Open Source News, Features, and Interviews

  • Juniper's new access switches add to its cloud-focused lineup

    Juniper Networks’ Unite architecture is living up to its name, bringing more enterprise network gear into its system for simplified management and scaling. The latest additions to the lineup are entry-level and midrange access switches that also include other features for ease of use.

    27 May 16 07:11 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Cisco ACI and VMware NSX kumbaya?

    Comments by Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins last week that the networking giant is open to collaborations with VMware in virtual networking raise the question: Just how would Cisco's ACI and VMware's NSX platforms could work together?

    26 May 16 06:54 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Cisco's Meraki spreads its cloud to voice

    If you manage your whole LAN in the cloud, why not add in the desk phones, too? That's what Cisco's Meraki division has done. Its first phone, the MC74, can be managed on the same dashboard Meraki provides for its switches, Wi-Fi access points, security devices and other infrastructure.

    25 May 16 06:20 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Facebook's plan to disrupt cellular gets big-name support

    Several of the world's largest cellular carriers, representing almost 1.3 billion subscribers, have pledged support to a Facebook project that aims to dramatically reduce the cost of building and expanding wireless data networks.

    25 May 16 02:56 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Networks need automation -- just ask the U.S. military

    IT professionals are looking to software-defined networking to automate what are still complex and vulnerable systems controlled by human engineers. Major General Sarah Zabel knows where they’re coming from.

    12 May 16 00:52 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Slack is letting its users take their chat credentials to other apps

    Slack is offering its users a new way to sign into other applications. The company announced Tuesday that it has launched a new "Sign in with Slack" feature that lets people use their login for the chat app to sign in to participating applications.

    11 May 16 08:48 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Open-source really could help get you a job, study finds

    Experience in the open-source world is a valuable asset for technology job-seekers, and it’s getting more so over time, according to the latest Open-Source Jobs Report, which was published today by Dice and the Linux Foundation.

    06 May 16 07:33 Written by Jon Gold
  • Verizon strike taking trickle-down toll on business customers

    With the strike by Verizon union members now in its fourth week – and no settlement appearing near -- frustrations born of service delays and cancelations remain primarily the bane of consumers, although business customers are also taking on collateral damage, some of which may not be visible to the untrained eye.

    06 May 16 06:11 Written by Paul McNamara
  • Bankwest bets big on OpenStack

    Bankwest employs software-as-a-service and public cloud services from AWS and Azure, but a private OpenStack-based cloud increasingly underpins the bank’s applications

    05 May 16 14:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 6 colleges turning out open source talent

    Most IT departments have project roadmaps that will require open-source skills, but finding recent college grads with open source talent can be challenging.

    02 May 16 20:20 Written by Sandra Gittlen
  • Microsoft is making Big Data really small using DNA

    Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage.

    28 April 16 10:32 Written by Blair Hanley Frank

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