Take a Network Break! Grab a coffee, a doughnut and then join us for an analysis of the latest IT news, vendor moves and new product announcements. We’ll separate the signal from the noise–or at least make some noise of our own.
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Arista Launches CloudVision™
Docker Boosts Networking Capabilities w/ New Release
“With the new release, Docker will come pre-loaded with microsegmentation and network policy capabilities, which will allow developers to connect containers to virtual networks across any number of machines. The new capabilities also include a container-level DNS interface that will give containers network visibility to each other even as they move across hosts.”
SocketPlane’s approach creates a virtual network by using Open vSwitch, a software switch that can be embedded in a virtual machine or container, to build Virtual Extension LAN or VXLAN tunnels. The IETF has approved VXLAN as a standard. It was created by VMware, Arista, and Cisco in 2013. The tunnels are logical units of existing IP networks and can be used to connect containers. Each container gets an IP address that stays with the container regardless of where it migrates.
“Loads of partners are already writing plugins or planning to integrate with Docker’s new networking system. Read more in our partner blog posts from Project Calico, Nuage Networks, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft, Weave, Midokura.”
Docker, CoreOS, Google, Microsoft, Amazon And Others Agree To Develop Common Container Standard
Under Linux Foundation, will launch Open Container Project, with Docker container format as the basis of the new standard
The main idea here is that developers should be able to package their applications in a container and be confident that it will run in any runtime, whether that’s Docker, CoreOS’s rkt, or projects like Kurma or Jetpack. That standard should be vendor neutral and development should happen out in the open.
Open Container Project
Juniper, Ruckus Partner on Wireless
“Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless revealed a new alliance Tuesday that partners say will fill the networking company’s wireless gap, left by Aruba Networks”
Juniper gets a new Wi-Fi partner in the wake of HP’s Aruba acquisition. According to the story, Juniper will still be an ‘alliance partner’ with Aruba
EZChip releases next generation silicon for switching/routing
EZchip’s NPS network processor specifically targets open and software programmable routing platforms as well as the acceleration and scaling of NFV virtual applications to carrier and data center grade. The NPS-400 is scheduled to sample in the fourth quarter of 2015 and the next generation NPS-1000, with more than double the throughput is already in development. Both the NPS-400/1000 are a testament to EZchip’s long-standing commitment to deliver market leading products which support changing market dynamics and are expected to solidify EZchip’s market leading position in the merchant, high-speed, programmable, feature rich, network processor market.
- Cisco uses NP-5 in CRS family but rumoured to be developing their own replacement