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  • ExtraHop mines the network to glean operations intelligence

    Jesse Rothstein, who was the lead architect of F5's flagship product line, founded ExtraHop in 2007 to develop products to derive IT operations intelligence from data gleaned from the network. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently caught up with Rothstein for an update on the company and what it has learned about things like virtual packet loss (hint: it can be the bane of highly virtualized environments).

    Written by John Dix04 Oct. 13 21:00
  • Facebook networking chief: No more secret ASIC commands

    Facebook's head of network operations has great expectations for software defined networking (SDN), though he may not be relying on commercial hardware vendors to bring SDN to the social networking giant's own infrastructure.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 Oct. 13 20:53
  • Free open-source SDN app will analyze your network's complexity

    Enterprise infrastructure company Infoblox announced this week that it plans to release a free and open-source software tool called Tapestry aimed at generating a hard measurement of any network's complexity.

    Written by Jon Gold27 Sept. 13 17:13
  • Apple iOS 7 surprises as first with new multipath TCP connections

    Apple's iOS 7 is the first large-scale use of a newly-minted Internet protocol, called multipath TCP. It lets computers send and receive data across different network paths and interfaces at the same time, such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi and 3G.

    Written by John Cox19 Sept. 13 16:05
  • Cisco one of investors in log management startup Loggly

    Log monitoring platform company Loggly today announced that it has acquired more than $10 million in venture capital funding, and that one of its new investors is none other than Cisco.

    Written by Jon Gold04 Sept. 13 00:59
  • ADC: It's a platform, not a product

    It was a decade ago, in 2003, when Gartner first defined the application delivery controller (ADC). At that time, ADC was little more than the marriage of load balancing and offload technology.

    Written by Lori MacVittie, Senior Product Manager, Emerging Technologies, F5 Networks26 Aug. 13 21:05
  • VMware adds networking, storage to its virtual data center stack

    At the kick-off of its annual VMworld user conference, being held this week in San Francisco, VMware will fill in more layers of its software stack for running its envisioned software defined data center (SDDC).

    Written by Joab Jackson26 Aug. 13 16:22
  • Ciena, NRENs to test OpenFlow SDN WAN

    Ciena this week said it is partnering with a handful of research networks to test a multilayer, software-defined WAN.

    Written by Jim Duffy07 Aug. 13 19:38
  • Cloud computing swallowing up branch office hardware

    The popularization of cloud computing and ubiquitous access to high-speed Internet connectivity mean that the days of the specialized branch office IT appliance are numbered, according to industry sources.

    Written by Jon Gold16 July 13 13:08
  • Buyback program intensifies Aryaka/Riverbed rivalry

    WAN optimization-as-a-service provider Aryaka has announced an aggressive buyback program that targets competitor Riverbed's customers, adding a new point of contention to an already heated rivalry.

    Written by Jon Gold12 July 13 17:15
  • Facebook designing network fabric to meet massive performance needs

    With more than a billion monthly active users, it's easy to imagine that most of the data travelling over Facebook's networks is delivering photos, status updates and "likes" to its end users, but that's far from the case.

    Written by James Niccolai20 June 13 00:17
  • Startup uses new technology to out-Akamai Akamai

    Instart Logic is taking on the likes of Akamai and Amazon Cloudfront with a Web app-streaming service it says can cut in half the time it takes to load pages and applications to wireless devices.

    Written by Tim Greene14 June 13 17:05
  • Citrix bakes WAN optimization into branch office hardware

    Citrix today announced new models in its CloudBridge line of branch repeater hardware, along with a software update to Version 7.0, which adds WAN optimization capability and direct support for public cloud services.

    Written by Jon Gold07 May 13 16:27
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