Six months after the CloudRouter Project released the 1.0 beta version of its open-source router software, the organization has announced public availability of its 2.0 beta version. The new version adds considerable functionality, most notably the inclusion of a full version of OpenDaylight Lithium network control platform software. It does not, however, include technology resulting from a university partnership that CloudRouter announced recently.
The culprit for the United Airlines severe network issues last week has been identified. And elementary, dear Watson, the blame has placed on a faulty router. And according to Hector Salas, principal solutions architect at CloudGenix, the ever-increasing complexity of routing processes are the Achilles' heel of most enterprises.
Although it's not for the average enterprise, InfiniBand is apparently catching on and gaining share in the high-performance computing space, according to Mellanox Technologies. The vendor indicated in a press release that Infiniband is now the network connectivity technology for 51.4 percent of supercomputers.
Intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems – or IDS/IPS – have been around for a lot of years, but it appears a slim majority of enterprises don't have 24/7 monitoring in place for detecting and then blocking intrusions.
With software-defined networking becoming an increasingly hot topic among the enterprise networking crowd, there may still be some confusion as to what it really is. Or, rather, what a disaggregated networking model entails.
The OpenDaylight Project is an interesting one, but it may be going the way of Session Initiation Protocol in that it's an open software-defined networking offering but is then commercialized by turning it into proprietary technology.
Although networking legend Radia Perlman isn't a fan of many of the current buzzwords, including software-defined networking, she appears to be a fan of network functions virtualization.
Hosted unified communications provider Continuant is looking to increase network monitoring of UC products and services, particularly for enterprises that must adhere to regulatory compliance regulations.
Wireless-enabled printers are nothing new, but connections can (at times) be a little tricky – and there's little more frustrating than not being able to print when you're in a rush. Lantronix is hoping to make it simpler for enterprise end users to connect with xPrintServer Office, a device that connects directly to a router or switch.
Determining the best unified communications product to use can be a difficult decision, but Dell is hoping to make that decision a little easier – especially if you're weighing your options between Cisco and Microsoft.
TeleMate.Net Software rolled out a unified communications analytics tool designed to sit across the entire UC stack. The company noted the new application provides customers with actionable data about the UC deployment.
As we noted last week, the third release of OpenDaylight, the open source software-defined networking (SDN) project, apparently came together in a methodical and drama-free approach – something not always typical of a fairly new open source project. Dubbed Lithium, the latest version of OpenDaylight (now available for download) is a significant update, providing several new and updated features.
Cloud-based unified communications (UC) services may very well be the impetus enterprises need to finally adopt UC technologies, but migrating to the cloud creates another set of challenges. Mykola Konrad, vice president of cloud at Sonus Networks, said there are four major challenges enterprises need to consider and deal with when adopting cloud-based UC offerings.
The well for IPv4 addresses is just about dry. The American Registry for Internet Numbers reported last week that there are still a few IPv4 numbers available in smaller block sizes, but for all intents and purposes, that's it for public IPv4 addresses.
Another piece has fallen into place in Avaya's software-defined networking and software-defined data center strategy. The company is beginning to collaborate with data center services provider Steel ORCA to build a SDDC offering based on Avaya Fabric Connect.
A feature that will be part of the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows 10 is sending up red flags among security professionals. The Wi-Fi Sense feature, which was designed to make it easier to connect to local wireless networks by sharing secure connections with friends, could make it easier for anyone to connect to home networks, whether the network owners want them to or not.
During a recent visit to France, Cisco CEO John Chambers committed to investing $100 million in the country's innovative technology businesses, and it looks like the networking vendor is already making good on that promise. The company is now investing in and working with 6WIND, a high-performance networking software business.