Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5bn

Microsoft has splashed out again. They have just acquired open-source source code management and sharing platform GitHub for $7.5bn. GitHub has a community of 28 million developers and hosts 85 million repositories of code. GitHub is used to host some of the most significant open-source projects, including Ansible, Kubernetes and many others. Microsoft’s last major purchase was…

OpenContrail joins Linux Foundation

Juniper is moving their OpenContrail codebase to the Linux Foundation. OpenContrail is Juniper’s open-source version of their Contrail SDN orchestrator. Provided as an open-source offering, OpenContrail doesn’t have the support and service the commercial Contrail offering provides. In 2012, Juniper provided the first open-source Contrail version. Earlier this year they extended governance of the project,…

Installation of SiLK from the ground up on Centos 7

Here we go with more network analysis tool building. Not content with the Wireshark on Centos post that seems quite popular, I’ve decided to look at some NetFlow tools. I looked around for good, well supported and documented open-source software.. And I find it in SiLK. Silk is the System for internet Level Knowledge, and…

Cisco 1 of 34 new Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Members

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has grown and claims it is the largest open-source blockchain initiative. In its press-release (Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Becomes World’s Largest Open-source Blockchain Initiative), 34 new organisations have joined, to create a group of 150 that are promoting the Ethereum blockchain, as both private and public deployments. “EEA’s rapid growth in membership…

The perils of open-source without community – AT&T and Juniper

SDxCentral report that AT&T  are moving away from Juniper’s Contrail orchestration platform to OpenDaylight, citing that the lack community engagement in the platform. Can Contrail work as open-source without community? According to SDxCentral’s report, Paul Carver, a principle member of AT&T’s technical staff, expressed frustration that the lack of a community was hindering the development of OpenContrail, and could…

Linux Foundation merges Open-O and AT&T’s ECOMP as ONAP

Following AT&T‘s donation of their ECOMP code to the Linux Foundation, it is being integrated with Linux Foundation’s Open Orchestrator (OPEN-O) platform. “By combining two of the largest open source networking initiatives, the community is able to take advantage of the best architectural components of both projects. We’re excited to see the industry coalesce around…

AT&T Open Sources ECOMP for network and NFV orchestration

Yesterday AT&T handed over control of it’s ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) engine to the Linux Foundation, moving the development of their VNF orchestrator into the Open Source community. The press announcement buries this within a whole pile of announcements regarding the AT&T Indigo network architecture. 8.5 million lines of code within the…