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News in Networking: Cisco’s Acquisition, Juniper’s Security M&A, and Elon’s AI

By Michelle Kincaid | Dec 8, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Cisco will acquire cloud-cost comparison tool Cmpute.io. Juniper Networks may also be moving on cloud-focused M&A, specifically in the multi-cloud cybersecurity sector. Beyond cloud, the hype of AI continues. Elon Musk’s Tesla team is working on an AI project that could be “the best in the world,” he said this week. More news after the jump…

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News in Networking: SD-WAN for $3.3B and Facebook’s Free Open/R Networking Tool

By Michelle Kincaid | Nov 17, 2017
Kentik News Digest

This week, we learned the SD-WAN market is forecasted to reach $3.3 billion by 2021. Everyone from Cisco and VMware to AT&T and Charter are taking note. Also this week, Facebook open-sourced its Open/R networking development platform, which it uses for its own wide-area networks, data center fabric and wireless mesh topologies. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: The Big Misconfig and IoT’s Enterprise Time Bomb

By Michelle Kincaid | Nov 10, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Last year it was the Dyn outage. This week, a network misconfiguration at Level 3 caused Comcast, Spectrum, Verizon, Cox, RCN and other telecos across the country to feel the effects of the outage. Also this week, findings from a Forrester survey revealed IoT is now an “enterprise security time bomb,” with a huge challenge around being able to identify these types of devices on the network. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: VMware for SD-WAN, Google’s SDN, and Chevron’s Cloud

By Michelle Kincaid | Nov 3, 2017
Kentik News Digest

This week, VMware announced plans to acquire SD-WAN startup VeloCloud. Google released a new Andromeda SDN to reduce its cloud latency. SoftBank, Facebook, Amazon and others made plans to lay a 60-Tbps undersea cable from Juniper. And Energy giant Chevron selected Microsoft as its preferred cloud provider. Those headlines and more after the jump…

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News in Networking: Russian Internet for North Korea, Google Finds DNS Vulnerabilities

By Michelle Kincaid | Oct 6, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Reports this week suggest a Russian teleco started providing internet connectivity to North Korea. Russia also made headlines for its covert efforts to steal secrets from the NSA. Oracle made a bunch of news with its OpenWorld conference this week, including taking aim at AWS. And Google disclosed seven vulnerabilities in DNS’ Dnsmasq software. More headlines after the jump…

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News in Networking: 160-Tbit/s Cable, Airline Network Issues, and a Patched-Mac Vuln

By Michelle Kincaid | Sep 29, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Microsoft, Facebook and teleco provider Telxius announced this week that their high-capacity subsea cable project is complete. A “network issue” in a global flight-booking system caused major airline delays. And an “alarming number” of patched Macs are vulnerable to an issue in the Extensible Firmware Interface. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: Cisco Without Chambers, CCleaner Malware & Programmable Networks

By Michelle Kincaid | Sep 22, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Cisco Chairman John Chambers announced this week that he will not seek re-election. The networking giant also announced a partnership with Viacom. Meanwhile, Cisco researchers found that the CCleaner malware was targeting at least 18 tech companies. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: Data Center Hurricane Prep, Gambling with DDoS, and Rural Broadband

By Michelle Kincaid | Sep 8, 2017
Kentik News Digest

As the east coast prepares for Hurricane Irma, those with data centers in the storm’s path are also making efforts to avoid interruptions. DDoS attackers took a gamble this week, making a hit on popular online poker site America’s Cardroom. And a debate has up on how CenturyLink’s plans to acquire Level 3 Communications could affect broadband in rural areas. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: New Data Centers, Same Old Internet Trolls

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 25, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Apple announced two new data centers in Iowa. Cisco made another acquisition. VMware reported a strong quarter. DDoS attacks spiked. Google sped up TCP/IP. And Wired put together an interactive map to show where internet trolls live. More headlines after the jump…

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News in Networking: Internet v. Hate, DDoS Waves, and a $300M Cyber Hit

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 18, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Web companies put the brakes on hate group Daily Stormer using their services. The EFF responded with a warning. A new DDoS attack known as “pulse wave” was uncovered. DDoS attacks hit a bunch of Blizzard Entertainment games. And the biggest shipping company said a single attack cost it nearly $300 million.

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