Topic: networks

Facebook outage exposes emerging risks of modern SDN networks

The Oct. 4 outage that took Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram down for six hours is indicative of the issues we are facing in modern network architecture.  While there has been a lot of chatter about misconfiguration and DNS failures, the reality could have more to do with Facebook’s software-defined networks and the propensity for errors … continue reading

Diagram of Google Cloud's Network Connectivity Center

Google Cloud announces new networking solution: Network Connectivity Center

Google has announced the Network Connectivity Center to simplify on-premise and cloud networking. The new center is designed to provide planet-scale network management, tackling complex networks and connectivity needs.  “As you shift to a cloud-first strategy, you have to manage the complexity of connecting resources across on-prem locations and the cloud to ensure access to … continue reading

VMware and Samsung form 5G Alliance to accelerate 5G transformation

The Samsung and VMware collaboration aims to accelerate the innovation cycle for 5G through network design end-to-end and by supporting the agility required for 5G networks.  The companies seek to help communication service providers (CSPs) meet the requirements of 5G networks and to optimize Samsung’s portfolio of telco offerings from Core to Edge to RAN … continue reading

Juniper Networks extends SD-WAN solution to the cloud

Juniper Networks is giving IT professionals a new way of managing and securing WAN infrastructures. The latest version of Contrail Service Orchestration offers a cloud-delivered version of its existing SD-WAN solution. The new solution not only provides management and security features for the WAN infrastructure, but also LAN and Wi-Fi networks deployed with it. Benefits … continue reading

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