So In this blog, I wanted to share two things. Number One, A high level overview of how I approached about creating a PCE prototype, but more importantly the motivation behind it and the things I learned during the process. So almost, a little bit over an year ago, when I wasn’t working for a…
Archives for September 2016
CloudPhysics has released a calculator that tallies up the costs of virtual machines running in your private cloud, and can compare that with the cost of running similar workloads in AWS and Azure.
ONOS, the Open Network Operating System, has announced Hummingbird, the eighth release of the open source SDN OS designed for service providers.
This week KrebsonSecurity website has been under a sustained DDOS attack and is offline at time of writing. This article has the details but I wonder if this is the end of DDOS mitigation services and there isn’t an obvious solution. Some information: The DDOS attack exceeded 600Gbps. The reports suggests it wasn’t reflected or amplified DOS…
Colorado grows the capabilities of the OPNFV platform, making it possible to test additional features and scenarios. Key advancements are in the areas of IPv6, security, service function chaining, and VPN.
ExtraHop 6.0 adds new features, including continuous packet capture, to its streaming analytics platform.
Silver Peak is partnering with Masergy on an SD-WAN service for enterprises.
The OpenDaylight Project has released Boron, the fifth version of its SDN controller. Boron includes numerous contributions from telcos and service providers, but is the enterprise ready to get on board?
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With the Boron release, the OpenDaylight project appears to be settled, confident, and capable. The next phase of ODL could be a blossoming of network functionality, nurtured by its soil.
Riverbed has announced SteelConnect 2.0, an SD-WAN product that points to the company’s future.
Someone asked me why they should buy whitebox switches. I came up with 9 reasons.
FibreChannel networking is getting visibility tools ? That train has long gone ….
This guest blog post is by Kevin Deierling, VP of marketing at Mellanox Technologies. We thank Mellanox for being a sponsor. Many Ethernet switch vendors stress the need for large buffers in switches to achieve optimal network performance. In fact, enormous buffers aren’t needed to achieve optimal performance, but rather to accommodate architectural flaws in…
If software is the future then why sell off your software business ?
Brocade is announcing a new data center router, the SLX 9850, with a virtualized OS, modular design, and SLX Insight, which can run 3rd party software for network visibility.
Foghorn locally processes the huge amounts of data generated by industrial IoT. By “industrial,” we mean mining, jet engines, automated manufacturing, large refineries, large retail shops, and smart meters. Foghorn challenges the traditional fog computing paradigm somewhat, bringing “intelligence at the edge” via tiny x86 platforms, a custom programming language, and a RAM-resident database.
Riverbed, long associated with WAN optimization, is remaking itself as an SD-WAN company.
Try this for a “virtuous cycle.” New technology creates new problems…which creates new technology.
Illumio addresses the microsegmentation challenge by filtering right out at the edge. Rather than traffic leaving the workload and being steered around to a security device, traffic is filtered at the workload itself.
Publishing anonymously about Cisco NX-OS licensing time sucking.
Comparing the costs of different cloud providers.
Here’s why Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from the latest iPhone makes great product management sense.
This whole big buffer nonsense has gotten out of hand, and it’s time for this issue to be put to rest.
Teridion improves throughput for traffic traversing the Internet. Teridion has built a network of over 5,000 virtual routers across the globe, located at many different cloud providers. Teridion determines the best path between any of the virtual routers in their network, and sends traffic across that best path via router-to-router tunneling.