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IoT Helps Redefine Cloud-Native App Development

IoT Helps Redefine Cloud-Native App Development

Distributed applications must be designed upfront for deployment in the cloud if enterprises hope to achieve the ...

SoftBank Invests in Analytics-Based Cyber Startup

SoftBank Invests in Analytics-Based Cyber Startup

A huge investment by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group in an up-and-coming cyber security startup leaves little ...

Connected Car Emerges as IoT Use Case

Connected Car Emerges as IoT Use Case

The outlines of a data-driven connected car market are emerging with the rise of infrastructure and "vehicle-to-everything" ...

Mellanox Raises SHIELD for Enhanced Network Resiliency

Mellanox Raises SHIELD for Enhanced Network Resiliency

High-performance networking company Mellanox is announcing a new protocol it’s calling SHIELD, an acronym for “Self Healing ...

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June 27, 2017(0)
Distributed applications must be designed upfront for deployment in the cloud if enterprises hope to achieve the scale necessary for Internet of Things and other hyper-scale projects, cloud-native proponents argue. Industry groups such as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the Open Connectivity Foundation have been leading the charge for broader cloud application development. Seeking to put a ... Full article
June 21, 2017(0)
A huge investment by Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group in an up-and-coming cyber security startup leaves little doubt that enterprises are looking for ways to design more security features into embattled global IT networks. Cybereason announced Wednesday (June 21) that SoftBank (TOKYO: 9984) will invest $100 million in the cyber security firm that specializes in end-point threat detection and ... Full article
June 19, 2017(0)
The outlines of a data-driven connected car market are emerging with the rise of infrastructure and "vehicle-to-everything" communications seen as key drivers of growth, a new analysis concludes. A growing list of established networking vendors also are creating an emerging use case for the Internet of Things, observers note. By 2022, market watcher Juniper Research forecasts that 50 percent ... Full article
June 15, 2017(0)
High-performance networking company Mellanox is announcing a new protocol it’s calling SHIELD, an acronym for “Self Healing Interconnect Enhancement for inteLligent Datacenters.” Enabled within Mellanox’s 100G EDR and 200G HDR InfiniBand solutions, SHIELD improves the ability for switches to exchange real-time information in order to overcome link failures and optimize data flows. The functionality that SHIELD enables has been ... Full article
June 13, 2017(0)
An ambitious astronomy effort designed to peer back to the origins of the universe and map the formation of galaxies is underpinned by an emerging memory technology that seeks to move computing resources closer to huge astronomy data sets. The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is an international initiative to build the world's largest radio telescope. A "precursor project" in ... Full article
June 8, 2017(0)
Amazon Web Services has extended its Internet of Things offerings with the launch a new platform designed to boost computing power for devices at the network edge via its public cloud. AWS Greengrass unveiled on Wednesday (June 7) aims to connect local devices to the public cloud service via its Lambda software to provide local computing and other capabilities ... Full article
June 1, 2017(0)
Slowing demand for servers and related networking hardware cut deeply into Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's quarterly revenues, the company reported this week. The 13 percent decline in revenues for the second quarter ending April 30 was the steepest for the company's enterprise group since its launch in November 2015. Overall, HPE's quarterly revenue totaled $9.9 billion. HPE (NYSE: HPE) and other ... Full article
May 24, 2017(0)
A standards effort driven by LinkedIn that seeks to "redefine" future datacenter infrastructure will initially focus on a common form factor for servers, according to the founding members. Along with LinkedIn, which was acquired by Microsoft NASDAQ: MSFT) last year, other founding members of the Open19 Foundation launched on Tuesday (May 23) are Flex, GE Digital (NYSE: GE) Hewlett ... Full article
May 15, 2017(0)
As the embrace of multi-cloud strategies gathers steam and enterprises struggle to decide how to spread IT assets across the cloud and their own datacenters, new tools are emerging to help connect multi- and hybrid cloud installations. Market watchers have noted that the rise of multi-cloud strategies in which assets are distributed among on-premise and cloud platforms along with ... Full article
May 1, 2017(0)
