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…

RFC8367: Wrongful Termination of IP Packets

In a continuation of the serious consideration our standards bodies place on keeping the Internet relevant to society, today the IETF has issued RFC8267. IP packets are often terminated by network devices. … IP routers and middleboxes, such as firewalls, often terminate packets that do not comply with a predefined policy. Unfortunately, some filtering policies…

Data Responsibility: Treat your data like your daughter..

IBM has published in their policy blog, a piece about Data Responsibility. In this, they seek to address the questions about data in the cloud age. First, a personal note. We are lucky to live in a lovely part of the world, with a community that looks out for each other. But even so, when my teenage…

Brocade and Broadcom delay merger until November 30

A year to the date of the original merger announcement Broadcom to buy Brocade for $5.9bn, both Brocade and Broadcom  have announced a delay in their merger. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) needs more time for investigation.  So to support this, they have withdrawn and refiled their documents with CFIUS. CFIUS,…

ArsTechnica: AT&T absurdly claims legitimate net neutrality comments favour repeal

Unlike Europe, where Net Neutrality is defined and enshrined, America is different. ArsTechnica have an article on their web-site that covers the mess that the FCC have gotten into with their net neutrality plans, and in particular AT&T’s response to spam comments sent in.

SD-WAN: What are the business benefits?

What are the business benefits of SD-WAN deployment? SD-WAN stands for a Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It simplifies network management. It reduces the cost of the network infrastructure. It provides better network governance. And it is easier to manage the previous generation Hybrid Networking. With 50% of the data in networks now being delivered to…