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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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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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X.Org's Indirect GLX State Is Frightening Researchers

Researchers and scientists appear up in arms this week over the state of Indirect GLX (IGLX) in the X.Org Server and the potential they'd lose the remote OpenGL rendering support they've been accustomed to using for seeing visualizations from clusters / super-computers on their workstations.IGLX...
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Telstra Shares PEN Plans

Just one year after Telstra completed its acquisition of Pacnet, the Australian-based service provider is taking big steps to expand its global footprint using its PEN platform built on SDN. Read more at The New IP.
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Prodip Sen, CTO, NFV at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise says open source was the best way to accomplish faster market adoption of NFV.

Telecom Companies Collaborate Through OPNFV to Address Unique Business Challenges

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging alternative to using dedicated hardware appliances, particularly for service providers, where quick, flexible responses to traffic pattern shifts and user demand changes are essential. It implements network tasks like access security, load...
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AT&T: OPNFV Can Bring Open Source Sanity

Toby Ford, assistant vice president, Cloud Technology, Strategy & Planning at AT&T Inc., said in a BCE keynote that Open Platform for NFV Project will be the natural place for evaluating the work of efforts such as OPEN-Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), Open Source MANO (OSM) and possibly AT...
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With Ansible Update, Docker Compose Files Can Configure Networks

If you’re deploying containers at very large scale, there’s a very good chance that you use a variety of automation tools simultaneously.  Docker has its own, naturally, and its scripts are almost delightfully straightforward and easy for the mind to digest. But it doesn’t really matter how simple...
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Securing the Cloud With SDN

It’s becoming clear that rising network security threats will drive increasing integration between network virtualization (NV) and security, as we’ve long predicted here. This means that software-defined networking (SDN) will become a key technology for securing the cloud. SDN can significantly...
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Distributed Tracing for Polyglot Microservices

Distributed tracing is a critical tool for debugging and understanding microservices. But setting up tracing libraries across all services can be costly—especially in systems composed of services written in disparate languages and frameworks. In this post, we’ll show you how you can easily add...
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How the Internet Works: Submarine Fibre, Brains in Jars, and Coaxial Cables

Ah, there you are. That didn't take too long, surely? Just a click or a tap and, if you’ve some 21st century connectivity, you landed on this page in a trice. But how does it work? Have you ever thought about how that cat picture actually gets from a server in Oregon to your PC in London? We’re not...
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