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  • Buzzword bingo! Making Sense of SDN, SD-WAN, NFV and VNF

    Everyone in the SD-WAN solutions business frequently faces buzzword confusion when interacting with customers and partners learning about these newer concepts and technologies. It’s helpful first to define the four terms, before proceeding to a discussion of how they are related to one another, and what they all mean to your network.

    22 Sept. 17 13:32 Written by Michael Wood, VeloCloud Networks
  • Eight reasons why you should conduct a DNS audit

    As the Mirai botnet attack on 21 October 2016 proved, the DNS (Domain Name System) is not immune to cyber-attacks. If there is one key lesson to take from it, it’s that organisations relying on online assets for their day-to-day activities simply cannot afford to lose a service like DNS.

    22 Sept. 17 13:24 Written by Robin Schmitt, Neustar
  • NBN leverages open source software to analyse faults

    A new NBN initiative will use a range of open source projects including Apache SPARK, Kafka, Flume, Cassandra and JanusGraph to help analyse and improve the end user experience on the National Broadband Network.

    21 Sept. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Chambers stepping down from Cisco’s board

    John Chambers, who served two decades as CEO of Cisco and for the last two years has been executive chairman, announced today that he will be leaving Cisco’s board of directors this year. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will become chairman of the board.

    19 Sept. 17 04:57 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Parliament passes telco security laws

    Legislation that formally obliges telecommunications to protect their networks from a range of threats has passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

    14 Sept. 17 13:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Juniper to buy advanced threat protection security startup Cyphort

    Juniper today announced intentions to acquire Cyphort, a Santa Clara-based startup that offers an advanced threat detection, analytics and mitigation platform. Juniper says it will integrate Cyphort’s technology with its Sky Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) product line.

    01 Sept. 17 23:59 Written by Brandon Butler
  • NBN looks beyond the National Broadband Network rollout

    NBN chief executive Bill Morrow today laid out some of the government-owned company’s key forecasts through to 2021: A key date for NBN as it completes the transition from overseeing network construction to focusing on its future as a network wholesaler.

    31 Aug. 17 12:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN kiboshes Telstra plan to monetise ongoing payments

    NBN won’t back a Telstra proposal that would see the telco monetise the receipts it receives from the government-owned company for access to a range of its infrastructure.

    30 Aug. 17 11:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Bad weather hits subsea cables

    iiNet has warned customers to expect slower Internet speeds and increased latency and packet-loss to international destinations in Asia after a number of sub-sea links between Australia and Hong Kong were severed due severe weather.

    30 Aug. 17 10:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New cloud, HPC services to help drive research in South Australia

    eResearch South Australia is preparing for the imminent retirement of its Tizard supercomputer, officially launching a high-performance computing system dubbed TANGO and preparing to unveil a new cloud infrastructure service.

    24 Aug. 17 11:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • How Google is speeding up the Internet

    Google has developed an algorithm that speeds up TCP/IP, the internet’s primary data transmission protocol, by up to 14%.

    22 Aug. 17 20:00 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5: Picture This - Light and fast portable storage

    Storage is always a problem for photographers, find out how the Samsung Portable SSD T5 can solve this

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