Trending: Network Performance News This Week, July 26-August 1, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, August 01, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news ties together virtualization, the cloud, data centers, and internet connectivity--touching on the relationship between SDN and NFV, what's driving the growth in virtualized customer premises equipment (vCPE), a possible way to broadcast the internet to billions of currently un-connected people, the evolution of data center controllers, security in the cloud, and developing apps for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Why SDN Is Important to NFV
Purpose-built hardware is being replaced with standardized IT servers from multiple suppliers, running virtualized network functions (VNFs)--a transition that exposes differing perspectives of data center and network operators. Light Reading article

The Dawn of Virtual CPE

The trend toward programmable networks (now a must for providers) is driving acceleration in network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployments. Telecom Ramblings article

The Plan to Beam the Web to 3 Billion Unconnected Humans
Satellite broadcasting company Outernet wants to beam internet content to the estimated 3 billion people worldwide without internet access--but this is a one-way connection. Wired article

Broadcom sees 25/50 GbE as the future for data centers
Broadcom is betting that 25/50 GbE is the future of data centers as it rolls out a new family of Ethernet controllers that are designed for growing data center and virtualized infrastructure; the focus is on high-performance, energy-efficient units. ZDNet article

Google Lets Cloud Customers Supply Encryption Keys
Google Compute Engine now supports customer-supplied encryption keys, a capability that boosts the self-service aspect of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). You might call is BYOEC for "bring your own encryption keys." InformationWeek article.  

IBM Cooks Up IoT Developer Community
The new IBM developerWorks Recipe community is designed to help developers connect Internet of Things (IoT) devices to the cloud and use the data that comes from those connected devices. InformationWeek article

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