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News Article | December 12, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

— The global data center network infrastructure market analyst says data is growing at an exponential rate. Many organizations are replacing traditional network infrastructure with the moderns such as 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE and 50GbE switches to gain the ability to scale in real-time as the business demands increases. Only hardware appliance is not enough to scale; it is also important that enterprises adopt the best software that interfaces with the hardware to provide higher performance. Complete report on data center network infrastructure market spread across 81 pages, analyzing 6 major companies and providing 30 data exhibits are now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/779211-global-data-center-network-infrastructure-market-2016-2020.html The following companies are the key players in the global data center network infrastructure market: Arista Networks, Brocade Communications, Cisco, Juniper Networks, HPE, and Dell. Other prominent vendors in the market are: A10 Networks, Agema Systems, Allied Telesis, Array Network, Avago Technologies, Avaya , Black Box Network Services, Check Point Software , Citrix, Edgecore Networks, Ericsson, Extreme Networks, F5 networks, Fortinet, Fujitsu, H3C Group, Huawei, Lenovo, Mellanox Technologies, Moxa, NEC, NETGEAR, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Penguin Computing, PLANET Technology, Plexi Network, PLUMgrid, QCT (Quanta Computer), QLogic, Riverbed (Thoma Bravo), Silver Peak, Super Micro Computer, and Telco Systems According to the data center network infrastructure market report, the development of advanced technologies such as cloud-based services and big data analytics has fueled the demand for data centers globally. Currently, developed countries are the largest markets for data center operations. However, the number of data centers in developing countries has increased considerably, which is fueling the adoption of Ethernet switch and router products in these countries. Networks infrastructure such as Ethernet switches, routers, storage networking, and other appliances namely, WAN optimization and firewall play a vital role in the operation of data centers with regard to the availability of resources to the end-users without latency. TOrder a copy of Global Data Center Network Infrastructure Market 2016-2020 report @ http://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=779211 The data center network infrastructure market in the Americas dominated the global market with a market share of almost 48%. The high growth rate of the market in the region is attributable to the rising investments made on data center construction and renewable energy sources for data center operations. The data center network infrastructure market in APAC accounted for around 24% of the global market. The market has high potential for growth owing to the rising significance of data center operations among large enterprises and government agencies in countries across APAC. Global Data Center Network Infrastructure Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global data center network infrastructure market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue obtained from components such as network switches, routers, storage networking and others (application delivery controller, WAN optimization, and firewall appliances). Further data center network infrastructure market report states that the deployment of network infrastructure that are capable of offering higher performance and availability has increased. These network infrastructures act as a bridge between the servers running application and end-users. The built-in hardware and software security of these switches are important to safeguard them from violation. About Us: ReportsnReports.com is your single source for all market research needs. Our database includes 500,000+ market research reports from over 100+ leading global publishers & in-depth market research studies of over 5000 micro markets. With comprehensive information about the publishers and the industries for which they publish market research reports, we help you in your purchase decision by mapping your information needs with our huge collection of reports. For more information, please visit http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/779211-global-data-center-network-infrastructure-market-2016-2020.html%20


News Article | October 31, 2016
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

