Topic: networking

ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Tungsten Fabric

This week’s open-source project of the week is a network virtualization platform for the cloud. Tungsten Fabric is an open-source scalable and multi cloud networking platform designed to provide a single point of control for networking and security observability and analytics. The project was originally hosted by Juniper Networks and known as OpenContrail. Juniper open … continue reading

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ITOps Open-Source Project of the Week: Alamofire

This week’s open source project is Alamofire, which is an HTTP networking library that is written in Swift.  The library includes features like chainable requests and response methods; URL, JSON, and plist parameter encoding; authentication with URLCredential, HTTP response validation, and the ability to dynamically adapt and retry requests. In addition to the core Alamofire … continue reading

ITOps Times news digest: Platform9’s Kubernetes Managed Apps, Kontena Pharos 2.4, and ARM Data Center Software’s new network analytics capabilities

Platform9 has announced the release of Kubernetes Managed Apps. According to Platform9, this offering extends Platform9’s managed Kubernetes service and SLA guarantee to services and tools including monitoring, logging, and database services. The first set of fully-managed applications that Platform9 will be releasing are Managed Prometheus, Managed EFK, and Managed MySQL. It will continue adding … continue reading

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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