Networking - News, Features, and Slideshows
- Facebook open sources its mcrouter data-caching tool
- Virgin Atlantic picks Gogo for in-flight connectivity
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If you get stuck in traffic a lot, your next car may be able to talk to other vehicles and help keep you off jammed roads.
By Stephen Lawson | 18 September, 2014 03:09
Gogo will offer in-flight connectivity with speeds at up to 70Mbps on Virgin Atlantic's aircraft, once a deal between the two companies is concluded.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 September, 2014 01:12
The Wi-Fi Direct standard for linking two devices without a LAN is about to get easier to use.
By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:54
Facebook is releasing mcrouter, its software for turning many cache servers around the world into one distributed system, as open source.
By Stephen Lawson | 16 September, 2014 10:23
Picture this: You're sitting down
By Patrick Miller | 14 January, 2011 01:11
We're at an awkward stage as the age of network-streamed multimedia matures. Broadband and cell providers have only recently realized the public's enormous appetite for streaming video, VoIP, and the combination of both.
By Jon L. Jacobi | 10 December, 2010 02:33
The definition of Software Defined Networking (SDN) continues to broaden, today including functions such as configuration automation and orchestration. While these tasks aren't strictly SDN, the fact is software is used to define some aspect of the network infrastructure in both cases, so vendors have stretched the definition of SDN to bring configuration automation and orchestration platforms into the mix. In fairness, the line gets blurry, as some modern orchestration systems use programmatic interfaces to provision the network instead of traditional configuration tools such as SSH or SNMP.
By Ethan Banks | 09 September, 2014 23:39
From the vantage point of most people, even technical folks, Active Directory (AD) seems like it's doing pretty well. How often can you not log in when you sit down at your PC? How often do you fail to find someone in the corporate directory in Outlook? How many times have you heard of an AD outage?
By By Jonathan Sander, Strategy & Research Officer, STEALTHbits | 06 September, 2014 06:07
Sprint's new lower-priced shared data plan sounds ambitious, but analysts say it doesn't go far enough and won't address the carrier's network performance sore spot.
By Matt Hamblen | 20 August, 2014 20:20
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- Google lets Apps users bypass admins and install third-party Marketplace tools
- The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default
- Reports of another wave of layoffs rekindle bad press for Microsoft
- AT&T to put service setup in enterprise customers' hands
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- iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive
- Qlik courts the business manager with easier analytics
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