The global network function virtualization market analysts say OSS refers to specialized software through which a telecom network supports various components within the system such as network operations, service management, and provisioning services whereas BSS refers to software that handles tasks such as customer support processes, billing services, order management, and fraud management. These systems support in streamlining operations and implementing service fulfilment. Complete report on network function virtualization market spread across 77 pages, analyzing 8 major companies and providing 37 data exhibits now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/729192-global-network-function-virtualization-market-2016-2020.html. The analysts forecast global network function virtualization market to grow at a CAGR of 32.88% during the period 2016-2020. According to the network function virtualization market report, SDN is an evolving network architecture in which the network control and the forwarding plane are decoupled and can be programmed directly. This transfer of control from specific network devices to manageable computing devices simplifies the management of network infrastructure in an enterprise environment. SDN provides control to enterprise business operations through a single logical point, simplifying network design and operation. The Americas accounted for majority of the network function virtualization market shares and will continue to lead the market during the forecast period. The region is witnessing a significant move from proof of concepts to commercial deployment of NFV by the telecom operators, which will drive the network function virtualization market growth. Leading telecom operators such as AT&T, Telefónica, Verizon, and CenturyLink are deploying NFV and SDN technologies in areas that can yield higher ROI. The migration to 5G will drive the requirement of deploying NFV and SDN. The software segment was the major revenue contributing segment in network function virtualization market. The increase in deployment of virtualized software among enterprise data centers such as cloud service providers (CSPs) and internet service providers (ISPs) will result in the growth of the market. Adoption of NFV eliminates the use of hardware appliance by replacing the latter with virtual software. The software that is included in NFV architecture is NFVI and virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) software. The deployment of this virtualized software will grow among enterprise data centres such as cloud service providers (CSPs) and internet service providers (ISPs). The following companies are the key players in the global network function virtualization market: Brocade Communication Systems, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Huawei Technologies, Nokia, and VMware Other prominent vendors in the market are: 6WIND, A10 Networks, Affirmed Networks, Allot Communications, Amdocs, ASTRI, Broadcom, Canonical's Ubuntu, Ciena (Blue Planet), Citrix, Dell, F5 Networks, Fortinet, Fujitsu, GENBAND, Intel, IP Infusion, Ixia, Metaswitch Networks, Mirantis, NEC and Netcracker, NFWare, OneAccess Networks, Oracle, PacketLogic, Palo Alto Networks, PLUMgrid, Quali Systems, Radware. Red Hat, Sonus Networks, Telco Systems, Trend Micro, VeloCloud, Wind River, and ZTE. Order a copy of Global Network Function Virtualization Market 2016-2020 report @ http://www.reportsnreports.com/purchase.aspx?name=729192. Global Network Function Virtualization Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue obtained from components such as NFV virtualization software and NFV IT infrastructure and services. Another related report is Global Software-Defined Networking Market 2016-2020, growing demand for advanced services will be one of the key drivers spurring market growth. Enterprises worldwide are expanding their business reach to gain competitive advantages in the market. The increase in business activities requires organizations to deploy infrastructure services at a rapid pace. Browse complete report @ http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/641542-global-software-defined-networking-market-2016-2020.html. Explore other new reports on IT & Telecommunication Market @ http://www.reportsnreports.com/market-research/information-technology/. ReportsnReports.com is your single source for all market research needs. Our database includes 500,000+ market research reports from over 100+ leading global publishers & in-depth market research studies of over 5000 micro markets. With comprehensive information about the publishers and the industries for which they publish market research reports, we help you in your purchase decision by mapping your information needs with our huge collection of reports. Connect With Us on:


News Article | November 7, 2016
Site: www.newsmaker.com.au

The Software Defined Anything (SDx) Industry report provides in-depth analysis of the present scenario and growth prospects considering geographic regions, top vendor analysis, market size, share, dynamics, segmentation by product and application including detail list of exhibits. To calculate the market size, the report considers both the direct revenue and the indirect revenue of the vendors. The global software-defined anything (SDx) market to grow profoundly at a CAGR of more than 32% by 2020. The shift to virtualization is the primary growth driver for this market. Recently, it has been observed that companies are under pressure to replace their existing IT infrastructure with innovative models that can reduce costs significantly. Consequently, companies are increasingly adopting SDx as it provides a lean business model to minimize costs by automating the process control and replacing traditional hardware with software. Browse more detail information about Software Defined Anything (SDx) market report at: http://www.absolutereports.com/global-software-defined-anything-sdx-market-2016-2020-10350853 The need to simplify network management systems will drive the prospects for market growth during the forecast period. Since network management in organizations is a complex system, many firms are adopting software-defined networking solutions to instill agility and simplicity and reduce the total cost of ownership. With the help of software-defined networking solutions, firms can reap the benefits of reduced network provisioning time, simplified network environment, reduced service costs, and enhanced network management efficiency. In this market, the vendors are consistently investing in the development of SDx technology due to the rapid increase in demand for software-defined solutions from clients and other customers in the market. Due to the high level of competition this market, many vendors are now focusing on acquiring small companies as it will help them to increase their product portfolio and virtualization offerings. Other prominent vendors in the market include 6Wind, Arista Networks, Avaya 0, Big Switch Networks, Brocade, DataCore, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, NEC, NetApp, Nexenta, Pertino, Pivot3, Plexxi, PLUMgrid, and SwiftStack. Get a PDF Sample of Software Defined Anything (SDx)Market Research Report at: http://www.absolutereports.com/enquiry/request-sample/10350853 Segmentation by technology and analysis of the SDx market The market research analysts have estimated the SDN segment to be the fastest growing market segment during the predicted period. The recent increase in the incorporation of SDN in both public and private sectors due to growing demand for Big Data, BYOD, and cloud computing technologies will lead to the augmented demand for SDN technology during the forecast period. The Software Defined Anything (SDx) Market is divided into the following segments based on geography: • Americas • APAC • EMEA In this market study, analysts have estimated the Americas to be the largest growing market segment during the estimated period. The growing adoption of SDS technology by the North American firms to enhance their business process and efficiency will lead to the high growth of this market segment during the forecast period. In the end, the report makes some important proposals for a new project of Software Defined Anything (SDx) Industry before evaluating its feasibility. Overall, the report provides an in-depth insight of Global Software Defined Anything (SDx) Market 2016-2020 industry covering all important parameters. Have any query? ask our expert @ http://www.absolutereports.com/enquiry/pre-order-enquiry/10350853 Key questions answered in this Software Defined Anything (SDx) Market 2016-2020 report • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market trends? • What is driving this market? • What are the challenges to market growth? • Who are the key vendors in this market space? • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors? Get Discount on Software Defined Anything (SDx)Market Research Report at: http://www.absolutereports.com/enquiry/request-discount/10350853 Absolute Reports is an upscale platform to help key personnel in the business world in strategizing and taking visionary decisions based on facts and figures derived from in depth market research. We are one of the top report resellers in the market, dedicated towards bringing you an ingenious concoction of data parameters.


