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…

What is MPLS?

Read CoherentLight articles on: MPLS What is MPLS? MPLS is an IP-based Layer 3 networking technology developed in the late 1990s. It replaced Frame-Relay and ATM based Layer 2 networks prevalent at the time. MPLS stands for Multi-Protocol Label Switching, and uses a tag attached to the packet by the network service provider to indicate…

BBR improves Google Cloud Platform performance

Google has developed a new TCP congestion control mechanism. This has now been applied to the Google Compute Platform, having previously been added to YouTube and Google.com. This BBR (Bandwidth Bottleneck and Round-Trip Propagation Time) mechanism overcomes some of the challenges with other mechanisms. Google sees the challenges as being twofold, occurring in shallow buffered…

Mellanox launches Spectrum2 switch for 400Gb/s future

Mellanox has launched a new ethernet switch chipset family. Spectrum 2 is an open switch platform with capabilities of 200Gb/s and 400Gb/s per port. As well as high-speed, Mellanox are also proclaiming it’s green credentials with 1.3x power efficiency. Scalability of 10x over other vendors is also mentioned. Targeted at hyperscale data centres, high performance…