OpenContrail becomes Tungsten Fabric

The Linux Foundation has recently obtained the OpenContrail source from Juniper. Having fully transitioned OpenContrail into the Linux Foundation, it is now rebranded as Tungsten Fabric. This move may appear to further distance it from Juniper‘s Contrail. But inside it is still the same SDN orchestrator, providing control, visibility and analytics across the network. Tungsten…

Zscaler makes initial trades on Nasdaq

Zscaler has opened for trading on the Nasdaq exchange. Founded in 2007, it makes it’s IPO eleven years later, as the first major technology offering of 2018. The Nasdaq exchange issued a press release, in which it welcomes Zscaler to the exchange. (Nasdaq Welcomes ZSCALER, INC. (NASDAQ: ZS) to the Nasdaq stock market). “In the…

BT Launch Ultrafast Broadband @ 152Mbps and 314Mbps

For those of you lucky enough to be able to get your ADSL connection over copper, rather than damp string, BT are now offering higher speeds, up to 314Mb/s. This is Ultrafast Broadband, offering speeds of over 100Mb/s. To be fair, BT have previously had speeds like this using their FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)…

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.…

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,…

Marvell has designs on Cavium

Chipmaker Marvell has announced its intention to acquire smaller rival Cavium for $6bn. (Marvell and Cavium to Combine Creating an Infrastructure Solutions Powerhouse.) This deal is dwarfed by the recent Broadcom announcement regarding Qualcomm but is for the same reasons. Unlike the Broadcom/Qualcomm deal, this is agreed upon by both sides. The deal offers $40…

New secure Quad9 DNS service supports IPv6

Quad9 is a new DNS service that prevents against malware. Previously I would have recommended OpenDNS to provide this service. But OpenDNS doesn’t support IPv6 with the malware protection. It only has an IPv6 resolver. Quad9 supports both IPv6 and protects against malware domains. Quad9 is the result of a partnership between IBM (who provided…

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…