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News in Networking: Meeker’s Internet Trends, SD-WAN Adoption, and OS Networking

May 31, 2017

This week’s top story picks from the Kentik team.

Making headlines this week, investor Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report, which includes internet growth, or lack of it, across regions. SD-WAN is not top-of-mind for IT professionals — at least not yet, according to a new survey. And open source networking tools may be getting better, but there’s still a lot of challenges with them.

Here are those stories and more:

  • Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report: All the Slides, Plus Analysis (Recode) One of Silicon Valley’s most-viewed annual slide decks is live. Mary Meeker, partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers delivered her “Internet Trends 2017” presentation earlier today. Among the trends (via 355 slides): There’s room for internet growth in India. Netflix is booming; TV, not so much. And Alexa is becoming a popular household name, as voice services are taking over typing.
  • Survey Says: SD-WAN is No Panacea (Light Reading) Results of a new study conducted by 451 Research and commissioned by Cato Networks shows the SD-WAN market is growing. However, according to the 350 survey participants working in the IT space, only 20 percent reported plans to deploy SD-WAN in the next year.
  • Top 5 Cryptocurrency Exchanges Hit by DDoS Attacks (The Merkle) Top exchanges for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are seeing spikes in internet traffic. Some of that is due to increasing interest in these digital assets. However, according to reports, traffic spikes are also the result of DDoS attacks on these exchanges. Not necessarily surprising, as BGP hijacks can contribute to the attacks.
  • IBM, Cisco Integrate Threat Intelligence to Improve Cybersecurity (eWeek) Today IBM and Cisco announced a partnership to actively share threat intelligence data, products and services. According to eWeek, “the IBM Resilient Incident Response Platform (IRP) will also be integrated with Cisco’s ThreatGrid platform to pull in indicators of compromise.”
  • Open Source Network Software Matures, Nut Needs Incentives for Use (TechTarget) Open source software for networking is on the rise, due to its design, improved flexibility and reduced costs, according to this article. The article goes on to note that “networking open source adoption challenges run the gamut of technical, political, cultural and economic.”

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