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Telecom Carriers Prefer Juniper, Cisco

Telecom Carriers Prefer Juniper, Cisco

The quest for bigger network pipes need to transport big data is driving the market for Ethernet ...

Blockchain Backers Planning Enterprise Rollouts

Blockchain Backers Planning Enterprise Rollouts

Among the growing list of blockchain initiatives launched this year, the open-source Hyperledger Project is gathering momentum ...

Quotes that Rocked Our World in 2017

Quotes that Rocked Our World in 2017

It’s been a fascinating year in advanced scale computing, much of that fascination focused on AI (broadly ...

Net Virtualization Gets Real in 2017

Net Virtualization Gets Real in 2017

Despite a slowdown in global investment in networking technology, particularly in Asia, 2017 is seen as the ...

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January 12, 2018(0)
The quest for bigger network pipes need to transport big data is driving the market for Ethernet switching and other enterprise network equipment. Industry tracker IHS Markit reported this week that a quartet of router and Ethernet switch manufacturers dominate the networking sector as enterprises deploy next generation edge and core routing technologies along with 100-gigabit/second Ethernet (GE) switches. ... Full article
December 20, 2017(0)
Despite a slowdown in global investment in networking technology, particularly in Asia, 2017 is seen as the year when network virtualization came of age. Meanwhile, industry groups are rolling out open networking platforms aimed at accelerating deployments in the coming year. In a year-end review of the global telecommunications sector, market watcher IHS Markit also posits that the shift ... Full article
December 13, 2017(0)
Two thousand and eighteen is shaping up as the year of consumer pushback as strict data regulations give the generators of boundless data new rights to see and demand that companies erase personal data under pending European Union rules. The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in May 2018, and market trackers like Gartner (NYSE: IT) predict ... Full article
December 8, 2017(0)
 In order to remain competitive in today’s all-digital world, enterprises are embracing digital transformation (DX). Cloud applications are now a vital component for how organizations develop products, reach the market and control costs – covering everything from supply-chain to customer service. The overriding goal of DX strategies is leveraging cloud applications to stay ahead of customers’ escalating connectivity needs. ... Full article
December 7, 2017(0)
The mining of crypto-currencies is proving extremely lucrative, as witnessed by a spate of reports this week on the booming Bitcoin market. While the processing-intensive practice has been a boon to graphics chipmakers, for example, critics warn that Bitcoin fever is also neutralizing recent energy efficiency gains made in datacenters. The website Grist.org (which bills itself as a independent ... Full article
December 1, 2017(0)
The billowing cloud market that is growing at an estimated 40 percent annually is being driven to new heights by the enterprise embrace of multi-cloud strategies along with a shift toward cloud native technologies ranging from application containers and serverless computing to analytics and machine learning. Those are among the key findings of the latest public cloud survey released ... Full article
November 27, 2017(0)
Hyper-scale datacenters and high-bandwidth, high-data-rate telecommunications applications are expected to drive demand for silicon optics technology that integrates fiber optics with CMOS chip manufacturing and three-dimensional chip stacking, a market research concludes. Along with the expansion of datacenter capacity and cloud computing, Frost & Sullivan said the scaling of silicon photonics is spurred by high-data-traffic applications like the Internet ... Full article
November 16, 2017(0)
Facebook's network routing software is now available as an open source tool for developing new network applications and functions, the company announced this week. Open/R is currently used in Facebook's datacenter and backbone networks to support wide-area networks, datacenter fabrics and wireless mesh topologies. "We have been working with external partners and operators to support and use Open/R, and ... Full article
November 9, 2017(0)
In the run-up to the annual supercomputing conference (SC17) next week in Denver, Mellanox made a series of announcements today, including a scalable switch platform based on its HDR 200G InfiniBand technology and the first deployment of a 100Gb/second Linux kernel-based Ethernet switch. The company touts its HDR (High Data Rate) 200G InfiniBand Quantum, which offers up to 800 ... Full article
November 8, 2017(0)
