AT&T to Open Source Network Hardware, NFV Software

Data Center Knowledge

As it replaces complex appliances with commodity hardware and software, the telco plans to make some of its own innovation public Read More. Networking Open Compute Virtualization

New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom


telecommunications company discovered manipulated hardware from Super Micro Computer Inc. in its network and removed it in August, fresh evidence of tampering in China of critical technology components bound for the U.S., A major U.S. according to a security expert working for the telecom company. The security expert, Yossi Appleboum, provided documents, analysis and other evidence […]. CTO Cyber Security News

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Guide to Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant is the world’s biggest open source hardware design factory Read More. Blades Cooling Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power Storage

Report: Third of Q3 Hardware Spending Was on Cloud Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Blades Cloud Computing Networking Storage Cloud infrastructure spending grew 16 percent year over year Read More.

Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 2

IT Toolbox

Starting at the Data Link layer, ARCNET, IEEE 802, or Ethernet LANs have been frequently implemented for network access

How to Keep Company IoT Networks Secure


Read Grayson Kemper explain how companies can keep the Internet of Things networks secure on IoT for All : As employees increase how often they use smart devices as part of their daily jobs, businesses are investing in building IoT networks. While IoT networks make information accessible and protected from hardware errors, businesses should invest in […].

Facebook to Open Source Custom AI Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Big Sur server spreads neural network training across eight Nvidia Tesla GPUs Read More. Blades Facebook Featured HPC Open Compute

Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 1

IT Toolbox

For networks with multiple layers of hubs, the OUT port on one hub connects to an IN port of the higher-layer hub

Riverbed Updates Steelhead Hardware and Software

Data Center Knowledge

Riverbed announced that it has extended its market leading Steelhead wide area network (WAN) optimization product family with the addition of a new hardware appliance and upgrades to its Steelhead software. Networking riverbed WAN

NSA’s Hardware Tampering May Alter Global Product Flow

Data Center Knowledge

when supplying hardware to customers overseas Read More. Cisco Dell Networking Regulation Security vendors may be looking at circumventing U.S.

Sandvik picks Nokia 5G networking gear to automate underground mining

Venture Beast

A leading developer of mining tools will use Nokia's 5G hardware to create surface-to-tunnel wireless networks for automation and communications. Business Enterprise Mobile 5G 5G networks automation category-/Business & Industrial fourth industrial revolution industrial Industry 4.0

OCP Launches Marketplace for Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Online catalogue lists servers, storage, network gear and vendors ready to deliver Read More. Blades Networking Open Compute Storage

Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

Data Center Knowledge

IDC predicts 19 percent uptick in hardware spend by public cloud providers, while traditional IT spend contracts slightly Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Colocation Infrastructure Networking Storage

Nokia 5G software can upgrade 5 million 4G tower radios without climbs

Venture Beast

Business Mobile 4G 5G 5G networks category-/Internet & Telecom/Mobile & Wireless/Mobile Phones cellular radios network hardware Nokia radios software update tower radios

Cisco Beefs Up Network Automation, Shifting Further Away from Hardware Focus

Data Center Knowledge

Slew of new software-defined products and services aimed at networks and security Read More. Cisco Networking Security

Accelerated PCAP: An Architecture for Precision Packet Capture and Analysis on High-­?Speed Networks


Are you a system engineer or administrator charged with protecting your network infrastructure from attack? Napatech''s Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can help you to improve on the ability to monitor and react to malicious events that occur within your network. scale networks.

Cumulus Gets Behind LinkedIn’s Open Data Center Hardware Push

Data Center Knowledge

Featured LinkedIn NetworkingOpen19’s membership shaping up to be similar to Open Compute Project’s Read More.

Hypergrid adds metered usage and networks to hyper-converged kit

Computer Weekly

Hyper-converged appliance maker will allow customers to pay for what they use in hardware that will now add networking

The Endpoint Imperative: In a Software World, Hardware Does Matter

Cloud Musings

Hardware matters. Intel’s Sarah Wieskus joins The End Point Imperative: A Podcast series from Intel to discuss the importance of stable, optimized hardware in today’s digital world. The topic for this episode is "In A Software World Hardware Does Matter."

Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Computer Network


Information Technology Blog - - Know the Advantages and Disadvantages of a Computer Network - Information Technology Blog. A computer network, normally referred to as a network, consists of a group of computers and other computing devices like printers, modems, scanners, etc.

Brocade CEO: Specialized Data Center Network Gear on Its Way Out

Data Center Knowledge

As software replaces physical network hardware, vendor sees opportunity to grow market share Read More. Featured Networking Technology

Big Switch Intros SDN Fabric to Bring Web-Scale Networking to Non-Web-Scale Customers

Data Center Knowledge

Big Switch Fabric combines Software Defined Networking with bare-metal networking hardware. Networking big switch networks sdn Read More.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters. I can think of a few by myself :)  Software Shapes Hardware.

Nutanix, Cumulus Marry Converged Infrastructure and Open Networking

Data Center Knowledge

Validation significantly widens choice of network hardware for Nutanix’s converged infrastructure Read More. Convergence Infrastructure Networking

PCI Compliance and Network Segmentation


Information Technology Blog - - PCI Compliance and Network Segmentation - Information Technology Blog. The first step to determining the scope of your Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is segmenting your data networks. Networking

It's just like hardware, only softer, right?

