Friday 30 November 2018

Tasty SYN-SYN-ACKs: Juniper gobbles HTBASE, ADTRAN's Oz NBN win and more

Plus standards news from ETSI, 3GPP

Networks roundup  Juniper Networks has announced it wants to bolster its Contrail enterprise multicloud solutions by chugging down software vendor HTBASE.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

NHS supplier that holds 40 million UK patient records: AWS is our new cloud-based platform

EMIS upgrade will punt GP system into the fluffy stuff

One of the NHS's major suppliers is upgrading its GP records system and moving millions of patient data to Amazon's cloud.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Thursday 29 November 2018

Stats model: UK small biz overpays for stealth mobile plans

Obscurity hides margin, so we called in the CMA – comparison bods

Business mobile plans are notorious for their complexity and obscurity, so if you're a UK SME, how do you know if you're being ripped off?…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users

Wonderful, wonderful

It is OneDrive's turn to get a beating with the stick of fail as the service took a tumble this morning.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Huawei gets the Kiwi 'yeah nah'* as NZ joins the Chinese kit-ban club

Doubt cast on Spark's 5G build, despite minister saying ban isn't really a ban

Reports emerging from New Zealand suggest local carrier Spark has been blocked from buying Huawei kit for its 5G rollout. The Kiwi national security minister, however, has given the report a lukewarm denial.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Nutanix uses quarterly results to spill its multi-cloud future beans

From hyper-converged infrastructure appliances to a multi-cloud hypervisor

It's been a busy Wednesday for Nutanix: a new tie-up with tier-two vendor Juniper Networks, the general availability of the Xi Cloud services confirmed, and deepening losses in its latest financial figures.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Amazon's self-driving AI robo-car – THE TRUTH (it's a few inches in size)

Cloud cash cow expands its menu with accelerator chip, machine learning stuff, and more

re:Invent  Rent-a-cloud biz AWS has cooked up a melange of still more AI-oriented bit bundles to serve pay-as-you-go customers, topped with the promise of AI-enhancing hardware and a throwable self-driving car.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Gigabit? More like, you can gigabet the US will fall behind on super-fast broadband access

Fresh report reveals China opening can of whoop-ass

America is going to fall drastically behind the rest of the world, particularly China, when it comes to high-speed broadband internet access, according to a new report.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Tape vendors feel the cold, clammy hand of AWS on their shoulders. Behind them grins the Glacier Deep Archive

Plus on-premises cloud, Windows file systems, and other bits and bytes

re:Invent  A bunker-busting bomb just exploded in the tape business. Amazon today announced during its re:Invent conference in Las Vegas deep cloud archive storage a quarter of the price of its existing Glacier system.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

'Massage parlour' location looks like Amazon stealth-testing secret new wireless network

Happy ending? Nope. Big seller, small cells – report

Evidence suggests Amazon could be pretending to be a massage parlour to avoid attracting attention to a new network it is testing in Silicon Valley, applying for radio permits under a variety of names.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Reckon you can build the next Netflix? AWS has a cloud for you

Amazon's chomps at edges of broadcasters' pies

re:Invent  Media distribution is the next market in AWS's sights at its re:Invent conference, with the announcement of a media "ingestion and distribution" service, another step in monetising the company's global network for on-cloud customer traffic.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Come buy our kick-aaS products! Pretty please, says HPE boss man Neri

No big surprises in CEO's keynote

HPE Discover 2018  HPE chief exec Antonio Neri reckons what the corporate world really wants is to have a nice cloud "experience," which is an interesting way of saying "please, please, buy our cloud-as-a-service".…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Tuesday 27 November 2018

It doesn't work with Docker, K8s right now, but everyone's going nuts anyway for AWS's Firecracker microVMs

If it's good enough for Lambda and Fargate, it's probably good enough for you

re:Invent  Pay-or-else compute biz AWS lit the fuse for Firecracker, the virtualization technology it uses to power its serverless Lambda offering and its Fargate managed container contrivance.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Amazon's homegrown 2.3GHz 64-bit Graviton processor was very nearly an AMD Arm CPU