News Article | December 15, 2016
Site: www.marketwired.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, announces Doky has become a Gold member of The Linux Foundation. Doky is an online-based operating system, providing unique features such as a seamless cloud collaboration and storage solution and a quickly growing, fully integrated set of virtual desktop apps. Doky calls its service "fluid computing." Doky offers a free web and mobile platform that can replace the functions of a local computer, allowing users to access their desktop, data, tabs and more securely from any computer, anywhere, anytime. Gold membership with The Linux Foundation will enable Doky to leverage The Linux Foundation's experience and expertise to further increase their contributions to open source. The company already contributes to open source projects such as Docker and Node.js, in addition to offering full Linux support for its cloud computing offering. "It is fantastic that Doky has come aboard The Linux Foundation as a Gold member, one of our highest levels of supporter," said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. "Open source continues to encourage and drive innovation, and Doky's offerings are a perfect example of the positive loop created by open source projects leading to new products." "Open source is at the core of what we do, so becoming a Gold member of The Linux Foundation is one way we are giving back to and supporting the community," said Francesco Tripepi, founder and CEO of Doky. "By further collaborating with open source cloud projects, we hope to improve those projects, and make our own products better in the process. We also realize the power of our platform and impact it can have on one of our passion themes: education. We are in the process of establishing the Doky Foundation which offers a free platform for 'education in need.' We partnered with Pledge1% and will announce more on this topic in 2017." Gold membership is the second-highest membership tier at The Linux Foundation and demonstrates a significant commitment and investment in open source. Gold members of The Linux Foundation include Citrix, eBay, EMC, Facebook, Google, Hitachi, Mazda, NetApp, Panasonic, PLUMgrid, Renesas, Seagate, SUSE, Symantec, Toshiba, Toyota and Verizon Terremark. The full roster of The Linux Foundation's members can be accessed here: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/members. To learn more about Linux Foundation membership or to join the organization, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/members/join. About The Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org. The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage.


The method includes receiving, by a data plane definition language compiler, a first data plane definition describing customized functionality of a data plane of a first network application, and compiling the data plane definition to generate a first set of customized data processing modules and a program interface that allows a control plane of the network application to access the first set of customized data processing modules. The method also includes loading the first set of customized data processing modules into a data plane container, wherein the network application is executed via a network operating system, and wherein, upon execution of the network application the customized data processing module causes the data plane container of the network application to process packets differently than prior to loading the customized data processing module in the data plane container.


A method for network storage by receiving, by a storage compiler, a first storage definition from a storage application developer, where the first storage definition describes a customized storage implementation for storing data in an abstraction of at least one physical storage device, compiling the first storage definition to generate a first customized storage implementation module, and loading the first customized storage implementation module into an IO engine. The first customized storage implementation module causes data to be stored in the at least one physical storage device differently than prior to loading the first customized storage implementation module in the IO engine.


