook promises release of own 'modular routing platform'

Facebook has promised to open source a “modular routing platform” it says powers many of its own networks. “Open/R” was developed to power Facebook's Terragraph WiFi networks. Now The Social Network says the more it played with the code, the more it became apparent it was fit for general purpose...
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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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