A little bit of history and a little more info on customized SoC

re:Invent  Amazon Web Services' customized Graviton processor, revealed this week, was very nearly an Arm-based chip from AMD, The Register has learned.…

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We all fall together. Azure MFA takes a tumble for the second week running

Microsoft and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

In a touching show of solidarity with its Exchange Online cousin, Microsoft’s Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) service has fallen over and is struggling to get back up. Again.…

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Linux lobby org joins with RISC-V bods to promote open chip spec

Two foundations find common cause promoting in populist processor plan

The Linux Foundation, the non-profit funded by for-profit tech firms to promote the open source operating system, has begun working with the RISC-V Foundation, another non-profit backed by well-heeled companies, to encourage adoption of the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA).…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

AWS will keep your traffic on-cloud – for a fee, of course

Also: Transit Gateways and big bandwidth for C5 instances

re:Invent  Earlier this month we covered ThousandEyes' report into cloud networking performance, in which the metrics outfit observed that Amazon offloads cloud traffic from its network at the first opportunity, compared to competitors like Google.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Microsoft suffers the Tuesday shakes as Exchange Online continues to be wobbly for UK users

Issue addressed for the many, but what of the few and their precious Outlook inboxes?

Microsoft's on-again, off-again relationship with the Outlook clients of UK Office 365 subscribers has entered its second day, and some users found themselves still unable to access their email.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Capita seeks new networking chief: Up for it?

Outgoing head congratulated for role in division's transformation

Capita is looking for a new networks chief.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

A rumble in Amazon's jungle: AWS now rents out homegrown 64-bit Arm server processors

A1 'Graviton' instances available right now, can work out cheaper than x86 virtual machines

re:Invent  Amazon has designed its own Arm server processors, dubbed Graviton, and is right now renting them out on AWS.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Telstra told by regulator to keep copper for an extra five years

Competition needs come first

Australia's competition watchdog has announced the regime that regulates Telstra's copper network should remain in place until at least 2024.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Roll up, roll up, HPE's composable infra charabanc is coming

Is your IT department full of monsters? HPE seems to think so

HPE Discover 2018  HPE is updating its wares to reduce the skill level needed to deploy its so-called composable infrastructure. That's its fancy term for pools of networking, storage, and compute resources, all managed as one platform through software and automation, and not necessarily all on-premises. It looks like hyperconverged infrastructure if you squint enough.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Microsoft reveals terrible trio of bugs that knocked out Azure, Office 362.5 multi-factor auth logins for 14 hours

Breakdown in MFA's cache, response, and event handling all contributed to TITSUP

Microsoft has delivered its postmortem report detailing the failures that led to unlucky folks being unable to log into its cloud services for 14 hours last week.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Monday 26 November 2018

Openreach names 81 lucky locations to be plugged into its super-zippy Gfast pipe

Take a look up the railtrack, from Barking to Faversham

UK fibre flinger Openreach has announced plans to bring its ultrafast broadband service to another 81 locations, thanks in part to the joy of Gfast.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Office 365 Exchange enjoys a less than manic Monday. Users? Not so much

Microsoft has a post-weekend problem

Happy Monday, everyone! Microsoft is apparently celebrating this made-up Cyber Monday "holiday" by giving Office 365 users a break from all that pesky email, with Exchange services currently still out of whack.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Friday 23 November 2018

Mobile networks are killing Wi-Fi for speed around the world

And that means smartphones will need to get smarter

Ofcom's top tech bod, Mansoor Hanif, recently gave the Wi-Fi industry a roasting, telling them to shape up to 5G or face sliding into irrelevance. New network data from around the world shows that slide has already begun.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Lush scrubs its card-processing servers squeaky clean