A method for monitoring network conditions by receiving a first condition definition describing a first network condition to be monitored in a network and an activation definition, determining a network topology of the network, and compiling the first condition definition to generate a first data plane component, a first control plane component, and an activation component. The method also includes deploying the first data plane component into a data plane of the network, where the data plane component captures and synthesizes a first stream of network events to generate a first modified stream of network events. The method also includes deploying the control plane component into a network operating system for the network. The control plane component receives and correlates the first modified stream of network events. The method also includes deploying an activation component that, upon receiving the correlated stream of events, initiates the activation definition.


News Article | August 16, 2015
Site: techcrunch.com

The Linux Foundation and PLUMgrid today announced an alliance of hardware manufacturers, Linux distribution vendors and others that aims to advance Linux networking and virtualization for modern data centers. Other partners in this alliance include Barefoot Networks, Broadcom, Canonical, Cavium, Cisco, Huawei, Intel, and SUSE. The project will be based on PLUMgrid’s existing IO Visor technology, which the company is donating to the project. The Linux Foundation will offer additional support. The trend in compute, storage and networking is toward virtualization, and PLUMgrid argues that I/O and networking subsystems need to keep up, especially when it comes to Internet of Things applications. In PLUMgrid’s view, the trend toward delivering network functions as virtual appliances — as opposed to expensive single-purpose hardware routers and switches — creates performance and scale bottlenecks because, the company argues, these virtual appliances weren’t built to easily scale with demand. “As a company that actively supports a number of open source projects, we believe that open sourcing IO Visor through a community hosted with the Linux Foundation was in the best interests of not only our company, but of everyone dependent upon agile and highly performant cloud technologies at scale,” said PLUMgrid founder and CTO Pere Monclus. That all sounds pretty abstract, but the idea here is to build the IO Visor into every server in the data center to create a virtual network. The visor then works with PLUMgrid’s Director service to create the data layers that connect all of these networks according to the developers’ needs. “This collaboration is critically important as virtualization is putting more demands on flexibility, performance and security,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “Open source software and collaborative development are the ingredients for addressing massive change in any industry. IO Visor will provide the essential framework for this work on Linux virtualization and networking.”


News Article | August 18, 2015
Site: www.computerworld.in

BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users around the world could be tricked into participating in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, amplifying the malicious traffic generated by attackers by up to 50 times. BitTorrent applications used by hundreds of millions of users around the world could be tricked into participating in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, amplifying the malicious traffic generated by attackers by up to 50 times. DDoS reflection is a technique that uses IP (Internet Protocol) address spoofing to trick a service to send responses to a third-party computer instead of the original sender. It can be used to hide the source of malicious traffic. The technique can typically be used against services that communicate over the User Datagram Protocol (UDP), because unlike the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), UDP does not perform handshakes and therefore source IP address validation. This means an attacker can send a UDP packet with a forged header that specifies someone else's IP address as the source, causing the service to send the response to that address. Over the past two years, attackers have abused UDP-based protocols like the Domain Name System (DNS), the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to launch record-breaking DDoS attacks with bandwidths of up to 400Gbps. Four researchers from City University London, Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences in Friedberg, Germany and cloud networking firm PLUMgrid, analyzed the protocols used by popular BitTorrent clients and found that they could also be abused for DDoS reflection and amplification. In a paper presented last week at the 9th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '15) the researchers showed how popular programs like uTorrent, Vuze or the BitTorrent Mainline client can help attackers amplify DDoS traffic by up to 50 times. BitTorrent Sync (BTSync), which is a separate protocol designed for peer-to-peer file synchronization, can be exploited for an amplification factor of up to 120. Even less popular BitTorrent clients with smaller market shares like Transmission or LibTorrent are vulnerable, but their amplification factor is considerably lower -- 4 percent and 5 percent respectively -- the researchers said. Exploiting BitTorrent protocols for DDoS amplification is in many ways more efficient than exploiting DNS or NTP. That's because there is a relatively small number of vulnerable DNS or NTP servers available on the Internet, but there are tens of millions of computers running vulnerable BitTorrent programs. Moreover, DNS and NTP typically use a fixed port number so it's easy to filter malicious traffic over those protocols. But BitTorrent uses dynamic port ranges, so detecting and blocking an attack requires specialized firewalls capable of performing deep packet inspection, the researchers said. Furthermore, attackers could exploit a BitTorrent protocol extension called Message Stream Encryption (MSE), which is supported by most BitTorrent clients and is designed to encrypt the traffic. DDoS amplification using MSE would be even harder to filter, the researchers said. There are several types of countermeasures that could be implemented to prevent such attacks, according to the researchers. One requires ISPs to implement recommended security practices like network ingress filtering to prevent IP spoofing in general. According to the Spoofer Project, which tracks how many networks allow IP spoofing on the Internet, about 24 percent of publicly routed IP address prefixes in the world can currently be spoofed. Another countermeasure would be to implement a TCP-like, three-way handshake in the Micro Transport Protocol (uTP) that is currently used by most BitTorrent clients. However, this would be a significant change that would require a long adoption time and would create incompatibility with older clients. Finally, BitTorrent programs could limit the messages that they include in their first uTP packet to one, which some clients already do. This wouldn't prevent the attack, but would reduce the amplification factor to around 4 or 5, the researchers said.