Hyper-scalers are being forced to become more creative in breaking network bottlenecks as they cope with greater bandwidth demand for storage backup of video and other "rich" content along with growing processing requirements across far-flung datacenters running analytics and machine learning applications. Among the latest efforts to expand datacenter backbones is Facebook's new long-haul network designed to replace its ... Full article
March 28, 2017(0)
As all-flash arrays make inroads in the datacenter, switch makers are coming up with new access approaches leveraging all-flash storage as a way to break through network bottlenecks while adapting to data-driven workloads. With that in mind, networking switch specialist Brocade has upgraded its Fibre Channel switch technology to 32 gigabits per second performance while adding a monitoring feature ... Full article
February 22, 2017(0)
Yet another survey, this one by an Internet of Things standards group, emphasizes the need for interoperability and security standards as more devices are connected. Moreover, the survey of consumers by the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) uncovered growing demand for interoperable devices and communications along with security certification in the wake of several high-profile hacks involving IoT networks. OCF ... Full article
February 15, 2017(0)
Open networking organizations have announced a new development framework aimed at advancing software-defined networks and network virtualization via open source platforms, network device disaggregation and new network standards. The Open Network Foundation (ONF), which is in the process of merging its operations with the Open Networking Lab, a group of more than 200 network operators and vendors, said this ... Full article
February 1, 2017(0)
Network virtualization functions are poised to be automated, prompting the Linux Foundation to launch an open networking automation initiative aimed at leveraging a code donation to the open source group by networking giant AT&T. AT&T's (NYSE: T) ECOMP software will serve as the framework for the open networking automation project, providing "real-time, policy-driven software automation of network virtual functions," ... Full article
January 26, 2017(0)
Cisco System's deal this week to acquire privately held application-monitoring specialist AppDynamics represents a bet that enterprises will increasingly rely on distributed applications and other data services that need to be closely monitored. Cisco's (NASDAQ: CSCO) acquisition of the San Francisco-based company announced earlier this week is valued at $3.7 billion. It follows a $1.4 billion deal last year ... Full article
January 25, 2017(2)
A new infrastructure vulnerability study confirms what became apparent late last year: botnets are exploiting inherent security weaknesses in Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The infrastructure security report released by Arbor Networks Inc. also warns that the release of botnet source code has greatly expanded the ability of hackers to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. "The massive growth in ... Full article
January 20, 2017(0)
Cumulus Networks rolled out new switching hardware and open networking software this week packaged as a turnkey appliance that targets new adopters of web-scale networking along with earlier adopters accustomed to sourcing datacenter network platforms as appliances. Cumulus, Mountain View, Calif., said Thursday (Jan. 19) its new "Express" offering includes 1G through 100G platforms pre-loaded with new Linux network ... Full article
January 13, 2017(0)
While encouraging a secure and interoperable Internet of Things (IoT), the U.S. will work to provide spectrum and other infrastructure assets while promoting global interoperability standards and technology innovation, a Commerce Department report stresses. The report released Thursday (Jan. 12) by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration aims to formulate a national IoT strategy. Among other responsibilities, the Commerce ... Full article
December 16, 2016(0)
Access to huge volumes of weather data—volumes that will likely soar after the November launch of the U.S. GOES-R weather satellite—has been limited to a few users at great expense. Now a university-private sector networking effort will attempt to broaden access to atmospheric and weather data. George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., and Ligado Networks, a satellite and terrestrial network ... Full article
December 13, 2016(1)
The U.S. requires a national strategy to coordinate private sector efforts to deploy the Internet of Things (IoT) that includes data security and interoperability standards, according to a report released this week by the Center for Data Innovation. “It appears that each federal agency is marching to the beat of its own drum,” noted Daniel Castro, the report’s author and director ... Full article

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