Cash-only Thursday as soap seller's tills go TITSUP*

Soapnotes  Lush, high street peddler of lotions and potions for the pampered, lost the ability to perform card transactions yesterday due to a bath bomb dropped in the server room.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Black(out) Friday for HSBC: iOS and Android banking apps on the fritz

Christmas soon, probably best you don't look anyway

UK customers of HSBC hoping to check their balances before heading to the pub for a Friday beverage or eight found themselves out of luck today.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Excuses, excuses: Furious MPs probe banking TITSUPs*

*Terrible IT Threatens Services, Users, Pound

MPs have stuck a probe in banking IT crises after an "astonishing" number of failures, saying "measly apologies and hollow words" aren't good enough.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Thursday 22 November 2018

Cisco snaps up Brit networking software bods Ensoft

From main customer to owner

Cisco is buying UK software house Ensoft for an undisclosed sum. The Harpenden-based outfit’s speciality is software for enterprise-grade routers and networking equipment.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Holograms to Match of the Day: Huawei shindig shows 5G is still playing all things to all people

But whatever, you can expect phones next year

Roundup  After years of interminable waffle, 5G is almost upon us, and Huawei wants to tell us what works – and what must wait. At this stage, the wrinkles are as valuable as the milestones, because 5G is a vast smorgasbord of different technologies and aspirations.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

TalkTalk's £1.5bn 3-million home fibre broadband hopes on ice for now

FibreNation might exist but the expected sack of cash is yet to be announcned

TalkTalk's 3 million-home fibre splurge now has a name – FibreNation – but can no longer say it has £1.5bn at its disposal for the venture.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Oracle sued by app sales rep: I made tens of millions for Larry, then fired for being neither young nor male – claim

Women harassed, driven out while worse performing men keep jobs, lawsuit claims

A former Oracle application sales rep is suing the database giant, alleging gender and age discrimination, sexual harassment, and violations of US labor laws after being fired.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

A 5G day may come when the courage of cable and DSL fails ... but it is not this day

Tech issues and rivalries can slow this down

Analysis  5G has the potential to make cable and DSL as antiquated and pointless as using a horse and a cart to drive to the supermarket. And it's already here.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

UK's national Airwave terminal procurement framework awarded to Motorola and Sepura

Emergency services need Tetra devices for at least three more years thanks to 4G delays

Motorola Solutions and Sepura are to build a centrally managed procurement framework for the UK's radio network, Airwave.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

As losses narrow, nbn™ says business will drive growth in ARPU (that'll be how much it extracts from each punter)

Oz broadband network-builder quarterly revenue bests half-billion mark

The outfit building Australia's National Broadband Network has outlined how it plans to achieve the per-user revenue mix that underpins its eventual profitability.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Monday 19 November 2018

Microsoft confirms: We fixed Azure by turning it off and on again. PS: Office 362 is still borked

Redmond battles TITSUP multi-factor auth logins (yes, that's Total Inability To Support Users' Passcodes)

Microsoft appears to be recovering from a particularly bad case of the Mondays that left many of its cloud service users unable to use multi-factor authentication.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Using a VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your personal data to President Xi?

Majority of sketchy free apps can be traced to China, study finds

Many popular VPN apps are sketchy Chinese operations with dubious privacy policies, according to research.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Azure goes super-secure by borking multi-factor authentication in Europe and Asia

Microsoft's cloudy service finds Mondays just as hard as the rest of us

Happy Monday, everyone! Azure Multi-Factor Authentication is struggling, meaning that some users with the functionality enabled are now super secure. And, er, locked out.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Friday 16 November 2018

Amazon tries to ruin infosec world's fastest-growing cottage industry (finding data-spaffing S3 storage buckets)

AWS comes up with blanket policies to smother public-facing cloud silos

Amazon Web Services is taking steps to halt the epidemic of data leaks caused by the S3 cloud buckets it hosts from being accidentally left wide open to the internet by customers.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Pick three people you think will replace Google Cloud CEO Greene, then forget them – because it's Thomas Kurian

