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Facebook Unleashes Open/R Networking Software

Facebook Unleashes Open/R Networking Software

Facebook's network routing software is now available as an open source tool for developing new network applications ...

Ahead of SC17, Mellanox Launches Scalable 200G Switch Platforms

Ahead of SC17, Mellanox Launches Scalable 200G Switch Platforms

In the run-up to the annual supercomputing conference (SC17) next week in Denver, Mellanox made a series ...

Startup Puts Container Security in a Container

Startup Puts Container Security in a Container

Among the emerging solutions for securing application containers in production is an application layer security tool that ...

Why Cloud Wireless Is the Fastest Growing Network IT Segment

Why Cloud Wireless Is the Fastest Growing Network IT Segment

Many companies are moving key applications (CRM, HR, finance) to the cloud to maximize IT efficiency, minimize ...

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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
August 17, 2017(0)
Cloud migrations, big data and mobility are reshaping the datacenter as more servers are linked and bandwidth capacity joins scaling as essential requirements. Those needs are creating opportunities for network gear vendors as datacenters make the jump to bigger IPv6 pipes. Among them is Chinese switch maker H3C Technologies, which is claiming a record for switch performance in recent ... Full article
August 11, 2017(0)
Data analytics and visualization specialist MapD Technologies has inked a deal with Huawei, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant, to juice the Chinese vendor's server hardware with scalable GPU-supported analytics. The partners announced an agreement this week intended to improve compatibility between Huawei's latest FusionServer and MapD database and visualization platforms. Huawei (SHE: 002502) announced earlier this summer it ... Full article
August 9, 2017(0)
Among the first sectors likely to cash in on the Internet of Things is industrial, which has been in the vanguard of networking the factory floor to achieve efficiencies while collecting and leveraging all the data generated by connected devices and machines. A new study on how to make money on the industrial IoT finds that manufacturers are pursuing ... Full article
August 8, 2017(1)
In order to secure enterprise networks and their far-flung components, everyone needs to be on the same page. That's at least part of the thinking behind a renewed U.S. cyber initiative designed to bring embattled security teams up to speed as threats continue to evolve. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which helps develop a range of ... Full article
August 7, 2017(0)
Responding to a rash of malware attacks on early and vulnerable Internet of Things devices, lawmakers have stepped forward with a proposal to improve weak IoT cyber-security. While attempts at legislating technical specs don't always pan out, four U.S. senators are nevertheless proposing legislation that would attempt to shore up standards for IoT, starting with devices used by government ... Full article
July 31, 2017(0)
Blockchain technology is making inroads in the enterprise, especially among banks and financial services firms handling heavy transaction volumes that require the back-and-forth of much transmitted payment information. While nearly six in 10 companies responding to a recent survey said they are either deploying or testing blockchain platforms, roadblocks such as interoperability and general disruption of traditional business practices ... Full article
July 27, 2017(0)
In a bid to sharpen its focus on the booming market for cloud management, in-memory computing specialist GigaSpaces Technologies is spinning off its Cloudify unit into a new company that will concentrate on delivering cloud applications as well as network functions virtualization (NFV). New York-based GigaSpaces said the planned spinoff has been in the works since last year based ... Full article

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