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Session Awareness: Overcoming Standalone Network Functions

Session Awareness: Overcoming Standalone Network Functions

Lately, things have felt a bit like the 1990s. A hot new app had just been released ...

Switch Chip Targets Programmable Networks

Switch Chip Targets Programmable Networks

Barefoot Networks, the high-flying networking chip startup that recently emerged from stealth mode, unveiled a zippy switch ...

Avoiding the Nightmare of Network Downtime in the Cloud

Avoiding the Nightmare of Network Downtime in the Cloud

When I think about network downtime, many words come to mind. Among them: panic, fear, Armageddon. Perhaps ...

Net Vendor Midokura Raises $20.4M

Net Vendor Midokura Raises $20.4M

Software network virtualization specialist Midokura announced a $20.4 million funding round this week as uptake of its ...

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June 27, 2016(0)
Barefoot Networks, the high-flying networking chip startup that recently emerged from stealth mode, unveiled a zippy switch that it asserts is also fully programmable as the startup targets networking bottlenecks in software-defined datacenters. The Palo Alto startup co-founded by chief scientist Nick McKeown, the former Stanford University engineering professor, is claiming multiple networking records along with fully programmable hardware. ... Full article
June 20, 2016(0)
When I think about network downtime, many words come to mind. Among them: panic, fear, Armageddon. Perhaps that last one is a bit dramatic, but as IT functions and advanced scale combined with mission critical tasks driven by enterprise HPC technologies, such as real-time analytics, become increasingly important to business success, downtime is a critical problem. Especially as we ... Full article
June 9, 2016(0)
Software network virtualization specialist Midokura announced a $20.4 million funding round this week as uptake of its network virtualization platform gains momentum. The Series B funding round announced Wednesday (June 8) brings the networking startup's funding total to $44 million. Participating in the round were Japanese financial technology company Simplex Inc. along with existing investors Innovation Network Corporation of ... Full article
May 25, 2016(0)
Cisco Systems moved to scale its enterprise-networking strategy into a subscription model this week via its Meraki cloud-managed communications platform. Along with its entry into the voice communications market, the networking giant (NASDAQ: CSCO) unveiled an expanded cloud portfolio along with Ethernet and fiber switches as it seeks to help enterprise customers manage devices, switching and, now, communications, via ... Full article
May 17, 2016(0)
Data networks are emerging as a bottleneck as enterprises cope with an explosion of traffic and a growing lack of bandwidth to handle streaming video services and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. That reality is driving deployment of next-generation networking technologies like 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and software-defined networking (SDN) in datacenters as enterprises roll out private and hybrid ... Full article
March 22, 2016(0)
Mellanox Technologies will announce an “important milestone” on the road to high data rate 200Gb/s InfiniBand and Ethernet networks during the Optical Fiber Conference this week in Anaheim, Calif. The company will demonstrate 50 Gb/s silicon photonics optical modulators and detectors, which will comprise key elements of 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s LinkX cables and transceivers. “We are the first ... Full article
March 3, 2016(0)
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) rolled out its new network architecture this week designed to make it easier to deploy software-defined platforms, virtualization, analytics and other digital enterprise capabilities. The strategy aims to make promising but as-yet underperforming approaches like software-defined networking ready for primetime in the enterprise by automating deployment and management. Cisco also stressed that its software-driven network ... Full article
March 1, 2016(0)
Fibre Channel market leader Brocade today announced the G620 Switch, which the company says is the industry’s first Gen 6 fixed port Fibre Channel SAN switch designed to support the explosion in in storage networks. Nearly 100 percent of the world’s banks, airlines and retailers use Fibre Channel, and companies in those and other sectors conduct 30 billion transactions ... Full article
February 24, 2016(0)
While a global network of connected devices and sensors touted as the Internet of Things (IoT) remains mostly on the drawing board, the industrial sector is rolling up its sleeves to wring out key components of an industrial IoT that is closer to reality. Among the technical issues raised by a connected factory floor are standards for reliable, high-throughput ... Full article
February 11, 2016(0)
Networking is becoming a bottleneck as enterprises store, move and sift through vast quantities of structured and unstructured data from a growing list of sources. In an effort to accelerate adoption of network virtualization, a new open source effort seeks to provide a high-performance input/output services framework for developing the next generation of virtualized network and storage software. The ... Full article
February 1, 2016(0)
Video streaming and emerging concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT) are beginning to overwhelm datacenters. For networking providers, that's proving to be a good thing as growing demand for data services are lighting up "dark" fiber optic lines installed over the last decade. Indeed, a telecommunications industry forecast notes that cloud computing, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and big data ... Full article
January 7, 2016(0)
None of us is getting any younger, and the same is true of the Internet. Experts who track major outages are warning that the Internet is not aging well, and that the network architecture of a decade ago is not built to handle the growing volumes of data and streaming video. Add to that growing network security concerns and ... Full article
November 30, 2015(0)
Cisco Systems is taking an infrastructure approach to container-based application deployment via an open source project designed to define operational specifications for networking, storage and computing. Project Contiv unveiled by the networking giant earlier this month is designed to help automate policies for the micro-services used to deliver applications delivered via containers. Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) said the container infrastructure ... Full article
November 12, 2015(0)
With the expansion of their global software-defined network (SDN) dedicated to the capital markets industry, Lucera Financial Infrastructures and fiber optics vendor Perseus assert they have cracked one of the most vexing problems faced by traders: shortening the process of onboarding new clients from weeks to one or two days. Delays in provisioning clients can cost traders $1,000 a ... Full article
November 6, 2015(0)
New fabric interconnect technology could be “a game changer,” according to market watcher International Data Corp. (IDC), with the potential to break the price/performance mold established by interconnects based on Infiniband and Ethernet. IDC Research Vice President Steve Conway fleshed out the emerging interconnect approach during a recent webinar, focusing on Intel’s Omni-Path architecture (OPA) that has been in ... Full article
November 2, 2015(0)
The networking branch of the Open Compute Project announced a pair of new standard switches this week along with plans in the upcoming year to focus on faster networking hardware and moving software development beyond lower layers while expanding testing. The networking group announced on Monday (Nov. 2) two new OCP switches from member Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) that feature ... Full article
October 7, 2015(0)
While SDN and IoT will undoubtedly alter the networking landscape, they shouldn’t distract from other business and tech trends that impact enterprise networks right now. Full article
September 25, 2015(0)
Cisco Systems continues to expand its considerable presence in China despite growing friction between U.S. high-tech companies and the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the eve of President Xi's visit to the U.S., Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provided more details about a joint venture with Chinese cloud computing and datacenter company Inspur Group. The Chinese server maker ... Full article
September 25, 2015(1)
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr is now spearheading an initiative to create a high-speed virtual super highway for big data. EnterpriseTech shares the details in a Q&A. Full article
September 14, 2015(0)
The current IT infrastructure shaped by the proliferation of mobile devices will soon give way to a "sensory swarm" that will overtake the current Internet of Things (IoT) while adding intelligence to a range of networks and infrastructure, a futurist predicts. "In the near future, we are going to have a sensory swarm, a great deal, a great variety ... Full article

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