Topic: networking

Cisco announces products and partnerships amid push to Wi-Fi 6

Cisco unveiled several products and partnerships geared toward Wi-Fi 6, the new standard for W-iFi networks.      This includes new access points across the Catalyst and Meraki portfolios that have programmable chipsets and access to industry-leading analytics capabilities. The access points are multilingual and have the ability to communicate with multiple IoT protocols simultaneously. Also … continue reading

Microsoft and Facebook start the Co-Packaged Optics Collaboration to address growing networking demands

Data center architectures are changing rapidly and that’s putting a lot of pressure on IT organizations trying to keep up with the greater networking demands. To address that challenge, Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up to form the Co-Packaged Optics (CPO) Collaboration, which will be a project under the Joint Development Foundation. According to Microsoft, … continue reading

Kaloom makes Software-Defined Fabric for white box software-defined networking at scale generally available

Data center networking automation company Kaloom released its Software Defined Fabric (SDF) solution into general availability. SDF is a containerized software suite designed to provide networking capabilities for white box, or custom-built, routing and switching hardware at hyperscale. “Since founding Kaloom, our goal has been to deliver the most automated, programmable and scalable data center … continue reading

ONAP Beijing has been released

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project has announced the availability of its second software release, ONAP Beijing. This release aims to make ONAP deployment easier for network operators. “The Beijing release ushers in the next phase of ONAP,” said Mazin Gilbert, ONAP technical steering committee chair, and vice president of advanced technology at AT&T … continue reading

The evolving role of the network engineer

The increasing complexity of today’s networks continues to change the role of the network engineer. A recent survey from NetBrain, 2017 State of the Network Engineer, explores the many areas where the role is evolving and where network engineers are likely to face challenges in the coming years. With growing investments in security, cloud computing, … continue reading

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