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DPDK Packet Capture (PDUMP)

DPDK Packet Capture (PDUMP)

The 16.07 release of DPDK introduces a new packet capture framework, which will allow users to capture traffic from existing devices/ports/queues and dump the packets to a pcap file...

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History Of Ethernet – New “Rules” And The Ongoing Evolution

History of Ethernet – New “Rules” and The Ongoing Evolution

When Bob Metcalfe pitched his “Ethernet” vision back in 1972 during his employment at PARC Xerox, I am sure that he, despite his visionary mind set, had no idea of what he had...

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The IoT Is Hitting Us

The IoT is Hitting Us

The IoT phenomenon is happening as we speak. What is IoT? It’s simple, all the new things we buy can be “connected”. Your smartphone, tablet, computer, etc., can all be connected...

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Go Open Source Or Be Left Behind

Go Open Source Or Be Left Behind

I was recently at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. This is the event that today has become synonym with open source solutions, one of the biggest trends to have driven the technology...

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PCI Express Bifurcation In The 100G Era

PCI Express Bifurcation in the 100G Era

Over the last few years, the increase in internet bandwidth has caused carriers to invest in equipment that can meet the requirements of the increasing network traffic. The rapid growth in 100G...

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Security Prevention Alone Is Not Enough

Security Prevention Alone Is Not Enough

Security prevention has been the predominant philosophy guiding security solutions to date. The premise is that it is possible through defense in depth and multiple layers of security to foil attacks...

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How To Make Server-based Networking Solutions Reliable

How To Make Server-based Networking Solutions Reliable

With the internet being the backbone of modern society, we are extremely dependent on the availability and quality of the internet services provided. The need for availability and quality are addressed...

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Artificial Or Not, The Intelligence Is Here

Artificial Or Not, the Intelligence Is Here

In an age when we are thinking of self-driving cars, computers with senses, virtual reality in gaming and robots gaining ground in industries like health care, it is clear that we are heading...

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The Challenges Of 100g Network Analysis

The Challenges of 100g Network Analysis

With the current data growth and explosion, we are experiencing a growing demand for a transition into higher capacity networks in order to be able to meet with the growing network...

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Key Topics At NFV World Congress 2016

Key Topics at NFV World Congress 2016

I visited the NFV World Congress for the first time last year. It was the year when the ideology of having ‘everything’ in software (SW) was the main topic and if one dared to ask if hardware...

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Using FPGA Or NPU Technology For NFV

Using FPGA or NPU Technology for NFV

When the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) work started back in 2012 one of the fundamental motivating factors behind the NFV technology was the strong desire to move away...

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Are We Solving Micro-problems And Creating Macro-problems In NFV?

Are We Solving Micro-problems and Creating Macro-problems in NFV?

What a difference a year makes! At Mobile World Congress 2015, NFV was one of the catchwords of the conference. Every self-respecting vendor had something to say about NFV...

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Impressions From OFC 2016

Impressions from OFC 2016

The annual highlight in the optical business is the OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) Conference, this year held in Los Angeles, California with 580 exhibiting companies and more...

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Packet Capture The Complete Source To The Truth

Packet Capture the Complete Source To the Truth

In a world where cybercrime is constantly increasing and the question is no longer, if you get hacked but more likely when you get hacked, organizations are continuously trying...

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RSA 2016 Lots Of Hits And Some Minor Misses

RSA 2016 Lots of Hits and Some Minor Misses

Last week, I attended my very first RSA conference in San Francisco. As any first-timer, I also attended the event with a lot of expectations and anticipations, hoping to get an insight...

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My Key Take-aways From Mobile World Congress 2016

My Key Take-aways from Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is an event well known to anyone within the telecom and mobile industry. This year, I attended the event for the fourth consecutive year and...

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Big Data, IoT And The Enterprise Central Nervous System

Big Data, IoT and the Enterprise Central Nervous System

Perhaps one of the most discussed topics today is Internet of Things (IoT) and each time this topic comes up, the scope and extent of what it encompasses seems to increase...

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Smarter Data Delivery

In the recent market survey we performed with Heavy Reading called “The Future of Network Appliances,” we were surprised to see the rapid growth in 100G adoption, not only...

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