Ex-Oracle man gets top job as another experienced woman exec quits web ads titan

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene has quit the online ads giant, and will be replaced by ex-Oracle executive Thomas Kurian.…

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The week in networking? It's SD-WAN all the way down

Also: Huawei cloud lands in Africa, Nokia OpenStack, Cisco Nexus BIOS bugs

Riverbed made two announcements covering its SteelHead SD-WAN solution this week – a bunch of enhancements, and subscription pricing options.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Oracle snaffles up a chunk of SD-WAN market with Talari Networks buyout

As shareholders sign off on Big Red's big pay packet for first time in seven years

Oracle is to slurp up software-defined WAN provider Talari Networks for an undisclosed sum.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

EE, Virgin Media hit with £13.3m fine: Squeezing users for fees for early contract termination not OK

EE: We're sorry, Ofcom. Virgin: Why, that's... unjustified and disproportionate!

The UK's comms watchdog claims to have slapped a £13.3m penalty on EE and Virgin Media for fleecing customers who wanted to exit their broadband or mobile phone contracts before they were due to expire.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Brits shun country life over phone not-spot fears

Says company that sells switching services

Millions of Britons unwilling to be parted from their urban broadband and not-too-shabby mobile phone reception are shunning rural living, according to a survey.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Thursday 15 November 2018

5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1... Runty-birds are go: 12,000+ internet-beaming mini-satellites OK'd by USA

FCC signs off on broadband-in-space plans, plus connections to Europe's GPS

America's broadband and telly regulator, the FCC, today approved a vast expansion in satellite networks around Earth.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Red Hat talks upgrades and bare metal with its new OpenStack Platform

Just don't mention those three Big Blue letters, OK?

Red Hat used this week's OpenStack Summit to announce the impending arrival of its OpenStack Platform 14. We had a chat with Red Hat's Nick Barcet about cadence, Kubernetes, and most definitely not IBM.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

HPE Aruba's 510 line of campus routers support 802.11ax. Which in plain English is Wi-Fi 6, duh

Of course they've crammed some AI in there too

HPE Aruba today released a line of wireless routers supporting next year's 802.11ax/Wi-Fi 6 standard – and then immediately sullied them by applying the AI marketing buzzword.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Openreach v Ofcom dark fibre legal bill bounced back to Competition Appeal Tribunal

Court of Appeal rules it's wrong to assume regulator should pony up for cases it loses

The Court of Appeal has ruled that legal costs from BT Openreach's dark fibre bunfight against UK telcos will be reconsidered by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Oracle's JEDI mind-meld doesn't work on Uncle Sam's auditors: These are not the govt droids you are looking for

Federation snubs Larry Ellison's bid to break up $10bn winner-takes-all contract

Oracle's bid to halt the Pentagon's JEDI $10bn winner-takes-all cloud IT contract has been turned down.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?

Ok, we have Amazon. Anyone else?

Analysis  If regulators ever do get around to reining in the ecommerce steamroller that is Amazon, this week's announcement of his new headquarters may be the spark.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Wednesday 14 November 2018

'My entire company is without comms': Gamma's Horizon cloud PBX goes DOWN

Great hulk of a system not working after 'emergency works'...

Biz broadband comms provider - in name at least today - Gamma is suffering from web wobbles this morning, reportedly across the UK, as customers can’t access its Horizon service.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Empire state of mind: NYC scatters palm leaves for Bezos' cloudy web shop juggernaut

Landmark lit up in orange, New Yorkers underwhelmed

New York's finest building* has turned orange to welcome Amazon to town.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Oi! Not encrypting RPC traffic? IETF bods would like to change that

RPC over TLS: you know it makes sense

An Internet Engineering Task Force group has turned its attention to how Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) travel over the internet, and decided a bit of (easy) encryption is in order.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Ethernet patent inventor given permission to question validity of his own patent

Well, if anyone knows if he fudged it, it would be him

The inventor of two patents that covers Ethernet switching products has been given permission to question the validity of his own invention.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

OK Google, what is African ISP Main One, and how did it manage to route your traffic into China through Russia?

