Networks

Blinking internets, Batman! O2 trials 5G over lightbulbs

Fri, 2018-08-17 07:01
Let there be light

Telefonica’s O2 has confirmed that it is experimenting with transmitting high speed data using lightbulbs, the brainchild of an Edinburgh University professor Harald Haas.…

Vodafone's spending pays off - but EE hangs on to UK network crown

Tue, 2018-08-14 13:39
EE by gum, BT Group brand wins

EE is being strongly challenged by rival networks that have improved their reliability, and in some cases their data performance too.…

Grubby, tortuous, full of malware and deceit: Just call it Lionel because the internet is MESSY

Mon, 2018-08-13 09:40
So what are we going to do about it? Anything?

Reg Lectures  Trolls, fake news, Russian bots, radicals – there's plenty to put you off going online.…

Ethernet Alliance plugs and prays so you don't have to, and other networking morsels

Fri, 2018-08-10 20:09
Microsoft software-defined data centre coming, NVMe-oF kit, play Mist for me and more

Microsoft has said it'll be bringing "software-defined" capabilities to Windows Server in 2019.…

Extreme Networks? Extreme Share Price Crash, more like

Fri, 2018-08-10 18:09
Misses Wall Street numbers by circa $1m

Extreme Networks’ share price almost halved after its Q4 financials hit the wires on Wednesday, in spite of the US network infrastrucutre kit-maker reporting a double-digit bounce in turnover. It serves as a timely reminder that tech companies miss Wall Street forecasts at their peril.…

Four-year switch: Two Cisco veeps pack bags and go for a wander

Fri, 2018-08-10 15:59
Service Provider gros fromage and marketer leave biz

A former Brocade marketer turned Cisco veep is leaving the networking kinpin, along with another veep who ran the service provider division.…

Creased Lightning: Profits wobble at Virgin Media while fibre project stays sluggish

Thu, 2018-08-09 16:20
Mind you, they're doing all right on basic B2B phone lines

Virgin Media's operating income slid 17 per cent over the past year despite the Brit telco growing its Q2 2018 revenues to £1.275bn, creating interesting conditions for its newly acquired chief operating officer.…

GitHub looses load-balancing open-source code on netops world

Thu, 2018-08-09 02:53
GLB Director keeps those packets humming even when new servers are added to pools

If you’ve got a big bare-metal data center, or if you’re just BM-curious, head on over to GitHub, where there’s a new load balancer on offer by, um, GitHub.…

Hortonworks revenues up 40%: Mum, are we nearly profitable yet?

Wed, 2018-08-08 16:37
Data biz trumpets international sales and IBM partnership

Hortonworks, once criticised for burning through cash, has reported a fair second 2018 quarter, with revenues up 40 per cent and net losses down 27 per cent.…

Magic million: That's how many Cisco routers can now run SD-WAN

Wed, 2018-08-08 11:16
Viptela vManage comes to boxen running IOS XE

Cisco has made the next move in its integration of 2017 acquisition Viptela, prepping an SD-WAN upgrade it is going to ship to a million routers.…

IPv6: It's only NAT-ural that network nerds are dragging their feet...

Wed, 2018-08-08 09:50
Adoption is inevitable, and yet we all keep putting it off

It has been twenty years since the publication of the first draft of the IPv6 standard, in response to the growing realisation that the IPv4 address space would sooner or later be entirely filled. Fast-forward to today, and amazingly the world is clinging stubbornly to IPv4, with the rate of adoption of IPv6 possibly slowing.…

FreeBSD has its own TCP-queue-of-death bug, easier to hose than Linux's SegmentSmack

Wed, 2018-08-08 05:07
Also: Juniper jumps on its stack

Hard on the heels of the Linux kernel's packets-of-death attack dubbed SegmentSmack, a similar vulnerability has been disclosed and fixed in FreeBSD.…

Better late than never: nbn™ DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade starts

Tue, 2018-08-07 23:56
Where? Not saying, but it'll be nearly everywhere by 2020. Pinky-promise

DOCSIS 3.1 has finally landed in Australia, courtesy of a currently-limited rollout to HFC-connected National Broadband Network (NBN) customers.…

Be your own YouTube: Cloudflare Stream flies out of beta, emits vids

Tue, 2018-08-07 14:00
Web giant sends spare resources into the mines

Does the world need another streaming platform? Cloudflare thinks so, and today it set its Cloudflare Stream beta (running for nearly a year) to general availability.…

Mellanox plumps pipes on Bluefield controller to squeeze out 200Gb/s

Tue, 2018-08-07 10:10
That's right, count 'em. And 4 million IOPS to boot

Mellanox claims to have rolled out the world's fastest Ethernet storage fabric controller at this year's Flash Memory Summit.…

Cisco let an SSL cert expire in its VPN kit – and broke network provisioning brokers

Tue, 2018-08-07 02:00
Well that's one way to secure systems: deny new trustpoints

If your inter-office Cisco-powered VPN suddenly isn't working properly, there's an upcoming update you may need to install.…

Denial of denial-of-service served: There was NO DDoS on FCC net neutrality comments

Tue, 2018-08-07 01:08
Probe confirms: No attack, just an incredibly unpopular policy brought down feedback site

An internal investigation has laid waste to the FCC's claims that its net neutrality comments system was knocked offline by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.…

Arista cats cough up $400m furball to satisfy Cisco in legal war truce

Tue, 2018-08-07 00:24
Just one appeal left standing

Arista has cut a deal with Cisco that leaves the former US$400m lighter, and ends nearly all of the long-running legal battles between the two networking vendors.…

NSA's crummy crypto crop Suite B binned, and other network nuggets

Fri, 2018-08-03 20:18
NEC cavorts with 5G, Arita finds its Mojo, and much more

Over at the Internet Engineering Task Force, a notorious piece of history is being consigned to... well, history.…

Arris CPE revenue hit by component shortages

Fri, 2018-08-03 05:01
Price rises lead to 'difficult discussions' with customers

Another network vendor has had its financials dented by component shortages: this time, it's Arris.…