ComputerWorld IT Management

But one of the network/hardware guys decided to apply, and received the promotion to IT/software manager based on his years with the company." IT/software manager is leaving this company, and that means an opportunity for someone who already understand the business's IT issues from the inside, reports a pilot fish on the scene. Some in the department put in for the position, believing they were qualified to be the next IT/software manager," fish says. "I

Mick's IT Blogs: SCCM: Initiate Hardware Inventory

Mick's IT Blog

SCCM: Deploying from a Network Share. SCCM: Deploying from a Network Share. SCCM: Initiate Hardware Inventory. Here is the scripting code in both powershell and VBScript to initiate a hardware inventory in both SMS and SCCM. If oClientAction.Name = "Hardware Inventory Collection Cycle" Then. Labels: Hardware Inventory , SCCM , SMS. Micks IT Blogs.

Data Center Network Startup Big Switch Raises $48.5M

Data Center Knowledge

Series C investors include Khosla, Redpoint, Asian PE firm, hardware ODM Read More. Networking

F5 Networks software revenue jumps 43%, as CEO offers vision for applications as ‘living organisms’


F5 Networks continued to benefit from its expansion into software and services, boosting revenue by 4% overall to $586 million, including 43% growth in software revenue, beating Wall Street’s expectations for its fiscal third quarter, ended June 30. F5 Networks Chart).

What CIOs Need To Know About Software Defined Networking

The Accidental Successful CIO

Software Defined Networking is going to change everything for CIOs Image Credit: Cisco. Guess what CIO: there is a revolution that is just starting in the world of computer networking. Say Hello To Software Defined Networking.

Canonical Has Snappy Ubuntu Core Win with Open Networking Vendors

Data Center Knowledge

Ubuntu Snappy Core OS to power open networking hardware from Quanta, Amega, Penguin Read More. Shared

Startup Saisei Unveils Real-Time Network Performance Management Solution

Data Center Knowledge

Software offers full network traffic visibility and policy control and can be deployed on virtual machine instances or commodity x86 hardware Read More. Networking saisei

Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor


Information Technology Blog - - Product Review: Paessler PRTG Network Monitor - Information Technology Blog. PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler AG is a powerful network monitoring solution. This network software is not only powerful but also easy to use.

The LAN: A History of Network Operating Systems Part 12

IT Toolbox

the network system calls then provided under interrupt 21H gave all suppliers of network software the capability to standardize at least some of the access to LAN hardware. When DOS was extended in Version 3.1, Most manufacturers of LAN software had announced or implemented support of NETBIOS for IBM LANs

All right, NOW can we replace the hardware?

ComputerWorld IT Management

I have had the four- or five-hour chat sessions several times on many jobs, usually because they keep sending me out for the same issue without replacing the hardware," says fish. The most memorable one was when a network router was literally in pieces from a lightning strike. This IT support pilot fish has been sent out to customer sites countless times at the behest of outsourced support people who probably need to get out of their cubes a little more often. "I

Netronome Network Cards Accelerate SDN and NFV Designs

Data Center Knowledge

Networking solutions provider Netronome has launched a new platform architecture to augment virtual switch implementations with hardware acceleration NICs in standard servers for software defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) designs. Networking netronome NFV sdn SDN NFV

Why Aren’t Our Networks Staying Up?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Clearly, despite the importance of information technology, the networks that we’re designing and building today don’t work anywhere this reliably. Network Outages Seem To Be A Part Of Life. As a CIO you would prefer that your corporate networks not experience any downtime.

Software Defined Networking: Is Your Business Ready?

IT Toolbox

Software defined networking (SDN) follows the same path as cloud-based storage and virtualized server resources. You focus on your end goals for networking rather than adapting your needs to fit into existing hardware. The network infrastructure moves from appliance-based control to application-based control. SDN benefits include seamlessly adjusting multi-tenant traffic, streamlined network administration

The LAN: A History of Network Operating Systems Part 5

IT Toolbox

In general, pipes are software developers' tools for easily creating communications routines in software without having to explicitly control and issue commands to the communications hardware

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Storage IO Blog

It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC) virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits, it is more widespread with plenty of bandwagon riders. SLBS can span from IoT to mobile, VID and workspace clients (zero or similar), workstations, server, storage, networks. To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk about hardware.

Open Networking Moving Ahead ‘Very Quickly’

Data Center Knowledge

Advocates of open networking are seeking to bring about a future in which commodity networking hardware will be easily managed by software, all of which will be open. They say the effort is moving ahead "very quickly.". Featured

Mirantis Partners with Citrix, Metaswitch, Overture Networks in NFV Initiative

Data Center Knowledge

Initiative aims to help telecom providers and MSPs get rid of costly physical hardware by virtualizing network functions. Read More. Shared

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything. Many might justifiably see SDDC as a linear extension of familiar server virtualization concepts, now being applied to things like storage and networks.  But what about hardware in this new world?  Chucks Blog.