Topic: network

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

DARPA plans to speed up the network stack

In an effort to advance the network stack, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced plans to devise new networking approaches. According to the agency, while computing performance and networking performance have been accelerating, the network stack, particularly the network interface card (NIC), is falling behind.  NIC is the hardware that “bridges the network/server … continue reading

ITOps Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Icinga

Icinga offers IT Ops teams an open-source monitoring and metric solution system to keep a check on the entire infrastructure. It monitors performance and availability and will even notify teams of any issues.  The core of the monitoring platform recently reached version 2 with checks to network resources, outages and performance data. The most recent … continue reading

Network automation – To plan or not to plan is the question

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble at his door.” – Confucius As the network evolves into a more dynamic environment due to the introduction of new concepts such as virtualization and software-defined everything, it is becoming imperative that operators automate as much as possible. Whether it be software-defined WAN, data … continue reading

premium 5 guiding principles to follow for modernizing the data center network

New technologies like 5G, AI, and IoT, are driving companies to reconsider the way their data centers are structured. But from the smallest companies all the way up to the largest cloud providers, we’ve seen that service uptime remains a challenge for even the largest and most sophisticated companies – some citing that an outage … continue reading

Red Hat brings workflow enhancements to Ansible Tower

Red Hat today rolled out its Ansible Tower 3.4 with workflow enhancements designed to improve IT operations automation in the areas of infrastructure, cloud, networks and security. With the company’s IT management portfolio — which includes Ansible Tower, Red Hat Satellite (for Linux management) and Red Hat Cloud Forms (for bare metal, virtual machines and … continue reading

The Linux Foundation to unite network automation and cloud-native communities

The Linux Foundation has announced a new collaboration between the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the LF Networking community at the Open Networking Summit in Europe today. As part of the collaboration, the foundation will help with the migration of Virtual Network Functions (VFN) to Cloud-native Functions (CNFs). According to the foundation, networks need to … continue reading

ONAP celebrates one year with strong developer participation

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) is celebrating its one year anniversary this month. ONAP is a platform for the automation of physical and virtual network functions. Over the course of its first year, the ONAP project has reached many milestones including a strong participation from the developer community. It issued its first code release, … continue reading

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