News Article | August 17, 2015
Site: www.eweek.com

The Linux Foundation kicked off its LinuxCon event with the announcement of new efforts that will build on the promise of open-source collaboration. SEATTLE—The Linux Foundation's annual LinuxCon USA event started here today, with a trio of announcements that could help propel the mainframe, networking and storage worlds forward: the official announcement of the Open Mainframe Project, led by IBM; the IO visor networking project from PLUMgrid; and the Kinetic storage project, which benefits from code contributions from Seagate. "What companies are realizing is that open source is a great way to develop software, and they understand the economics," Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, told eWEEK. "They put a dollar in, and they get $10 of research and development out. That's a powerful incentive for people to participate in these projects." The Open Mainframe Project is of interest to Zemlin, who noted that his father was a mainframe programmer. Zemlin said that IBM has been seeing growth in demand for Linux on the mainframe, which is the driver for the new project. In addition to the project, IBM is launching a pair of new dedicated Linux mainframes, dubbed the LinuxONE Emperor and the LinuxONE Rockhopper. The Emperor system is a Linux optimized version of the z13 mainframe, which IBM announced in January, while the Rockhopper is based on the bc12 mainframe. For the IO visor project, the Linux Foundation is adding a new layer to its list of networking efforts. The Linux Foundation today helps operate the OpenDaylight software-defined networking (SDN) and Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) projects.When it makes sense to integrate something into an existing project, the Linux Foundation will do that, but in other cases, it seeks to maintain unique projects on their own, which is the case with IO visor, Zemlin said.The IO visor technology is a virtualized I/O engine that allows for programmable network functions to be created on demand at run time within virtualized network domains. The IO Visor project within the Linux Foundation already has the support of multiple vendors, including Broadcom, Cisco and Intel. The new Kinetic project is also unique within the Linux Foundation as a bare-metal, block-storage effort and has the support of Cisco, Dell, Red Hat and Seagate. The Kinetic technology was originally created by Seagate. "We are proud to be partnering with the Linux Foundation on the Kinetic project, as we believe that this technology is the next great step in the evolution of massively scaled-out storage," Rocky Pimentel, president, global markets and customers, at Seagate, said in a statement . "By aligning the Kinetic project with our partners under the Linux Foundation, the project now has strong validation within the industry and shows Seagate's support of open-source technologies in providing solutions to the most challenging problems of data storage." While the Linux Foundation is hosting the new projects, Zemlin aims to make sure that everyone understands what role the Linux Foundation plays. The Linux Foundation is an enabler of open-source development, helping fund multiple efforts, including travel funding for Linux and open-source developers to attend conferences, Zemlin said. The Linux Foundation also is helping improve the security of the Internet as a whole with the Let's Encrypt effort that aims to make encryption easier to deploy. Additionally, the efforts of the Linux Foundation-backed Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) are helping boost security. Overall, the work is made possible by the developers who write and contribute code, Zemlin said, adding that it is the role of the Linux Foundation to enable developers. "We want to tell people there is tremendously great work going on here, and it makes the open-source community better and it makes the world better," he said. Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist

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