Telefonica expands Nuage solution with SDN for data centers

Spain‘s Telefonica Espana has selected Nokia‘s Nuage Networks to provide the SDN infrastructure for datacenter modernisation programme. This adds to the current SD-WAN deployment they made in 2017. (Nokia’s Nuage Networks SD-WAN selected to transform Telefónica business service) The deployment will use a spine and leaf architecture, as with most modern datacenter deployments. The design deploys…

Proof: ADSL does operate on wet string

Given the pervasiveness of the Internet, it’s not surprising that there are people out there trying different things. Recently we brought you the intuitive NetValve speed throttling appliance. Now courtesy of some hardworking network technicians at ISP Andews and Arnold here in the UK, we can reveal that ADSL really does operate over wet string.…

Palau connects using submarine cable, better performance than satellite

NEC has announced that they have completed the Palau Spur cable which connects to the main SEA-US cable. (BSCC and NEC announce the completion of a new submarine cable linking the Republic of Palau.) BSCC is the Palau Government’s corporation formed to own and manage the submarine cable link. NEC installed a branching unit and…

Juniper captures leadership of USA network core routing market

An article on the Juniper forums talks about how they have now captured the leadership position in the network core routing market in the USA. (Juniper Networks Captures Leadership Position in North America Core Routing). The data comes from IHS Markit’s analysis of Service Providers Routers and Switches Tracking, with a 48% share in 2Q2017.…

Elliott Management Acquires Gigamon for $1.6 Billion

Investment agitator and vulture Elliott Management have acquired network monitoring firm Gigamon for $1.6bn. Gigamon have recently posted third quarter results (Gigamon Third Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights). These show revenue and profits down over the quarter. Given that Gigamon’s primary product lines are high bandwidth network monitors and taps, this is unsurprising. The physical network…

Quintillion completes Alaskan subsea cable

Quintillion has announced it has completed the first phase of its cable between Japan and the UK. The finished segment runs from Prudhoe Bay to Nome, as well as the overland segment from Prudhoe to Fairbanks, following the Dalton Highway (of Ice Road Truckers fame). These Alaskan sections bring coastal communities onto terrestrial internet links.…

Seaborn sharpens SABR to link with South Africa

Seaborn Networks, the folks that linked Brazil and the USA together using the Seabras-1 cable are quietly busy. In one of the most low-key launches of a new route, you can’t find much more than a twitter post. Seaborn announces new route SABR https://t.co/knvcuxfBjJ Cape Town/São Paulo/ NYC faster, more reliable, next-gen subsea data connectivity https://t.co/lzeQk3Fgt4…

Bandwidth Control using an intuitive NetValve

Having worked with Ipanema for a while, I can recognise an intuitive user experience for controlling bandwidth. But none is as intuitive as a solution which uses a technology almost everyone can understand. This is what the NetValve offers. Ilker Dagli has created the ability to manage internet bandwidth using a large brass valve. I…