Sub cable biz raises hand, 'fesses up to causing BGP hijack drama

Monday's prolonged Google cloud and websites outage was triggered by a botched network update by a West Africa telco, it is claimed.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Cloud zeta: Google's data-transfer boxen hit beta in Europe

Rival AWS fluffs US govt cloud, pops up in Italy

Playing catch-up with AWS and Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud has pulled the EU dust covers off its cloud onboarding appliance.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

New appliances from Cisco aim to make branch SD-WAN easier

Optimised Office 365 performance also on cards

Cisco has claimed to be "bringing intent-based networking into every domain", the latest being branch offices which need software-defined WAN capabilities and security.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

NBN satellite user waiting for extra gigabytes? Keep waiting

Relief is coming next year, CEO promises

Remote Aussies getting their broadband from nbn™'s SkyMuster satellites have been promised a bit of bandwidth relief, with the company deciding to bundle some 'net traffic for free.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

France: Let's make the internet safer. America, Russia, China: Let's go with 'no' on that

Blighty, Germany, Australia also missing from 'Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace'

America has aligned with China and Russia to scupper a France-led initiative to improve the internet's security. However, French president Emmanuel Macron has promised to battle on.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

Clue's in the headline. And more importantly: Will anyone but Cupertino care?

It looks as though Apple's iThings may get 5G connectivity in 2020 – after Intel promised production of its 5G modem will start in the second half of 2019, and ship in the first half of the following year.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

OK Google, why were connections to your cloud hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

BGP attack committed 'grand theft internet'

Breaking  People's connections in the US and elsewhere to Google – including its cloud, YouTube and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in textbook a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking attack.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Friday 9 November 2018

FCC Commissioner slams San Jose mayor for not approving 5G cells… then slams him for approving them

I'm best, you're worst, cries telecoms watchdog man

If you ever had any doubt that the triumvirate of FCC Commissioners – the Pai Men – who decide America's federal telecoms policy are always right, it was confirmed Friday.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

In the cloud, Mumbai is a long way from Asia

Net metrics collectors ping performance pain points in a multi-cloud world

Sending packets from Singapore to Mumbai over AWS? Fetch a coffee, the latency is horrible – according to cloud performance data released yesterday.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Bloodbath as Broadcom slashes through CA Technologies personnel

I liked it so much, I bought the company – and fired 40 per cent, 2,000, of its US staff

Broadcom has confirmed to The Register that staff have been axed in its just-acquired CA Technologies business, though declined to reveal numbers.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Master of Arris: Network giant CommScope downloads broadband modem biz for $7.4bn

Brace for cost, job cutting in the aftermath

Network infrastructure giant CommScope has decided to buy some growth, shelling out US$7.4bn (£5.67bn) for broadband and video gear slinger Arris International.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Thursday 8 November 2018

In news that will shock absolutely no one, America's cellphone networks throttle vids, strangle rival Skype

Net neutrality probe finds it's not the end of the world, though

Analysis  US cellphone networks are all throttling video to some extent, providing lower-quality stream to their customers, and some are purposefully undermining Skype as an alternative to their services.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Abu Dhabi drops sack of cash into UK broadband challenger Hyperoptic

How much? They won't say – but they now have a board seat

The Abu Dhabi government has taken a minority stake in alternative Brit broadband bods Hyperoptic through its state-run investment firm.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

VMware and Lenovo are about to hit go-go on Project Dimension beta

Software-defined, hybrid cloud components, sold as-a-service that's delivered on-prem? WTF?

