Networking News, Features, and Interviews

  • Time to think outside the router

    I finally delivered four large boxes with nearly 1,000 CDs inside to my local library, some as old as 33 years. Back then, I did a similar decluttering with my cassettes and vinyl, except for a few select albums like an original release of Dark Side of the Moon.

    14 Sept. 18 14:22 Written by Derek Granath, Silver Peak
  • Microsoft pushes machine learning to the edge

    Microsoft’s new Azure edge computing offerings are helping customers extend the reach of its cloud-based machine learning services, according to Clayton Fernandez, the company’s global director, Internet of Things.

    11 Sept. 18 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Analysts: SD-WAN 5-year annual growth rate tops 40%

    Becoming the “backbone of the enterprise,” SD-WAN market could hit $4.5 Billion by 2022, IDC says, even as businesses seek integrated management and security features.

    23 Aug. 18 20:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • What is Nmap? Why you need this network mapper

    While there is a wealth of monitoring tools available to network administrators for port scanning and network mapping, Nmap is the de facto standard. Here's why.

    17 Aug. 18 20:00 Written by By Marc Ferranti
  • Digitalisation: The next telco revolution

    The Australian telecommunications (telco) industry is largely responsible for the highly connected and digital world we live in today.

    17 Aug. 18 09:36 Written by Jonathan Restarick, Accenture
  • Cisco software, subscription strategies pay off

    Cisco's fiscal year 2018 results say deferred product revenue related to recurring software and subscription offers increased 23 percent over 2017.

    17 Aug. 18 01:49 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco, Arista settle lawsuit, refocus battle on network, data center, switching arenas

    After nearly four years of slashing at each other with legal swords in court Cisco and Arista have agreed to disagree, mostly.
    To settle the mêlée, Arista has agreed to pay Cisco $400 million which will result in the dismissal of all pending district court and International Trade Commission litigation between the companies.

    10 Aug. 18 08:23 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco upgrade enables SD-WAN in 1M+ ISR/ASR routers

    The company this week took a giant step that direction by announcing it was adding Viptela SD-WAN technology to the IOS XE software that runs its core ISR/ASR routers. Over a million of ISR/ASR edge routers such as the ISR models 1000, 4000 and ASR 5000 are in use by organizations worldwide.

    09 Aug. 18 03:27 Written by Michael Cooney
  • On the (smart) road: How infrastructure can benefit from IoT

    Our devices are getting smarter every day. Our homes are more connected, and our digital assistants can order us a pizza, get our groceries delivered, check the weather and even answer the door. Our cars are smart enough to drive — or at least reverse park — themselves.

    17 July 18 00:04 Written by Helen Masters, Infor
  • QA: Bill Hoffman of the Industrial Internet Consortium talks AI, IoT and more

    Founded in 2014 by a group of high-profile technology and manufacturing companies, the Industrial Internet Consortium has since blossomed into a major player in the critically important world of IoT, helping to demonstrate how the new technology can apply to a variety of commercial and industrial fields. Network World talked with the group's president, Bill Hoffman, who discussed the long, strange journey of technology's relationship with industry.

    09 July 18 23:25 Written by Jon Gold
  • HPE places a US$4b on its edge-network portfolio

    HPE's pledge to pump billions of dollars into developing edge systems shines a light on the company's ambition to be the leading end-to-end computing infrastructure provider.

    20 June 18 09:09 Written by By Marc Ferranti
  • Cisco makes SD-WAN integration a top priority

    We had an iWAN solution. We have an SD-WAN solution from Meraki and then we purchased Viptela because they had innovated on the cloud side of it and we wanted to marry that up with the ISR franchise that we had in iWAN and we are well down the path of that integration and I think we’re seeing big projects move forward now in the SD-WAN space.

    18 June 18 20:00 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Cisco developer push yields 500,000 DevNet members working on programmable networks

    Cisco’s developer program, DevNet, is on a hot streak. Speaking at Cisco Live 2018, DevNet CTO Susie Wee said the group, which was founded in 2014, now has 500,000 registered members. DevNet includes curated list of sample code, adapters, tools, and SDKs to make it easier to find code and resources.

    12 June 18 22:38 Written by Michael Cooney