Take a Network Break! We start with a few FU’s regarding last episode’s Dell announcements, as well as a correction on our reporting on Juniper’s SD-WAN capabilities.
On the news front, Microsoft has announced it will include a Linux kernel in Windows, VMware and Dell EMC partner to deliver on-premises infrastructure that’s operated and paid for as if it was in the cloud, and Cisco announces an “SD-WAN for colocations” offering.
China has reportedly repurposed U.S. hacking tools to use against Western countries, internal vendor security continues to be a problem, and Microsoft recommends that admins use separate workstations for administrative duties as a security measure.
The Public Internet Registry, which runs the .org domain, wants to eliminate price controls. Last but not least, Symantec’s CEO resigns as the company reports its Q4 and full fiscal year results.
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Tech Bytes: SnapRoute
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Follow Up Links:
Dell EMC Networking Virtual Edge Platform – Dell EMC
Contrail Service Orchestration (CSO) Deployment Guide – Juniper Networks (PDF)
Shipping a Linux Kernel with Windows – Microsoft
Game Changer: VMware Cloud on Dell EMC – Not Your Dad’s IT
How Chinese Spies Got the N.S.A.’s Hacking Tools, and Used Them for Attacks – The New York Times
Hackers Selling Access and Source Code From Antivirus Companies – Bleeping Computer
An Open Letter to the .ORG Community – Your Public Interest Registry