NFV Home Lab: Licensing, Storage & Networking
In the second part of this two-part blog, Ethan Banks describes the storage and networking considerations that come into play when building a lab for testing network functions virtualization.
BGP Security: No Quick Fix
The routing protocol is plagued by multiple security vulnerabilities, which attackers are exploiting. However, securing BGP is no small feat.
NFV: 4 Home Lab Options
Network functions virtualization is well suited to the home lab. Ethan Banks describes how he built his NFV lab and the pros and cons of different configurations.
Cisco Launches Free Tail-f Software
With free version of Tail-f's software supporting the NETCONF protocol, Cisco says it's committed to promoting open standards for network programmability.
The Rise Of The Cloud WAN
The trend of pushing WAN functionality into the cloud -- software-defined WAN -- is gaining steam as enterprises look to reduce WAN complexity and lower costs.
Facebook Unveils Open Modular Switch
Dubbed "6-pack," Facebook's new switch platform is designed to allow the social networking giant to build any size switch using common building blocks.
VCE Unveils NSX Integration
Joint converged infrastructure venture, which had solely supported Cisco ACI, now offers factory-integrated NSX network virtualization.
4 NFV Myths Debunked
Network functions virtualization has spawned a number of misconceptions about what it is and how it works. Here's a reality check.
8 Free Online Networking Classes
If you're looking to expand your networking skills, these courses offer instruction on SDN, cloud networking, network optimization, and other topics for free. What's better than that?
Free And Open SDN From Brocade
The Brocade Vyatta SDN Controller is free to download for a year, but the open nature of the product may be more attractive than the price.
Network Segmentation & SD-WAN
The Target breach highlighted the need to segment networks and isolate traffic. Adding software-defined networking capabilities to the WAN can help.
Your Network's Next Step: Cisco ACI Or VMware NSX
When it comes to SDN, Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure and VMware's NSX are often discussed interchangeably, but they are really very different. Joe Onisick explains how they compare and can even work together.
Achieving Infrastructure As Code
Treating your network device configurations like source code is an intriguing idea. What's needed to enable widespread adoption of this practice?
Holiday Downtime Elusive For IT Pros
Many network managers and sysadmins will toil away during the holiday season dealing with remote access issues and other problems, an Ipswitch survey finds.
What's In Your Database?
Data breaches will continue until we create a deeper appreciation for business data and guard it as closely as our own wallets. Here are some steps in the right direction.
SDN Developments In 2015
ONF executive director Dan Pitt shares his expectations for the evolution of software-defined networking in the coming year.
5G Will Enable Robotics In The Cloud
By 2020, 5G will permeate network infrastructures, enabling new robotic services and intelligence, as well as a densely connected digital society and economy.
9 Security Best Practices For Safe Shopping
Don't be the next security breach to hit the headlines and crush customer confidence. Protect your corporate and cardholder data -- and business reputation -- with these security strategies.
IoT Readiness: 3 Big Changes
Don't get blindsided by the sweeping effects an IoT initiative will have on your IT infrastructure, especially in the areas of networking, security, and change management.
Holiday Gift Guide For Networking Nerds
Don't know what to get for that office holiday gift exchange? We've got plenty of gadgets and other gift ideas that are sure to please your fellow networking pros.
SDN: Learn From The Big Boys
Companies like Facebook and Google developed their own cutting-edge datacenter technology. If they also use open source SDN, shouldn't you?
Holiday Shopping Internet Tracker
Is your favorite online retailer slow this shopping season? It might be because of the underlying network. Find out how the Internet is impacting your online shopping experience.
Understanding the different motivations for adopting software-defined networking provides a clearer view into the technology.
Gaming Will Level Up The Network
The latest release in the popular Call of Duty series shows how video games are branching out and demanding network improvements.