Among the emerging solutions for securing application containers in production is an application layer security tool that is itself a container. Startup NeuVector, which announced early stage venture funding this week, is pitching a cloud-native container firewall that seeks to secure application containers and their host networks at their most vulnerable points: during runtime. San Jose-based NeuVector launched its ... Full article
November 6, 2017(0)
Many companies are moving key applications (CRM, HR, finance) to the cloud to maximize IT efficiency, minimize IT costs and improve business agility. For the same reasons, key infrastructure elements (security, storage) are also going to the cloud. However, wireless networks have been slower to adopt this transition, with the vast majority of the wireless LAN (WLAN) market still ... Full article
November 2, 2017(0)
VMware has moved deeper into the networking sector with its deal to acquire a startup focused on wide-area networks used to connect datacenters. The company (NYSE: VMW) confirmed Thursday (Nov. 2) it is acquiring VeloCloud Networks, a provider of cloud-based, software-defined network technology to enterprises and telecommunications service providers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. VMware said VeloCloud's ... Full article
October 24, 2017(0)
Executing stock trades often comes down to being first in the queue of traders. Hence, developers of high-frequency trading platforms that connect trading servers to networks focus on reducing latency to nanoseconds to boost so-called "tick-to-trade" networking performance. Solarflare, which specializes in connecting trading servers to Ethernet networks, claimed this week it has along with FPGA and high-end computing ... Full article
October 23, 2017(0)
ARM is launching a "secure core" approach to bulletproofing the Internet of Things that addresses network security at the microcontroller level. The approach introduced at a company event this week seeks to provide a common security framework for embedding security into the next wave of connected IoT devices that must be "born secure," the chip specialist asserted. The U.K. ... Full article
October 11, 2017(0)
A test fleet of autonomous delivery trucks scheduled for deployment next year will be outfitted with self-driving system based on Nvidia's AI processing technology for autonomous vehicles. The AI car computer called Drive PX will be combined with German automotive supplier ZF's self-driving platform in a fleet test planned by package delivery and logistics vendor Deutsche Post DHL Group ... Full article
October 4, 2017(0)
As the industrial sector continues to spearhead Internet of Things deployments, investors are targeting analytics and machine learning startups focused on applications like predictive maintenance and streamlining business processes. Among the latest investees is FogHorn Systems, a developer of "edge intelligence" software for industrial IoT applications, which this week announced the closing of a $30 million funding round led ... Full article
September 26, 2017(0)
The blockchain ecosystem continues to evolve as competing industry alliances seek to push the transaction database technology deeper into enterprises, including the first international real estate transaction. Blockchain serves as a distributed ledger framework that posts transactions in real-time as cryptographically unique “blocks,” visible to authorized users. These blocks cannot be reversed or changed, with new additions to the ... Full article
September 19, 2017(0)
As enterprise adoption of public cloud services accelerates, confusion persists among cloud providers and customers over responsibility for data and application security. A vendor survey of 300 IT decision makers released this week confirms that public cloud adoption is growing at a rapid rate as a range of industries look beyond on-premise datacenters to scale storage and computing. The ... Full article
September 5, 2017(0)
Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, is partnering with Microsoft to bring server, database and other enterprise applications to the Huawei cloud. The companies announced the public cloud partnership during a Huawei event in Shanghai. The deal with China's largest networking company gives Microsoft additional momentum in public cloud market currently dominated by (Amazon Web Services NASDAQ: AMZN). The ... Full article
August 25, 2017(0)
A well connected IT services provider formed through the merger of established government contractors is steadily extending its reach from providing cloud services the U.S. military to training the next wave of cyber security specialists. CSRA Inc., Falls Church, Va., was spun off from long-time federal contractor CSC (formerly Computer Science Corp.) in 2015 and began trading on the ... Full article

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