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Worth Reading: Macro trends in the tech industry

4 December 2019

The Technology Radar is a snapshot of things that we’ve recently encountered, the stuff that’s piqued our interest. But the act of creating the Radar also means we have a bunch of fascinating discussions that can’t always be captured as blips or themes. Here’s our latest look into what’s happening in the world of software. —Mike Mason

Worth Reading: Managing risks from TLS

4 December 2019

Transport Layer Security Inspection (TLSI), also known as TLS break and inspect, is a security process that allowsenterprises to decrypt traffic, inspect the decrypted content for threats, and then re-encrypt the traffic before it enters orleaves the network. Introducing this capability into an enterprise enhances visibility within boundary security products, butintroduces new risks. These risks, while not inconsequential, do have mitigations.

Worth Reading: The ultimate guide to strong passwords

3 December 2019

Despite recent advances in authentication technologies, traditional passwords are still the way users log into most services. That’s why it’s so tragic that so many people use terrible passwords. According to a recent analysis, 86% of users use passwords that have already been cracked. —Jon Xavier

Worth Reading: Network security is in decline

3 December 2019

For the last 20 years, perimeter security has been a foundational assumption of enterprise IT design. You establish a perimeter with firewalls, monitor it with security appliances, and hope that nothing gets through. —Greg Ferro

Worth Reading: Broadband still growing

2 December 2019

Leichtman Research Group recently released the broadband customer statistics for the third quarter of 2019 for the largest cable and telephone companies. Leichtman compiles most of these numbers from the statistics provided to stockholders other than Cox, which is estimated. —Doug Dawson

Worth Reading: Resilience Engineering

2 December 2019

Most business applications rely on two or more data centers, often configured as primary and backup. Failure testing is supposed to test the complete failure of one of the data centers, verifying that the application can successfully transition to the backup data center in a pre-determined amount of time. Ideally, no application data is lost…

Worth Reading: Kebernetes as a modern day kernel

28 November 2019

When the Kubernetes kitty flaps its wings…there’s a storm coming. Kubernetes is indeed amazing—but not yet amazingly easy. Along with a shift to a microservices architecture, Kubernetes may create as many challenges as it solves. —James Kelley

Worth Reading: Palmtree Router

28 November 2019

The Palmtree Router (PTR) project was born out of a few conditions that I had faced when I moved to a new location on the Samoan main island of Upolu, in a village called Laulii. —Suetena Faatuuala Loia

Worth Reading: Increases in rack density will continue

27 November 2019

Forty five percent of companies said they expect average density of 11 kW per rack or higher over the next year, according to a 451 survey of 750 enterprise users. That’s a huge change from 2014, when just 18 percent of 451 respondents reported densities beyond 10kW. —Rich Miller

Worth Reading: Our degrading cellular networks

27 November 2019

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve noticed a lot of degradation in the cellular voice network over the last year or two, and the situation is noticeably worsening over time. —Doug Dawson

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