Cloudflare adds Secure DNS service on 1.1.1.1

Cloudflare has expanded the range of secure DNS services available. As well as Cisco’s OpenDNS, Google’s DNS service, Oracle’s Dyn, and the recent Quad 9 service, Cloudflare now adds 1.1.1.1 to the mix. According to their blog yesterday (Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service), this is not an April Fool’s joke, but a…

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.…

Frost and Sullivan place VeloCloud first by SD-WAN Global Market share

VeloCloud, after the recent announcement that VMware would buy them, has also been given another accolade. This time analysts Frost and Sullivan have announced that VeloCloud is in first place across the globe by market share. This follows Frost and Sullivan awarding a Best Practices Award last year for leadership in the North American SD-WAN…

A change to copper in ‘97 still helps chips scale down

According to IBM Research’s blog, a change they made 20 years ago is still helping us today. (One big wire change in ’97 still helping chips achieve tiny scale). 20 years ago is a long time in technology. In 1997 we were talking about CPU speeds of 233Mhz on 180nm chips. IBM’s Deep Blue was operating…

All 500 top supercomputers run Linux

The Top500 list regularly polls the organisations that run supercomputers creating a list of largest, fastest, most efficient and so on. The 50th release of the Top500 list was released yesterday.  And there have been some changes. The first is the rise in the number of Chinese supercomputers, putting them ahead of the United States for…

President Trump announces Broadcom HQ relocation back to the US

An effort is being made to move forward on the Broadcom and Brocade deal, currently stuck in negotiations with CIFUS. Broadcom CEO Hock Tan yesterday met US President, Donald Trump, in the Oval Office. Together they made an announcement that Broadcom will bring their headquarters back to the US. The statement is being widely reported in…

Sputtered tape capacity boosts from IBM and Sony

The most cost and energy-efficient way of storing data is still tape. Offline data storage is still a major requirement for many organisations. For the fifth time since 2006, IBM has achieved an increase in areal density, with tape developed by Sony. The team from IBM Research team in Zurich, Switzerland and Sony team in Japan…