Topic: network

The shifting network landscape

The rapid digital transformation that companies have had to go through this year have had a drastic impact on network trends. In a talk at ONUG Fall 2020, Daniel Lawson, managing director at Verizon, and Jon Weg, digital transformation leader at Verizon, spoke about how the network has been transformed in the past year.  If … continue reading

VMworld 2020: Cloud Disaster Recovery, Tanzu updates, Project Monterey, and more

VMware announced a range of solutions and services to help its customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect applications anywhere. These include new projects, acquisitions, and solutions were unveiled at VMWorld 2020.  VMware aims to deliver unified platform for a modern, multi-cloud world In addition to providing wider support for running VMware applications on the … continue reading

Google Cloud sets up advanced network threat detection with Packet Mirroring

Packet Mirroring, Google’s solution to enhance threat detection in public cloud environments, is now generally available.  The feature offers full packet capture, which allows users to identify network anomalies within and across VPCs, internal traffic from VMs to VMs, traffic between end locations on the internet and VMs, and also traffic between VMs to Google … continue reading

VMware to acquire network detection and response platform provider Lastline

VMware is looking to ramp up its security efforts with the acquisition of Lastline. The company announced intent to acquire the anti-malware research and AI-powered network detection and response platform provider. According to VMware, it’s more important than ever to ensure businesses have the proper security measures in place as work becomes more distributed and … continue reading

Cisco announces intent to acquire ThousandEyes

Cisco announced its intent to acquire ThousandEyes to enhance Cisco’s network performance and monitoring capabilities across the enterprise and into the cloud.  ThousandEyes offers deep visibility and insights into the digital delivery of applications and services over the internet.  Common tooling and sharing datasets for application and network health will help remove silos, giving IT … continue reading

NVIDIA SmartNIC released for advanced network offloads and 25/50 Gb/s connectivity

NVIDIA announced the release of NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX-6 Lx SmartNIC, which provides advanced network offloads to accelerate cloud and enterprise workloads.  SmartNIC was designed to handle the needs of modern data centers by providing 25/50 Gb/s Ethernet smart network connections. It extends accelerated computing by leveraging software-defined, hardware-accelerated engines to offload more security and network … continue reading

ITOps Times Open Source Project of the Week: Bat

This week’s highlighted open-source project is bat. Bat is a tool that IT practitioners can use to test, debug, and interact with HTTP servers.  It is a Go implementation of a CLI, and was inspired by the project Httpie.  According to the project’s GitHub page, its key highlights include its expressive and intuitive syntax, built-in … continue reading

IEEE releases International Network Generations Roadmap

In order to prepare for the next generation of networks the IEEE along with the Future Networks Initiative has announced the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR), First Edition. The INGR is designed to identify trends and reduce technical and engineering risks associated with developing and deploying next generation networks through 2030.  “The International Network … continue reading

Stateless: Microservice network functions are the next step for encryption everywhere

Encryption everywhere requires an increase in multi-tenancy and scalability, and according to software defined interconnect provider Stateless, the move forward is to split that complexity into microservices. “One of the main challenges with security is its complexity. The more complex the system, the more it’s prone to security issues, because it’s prone to errors and … continue reading

Untangle wants to bring network to edge with SD-WAN router and eSeries releases

Network security company Untangle announced that it is extending the network to the edge with the release of the Untangle SD-WAN Router and new eSeries appliances. The new Untangle SD-WAN Router allows users to to branch office networking to meet the needs of small offices with budget restrictions, the company explained. “Businesses are now commonly … continue reading

Considering open-source scripting? It may not be what you need

Enterprises could find themselves dealing with more than they bargained for as they make the move to an automated network. In their desire to reduce complexity and quickly make changes to their networks, they come across many open-source scripting approaches to network management on the market. Though these approaches have their benefits, they are not … continue reading

Stateless awarded patent for stateless network functionality

Networking company Stateless has announced that it has been awarded a patent (No 10,425,348) for its stateless network functionality. This technology allows for new levels of automation that simplify how businesses can access remote IT services. It also helps them more effectively use computing resources. The patented technology was created by the company’s co-founders, Eric … continue reading

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