VMware and Lenovo intend to run beta tests of Project Dimension from next month – think of it as VMware's infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that runs on a customer's data centre on-premises and at edge locations.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

4G slowcoach Three plans network and IT overhaul to get foot in the door with 5G

The future's... made of ... virtual insanity

Hutchison's Three UK has detailed an ambitious network and IT overhaul as it paves the ground for 5G.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Qualcomm: Welp, there's a $5bn-ish Apple-shaped hole in the books, but at least we have other chip buyers

Chinese mid-tier phone-makers, 5G hype to the rescue

Breaking up is expensive: losing Apple as a customer meant Qualcomm missed out on 50 million cellular modem chipset sales for the latest batch of iPhones, and slipped into a net loss for its fiscal 2018. However, the chip designer insisted the worst is over.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Wednesday 7 November 2018

Six lawsuits against FCC's 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball

Tenth Circuit wins lawsuit lottery over terrible policy

Six lawsuits filed against controversial new 5G rules drawn up by America's communications watchdog have been bundled into one, and will be heard at the Tenth Circuit of Appeals.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Mobile ops and Wi-Fi set to scrap for spectrum in the glorious 5G future

To the death? Not necessarily, but the gloves are off

As the world's boffins prepare to carve up the airwaves again next year, the mobile industry has stepped up the lobbying war over spectrum, fearing a crushing 5G disappointment.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey

Though you get what you pay for, mostly

Brit consumers get a broadband bargain, but pay for it with poorer performance than other European countries.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

SaaSy Salesforce's EMEA arm hands over £5m to Brit taxman

Tax efficient biz makes 1.73 pre-tax profit % on £1.508bn local sales in fiscal '18

Salesforce's European limb last year coughed £5m in tax to the UK government - the business is registered in Blighty - as it made a 1.73 pre-tax profit percentage on a turnover of £1.51bn.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Oracle 'net-watcher agrees, China Telecom is a repeat offender for misdirecting traffic

Network admins really need to mind their MANRS

Oracle has backed claims that China Telecom Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) announcements regularly take internet traffic on an unwanted tour of the Middle Kingdom.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff – several hundred laid off worldwide this week

Switchzilla's Customer Experience division experiences brunt of HR's 'limited restructuring'

Exclusive  Cisco has confirmed to The Register that it has launched a round of layoffs, slashing its Customer Experience (CX) team, after affected staff alerted us to the cuts.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Cisco swings the axe on permanent staff - major layoffs worldwide

Hundreds gone from Switchzilla's Customers Experience division

Exclusive  Cisco has confirmed to The Register that it has launched a round of layoffs, slashing its Customer EXperience team, after some affected staff got in touch with us.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids

No spittin', no cussin', either, Cali judge rules

America's trade watchdog's case against network device maker D-Link will go ahead next January – after a district judge rebuked the two sides for wasting money drawing up and filing demands for summary judgments.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Monday 5 November 2018

Nokia's open SDN, SoC-it-to-me open 'Chiplets', Verisign exits the DDoS protection biz, and more

Quantum boffinry, SS7 acquisition, Arista results

Roundup  Nokia this week announced an SDN-based open optical transport management suite of products for optical transport management, WaveSuite.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Friday 2 November 2018

Cisco firewalls under attack – and there's no patch: Too many SIPs and they drown in data

Denial-of-service flaw exploited by miscreants in the wild, networking kit giant warns

Cisco says miscreants are actively exploiting a SIP vulnerability in its networking gear that it disclosed on Wednesday.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Thursday 1 November 2018

While everyone coos at the promise of 5G, UK network Three asks if it can tempt you with 4G+

Need to up dem data rates

Hutchison's UK network Three has upgraded 2,700 urban sites to support faster 4G data.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

The great and powerful Oz (broadband network): Revs rise, but nbn™'s exec bonuses don't

And competition regulator sees 5G clouds on the horizon

The company building Australia's National Broadband Network turned in what was mostly a dull but worthy set of financials, and it's put something of a squeeze on its executive bonuses.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Cisco chucks its hat into the 400Gbps ring

Low power, low latency, backwards-compatible PHY interfaces, all the buzzwords

Cisco has made its long-awaited entry into the 400G space, today announcing four switches pitched at webscale, high-end enterprise, and service provider customers.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks