West African Internet Outage

Oracle‘s Dyn service have a research lab, who analyse information from the Internet. In the blog entry below, they look at the recent loss of connectivity on the ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) cable system. The cable cut occurred near Nouakchott, Mauritania. This subsea cable links most of the countries on the western coast of…

SDxCentral: CenturyLink Releases New Flavours of SD-WAN connectivity

SDxCentral are reporting the CenturyLink have launched new flavours of their SD-WAN service. This continues the Versa Networks service originally deployed. It now looks like they have optimised the bundling of the solution into the traditional bronze, silver and gold tiers. This provides clearer differentiation of the service to their customers. The customer who already…

Company Data: Arista Networks

http://www.arista.com/ Arista Networks Stock Market: NASDAQ Stock Symbol: ANET (Stock quotes are delayed) Arista Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, US It was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments as Astara. Their Ethernet switches cover speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second,…

IOX cable links India and South Africa

IOX has started surveying a new route with Alcatel to link India and South Africa. IOX (Indian Ocean eXchange) will also connect the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues as waypoints on the cable. Plans allow later links to Madagascar, La Reunion, and Sri Lanka. IOX follows a near-great circle path of 8850km to link East London,…

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…