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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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News in Networking: Docker, Disney, and Big Data Caps

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 11, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Docker’s $1.3 billion valuation. Disney $1.6 billion acquisition for streaming services. And international internet speed tests and U.S. home internet data caps. Those stories and more after the jump.

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News in Networking: DDoS Mitigations and VPNs in China and Russia

By Michelle Kincaid | Aug 4, 2017
Kentik News Digest

DDoS attacks for all: Netflix tests against these disruptive attacks. Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan talks about how service providers need better DDoS mitigation. New Kaspersky Lab research recognized a Chinese telecom as seeing the biggest DDoS attack in Q2. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: The Best Network Speeds, Cuba’s DIY Internet, and the Cost of Automation

By Michelle Kincaid | Jul 28, 2017
Kentik News Digest

This week, Verizon was dubbed a winner of network speeds. Mitel agreed to buy ShoreTel. Viacom said it wouldn’t buy Scripps. Packet grew globally. The Ericsson-Cisco partnership slowed. And feature articles highlighted Cuba’s internet and IT automation costs. More headlines after the jump…

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News in Networking: Google’s Networking Algorithm, NASA’s IoT, and Another S3 Leak

By Michelle Kincaid | Jul 21, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Google announced a new algorithm for higher bandwidths and lower latencies. NASA gave advice on IoT networks. Python is the most popular programming language. And Dow Jones is the latest to see an S3 misconfiguration.

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News in Networking: Apple’s New Data Center, Intel’s New Chip, and a Survey on Network Challenges

By Michelle Kincaid | Jul 13, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Out with the old, in with the new, or so it seems this week. Apple has a new data center, its first in China. Intel announced a new line of microprocessors. Ericsson announced a new network services suite for IoT. Also this week, Kentik’s survey from Cisco Live reveals network challenges affecting digital transformation. More after the jump.

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News in Networking: Verizon-Disney Rumors, ‘Most Promising’ 5G Operators, and UN List of Security Gaps

By Michelle Kincaid | Jul 6, 2017
Kentik News Digest

Verizon’s deal with Yahoo may still be on the minds of many, but Disney may be Verizon’s new big brand-of-interest. Also on acquisitions, Forrester’s CEO says Apple should buy IBM. Juniper Research released a list of the most promising 5G operators in Asia. And the UN released a list of countries with cybersecurity gaps. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: Intent-based Networking, a Huge S3 Data Leak, and BGP Route Leaks

By Michelle Kincaid | Jun 22, 2017
Kentik News Digest

This week Cisco made a series of product announcements, including intent-based networking for automation. NTT launched an SD-WAN. An open Amazon S3 server exposed millions of voters’ PII. A group proposed a way to reduce BGP route leaks. More after the jump…

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News in Networking: AWS Downtime, Skills for DevOps Engineers, and Tabs vs. Spaces Debate

By Michelle Kincaid | Jun 15, 2017
Kentik News Digest

The NSA officially blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attacks. A Virginia school got creative to keep its students on fast broadband. Ericsson predicts a 5G user spike. The tabs versus spaces programmer debate continues. And the Kentik team advises on avoiding AWS downtime and offers skills for DevOps engineers to know. All that and more after the jump…

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News in Networking: Security-Defined Networking, SD-WAN, and Container Strategies

By Michelle Kincaid | Jun 7, 2017
Kentik News Digest

The meaning of SDN changed. That is, if you’re working in Cisco’s Security Business. It means “security-defined networking,” which is where they’re focusing. SD-WAN is still hogging the spotlight, but CenturyLink says it’s “no quick fix.” Meanwhile, containers are a big part of AT&T’s network strategy. “Not everything is suited for virtual machines,” said AT&T’s CTO. More after the jump…

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