Topic: network

Red Hat and Ericsson partner to help service providers build multi-vendor networks

Red Hat and Ericsson announced a collaboration for validating network functions and platforms to enable service providers to bring next-generation services to market faster in a multi-vendor scenario.  The companies are immersed in a broader ecosystem collaboration to simplify the integration of different technologies and suppliers since multi-vendor networks require proven interoperability to maintain flexibility … continue reading

Cisco announces new Wi-Fi 6E access points

Cisco revealed new innovations across its portfolio, including high-end Wi-Fi 6E access points, private 5G for the enterprise as a managed service, and new high-powered Catalyst 9000X series switches with Cisco Silicon One. The Wi-Fi 6E access points are from Catalyst and Meraki and offer gigabit performance. According to Cisco, this new offering is the … continue reading

Riverbed updates network monitoring portfolio

Riverbed has announced new capabilities in its network monitoring portfolio Riverbed Network Performance Management (NPM). The updates enable customers to gain greater visibility into their hybrid and multi-cloud network environments. Riverbed NetProfiler, which monitors network flow to proactively identify and allow for quick troubleshooting of issues, now supports Azure NSG flow logs. These logs contain … continue reading

Broadcom to help companies address new networking challenges with DX NetOps 21.2

Broadcom has announced the latest release of its network monitoring software DX NetOps.  According to Broadcom, DX NetOps 21.2 is positioned to help companies address challenges created by hybrid work and 5G adoption.  With an increasing number of technologies being deployed, there are more metrics to collect now, and 5G adoption also adds complexity and … continue reading

ITOPs Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Magma

Magma, an open-source platform for building carrier-grade networks, announced project and community growth since its recent move to the Linux Foundation which establishes a neutral governance framework.  The collaboration with the Open Infrastructure Foundation and the OpenAirInterference Software Alliance has formally become the Magma Core Foundation. The platform’s growth includes new members, the adoption of … continue reading

Report: Fusion of security and network planning is accelerating

The fusion of security and network planning has been accelerating over the past year, according to Aryaka’s recently released 2021 Global State of the WAN report. According to the report, almost a third of companies surveyed are already deploying secure access service edge (SASE) architectures. This close integration of networks and security will become even … continue reading

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

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