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Apstra has announced root cause identification and other new features in the latest version of its intent-based networking (IBN) software, but IBN has hurdles to get over before its utopian vision of the data center can come to fruition.
LiveAction’s 8.0 version of its LiveNX network performance management software now integrates with packet capture hardware and protocol analyzer software from Savvius, which LiveAction acquired in June 2018.
Earlier this month, Extreme Networks rolled out a whopping big announcement that included upgrades to its management, analytics, and automation software, as well as new hardware. On the software side, Extreme upgraded its management and monitoring software, Extreme Management Center, to encompass data center operations in addition to existing campus and edge management capabilities. The…
Teridion has announced a virtual network service to compete with MPLS providers. Its overlay combines IPSect tunnels, monitoring, and performance-based routing to meet customer service levels, and it’s partnering with SD-WAN vendors to go to market.
Cisco Systems has announced its first-ever 400GbE switches. Expected to ship in the first half of 2019, these switches target hyperscaler companies, cloud and service providers, and large enterprises.
Arista Networks has announced two 400GbE switches built on Broadcom’s Tomahawk 3 ASIC. The switches include features such as a 50% increase in buffer size, elephant flow detection, and two different optics options.
Cato Networks has announced a new SD-WAN appliance and new features to extend service availability in the event of device failures, network changes, and even the loss of Cato’s private network.
Nyansa, which monitors user experience for IT operations, has a new feature that lets willing customers unmask anonymized performance metrics to share with one another to facilitate collaboration and peer-to-peer learning.
Juniper Networks believes that a new multicloud world creates an opportunity to lure enterprises with the promise of operational consistency: using Juniper software and automation to enforce uniform policies and security controls on premises and across public clouds.
Mode, a startup that offers a private network to compete with MPLS, has partnered with SD-WAN provider Versa Networks to integrate the two products.
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Barefoot Networks, maker of the Tofino ASIC, has released P4 Studio, software designed to make it easier to program Tofino and write custom functions.
AppNeta, which offers a SaaS-based network performance monitoring (NPM) service, has announced new monitoring features to incorporate BGP data and greater DNS visibility, as well as a more powerful monitoring appliance.
Arista is expanding its switch portfolio with the acquisition of Metamako, which makes network gear for high-frequency trading in the financial services industry.
Juniper has announced a new software package, Contrail Edge Cloud, that targets service providers and telcos building out edge nodes to support existing and new applications. The package bundles software from Juniper and Red Hat for networking, compute, orchestration, and security.
WLAN vendor Mist says it has enhanced its machine learning capabilities to improve anomaly detection, and has boosted the number of natural language queries its virtual assistant can respond to.
Cisco has announced a new UCS server, the C480 ML, for AI and machine learning workloads. The server includes 8 NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs and up to 182TBs of storage.
The IPv6 Buzz podcast, a twice-monthly deep dive into the v6 protocol, is now available in its own channel on Packet Pushers.
VMware’s pitch to the enterprise is that they can maintain control over public clouds by bringing VMware with them.
Meta Networks is rethinking secure remote access with a virtualized private network service that lets administrators apply fine-grained application access policies to employees and third parties such as contractors.
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WLAN vendor Mist has announced a partnership with VMware’s VeloCloud SD-WAN solution, in which Mist can interoperate with VeloCloud to improve visibility into, and troubleshooting of, wireless and WAN performance. Mist provides a cloud-based wireless controller and administrative interface for its APs. This cloud controller can make API calls to VeloCloud’s controller to ingest WAN…
Juniper Networks has announced that it will soon begin shipping new SPC3 (Services Process Card) Advanced Security Acceleration cards for its SRX5000 line of security gateways, which includes the 5400, 5600, and 5800 appliances. These security appliances target large enterprises, service providers, and cloud providers. Customers can mix and match security features including firewalling, IPS,…
Gigamon has acquired Icebrg, a security startup that collects and analyzes network metadata to detect attacks and help security teams investigate incidents. Icebrg uses on-premises sensors to collect packet metadata from switches and routers, and then sends that data to its cloud platform. Customers then access the data from a portal for analysis and investigation….