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SD-WAN Demands Different Network Monitoring

ThousandEyes, a company that does network monitoring, says software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) is making visibility more difficult, so it has created agent-to-agent tests to make it easier to pinpoint issues in both the forward and reverse paths. SD-WAN is becoming a popular technology...
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Vodafone Demands More from NFV Vendors

Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still encountering some significant challenges as it works with the vendor community on its plans. That was one of the key messages from the Vodafone's head of SDN and NFV, David Amzallag...
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Ciena Intros Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit for SDN/NFV

Ciena introduced its Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit to help network operators speed up the creation and delivery of new on-demand, virtualized services within their SDN and NFV enabled networks. The kit consists of a set of software development tools and community resources that allow operators to...
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Rise of Open Cloud Architecture and Over-the-Top (OTT) Network Services

To meet greater traffic demands and lower operating costs, some of the world’s largest service providers today are looking at open source software to deliver new network services using OpenStack and Linux containers. In a panel on ‘Rise of Open Cloud Architectures and Over-the-Top Network Services...
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How Blockchain Technology Could Change The World

There’s a lot of hype in the air about blockchain technology at the moment. A recent World Economic Forum report predicts that by 2025 10% of GDP will be stored on blockchains or blockchain related technology. This means it’s probably something which everyone involved in business should take notice...
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Amazon Debuts Flourish, a Runtime Application Model for Serverless Computing

Amazon Web Services has started to build out support tooling for its Lambda-based serverless infrastructure. At ServerlessConf in Brooklyn Thursday, Tim Wagner, general manager of AWS Serverless Compute (which includes AWS Lambda, and Amazon API Gateway) announced Flourish, a new open source...
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Twitter Open-Sources Heron for Real-Time Stream Analytics

Heron, the real-time stream-processing system Twitter devised as a replacement for Apache Storm, is finally being open-sourced after powering Twitter for more than two years. Twitter explained in a blog post that it created Heron because it needed more than speed and scale from its real-time stream...
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ONF to Release Guidelines for Deploying Secure SDN Controllers

The Open Networking Foundation’s security working group is preparing to release guidelines for designing and deploying secure software-defined networking (SDN) controllers. The guidelines are currently in review and will be published in June, according to Sandra Scott-Hayward, vice chair of ONF’s...
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EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

EMC hopes to make unikernels a bigger part of the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) landscape through its open source UniK orchestration tool, which it unveiled this week.  Unikernels are application images that contain only the bare minimum amount of code necessary to make an application run....
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DevOps: A Culture or Concrete Activity?

As implicit in the name, DevOps was meant to bring development and operations teams together into a more cohesive IT staff. QA management, likewise, was absorbed into what essentially became a collaborative team that worked together toward a common goal. The idea here was to eliminate the kinks in...
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