Worth Reading: Programmable Chipsets

11 December 2018

The inevitable drive to programmable switches in the datacenter mirrors the changes that have affected the major facets of compute in the datacenter, it is just finally time for this to come to switching… —Timothy Prickett Morgan @nextplatorm.com

Worth Reading: Mapping the v6 Address Space

11 December 2018

The Internet is a scary big place, comprising tens of billions of devices hooked together through a series of smaller networks. While most of the global network is known and mapped, there is a large and growing portion of it that is uncharted territory. —Dennis Fisher @duosecurity

Worth Reading: IoT and 5G

10 December 2018

I’ve never understood how anyone believed that IoT would be a major 5G driver or that it would somehow generate a lot of revenue for network operators. —Tom Nolle @CIMI

Worth Reading: 5G Slicing

10 December 2018

There are several SDN architectures, which meet the criteria of 5G. Regardless of preference, the chosen architecture should comprise of an intermediate control plane, which dynamically configures and abstracts the underlying forwarding plane resources to deliver tailored services to tenants/clients located in the application plane. —Amit Cohen @ECI

Worth Reading: Managing Time with Chrony

6 December 2018

Timekeeping is very important to computer networks. In banking, stock markets, and other financial businesses, transactions must be maintained in the proper order, and exact time sequences are critical for that. —David Both @opensource.com

Worth Reading: The web can’t go home again

6 December 2018

Lately, there has been conversation about the nature of the Internet, and many people seem to feel much as I do about my teenage years: that is to say, they miss the relative innocence. —Ezequiel Bruni @Web Designer Depot

Worth Reading: Intel dethroned

5 December 2018

For more than 30 years, Intel Corp. has dominated chipmaking, producing the most important component in the bulk of the world’s computers. That run is now under threat from a company many Americans have never heard of. —Ian King and Debby Wu @Bloomberg

Worth Reading: Private 5G

5 December 2018

Audi believes this private 5G network, which the company would be responsible for managing, will enable it to connect manufacturing robots and other devices faster and more securely than existing Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or 4G LTE options, says Henning Löser, the head of its production lab. —Elizabeth Woyke @Technology Review

Worth Reading: When the Internet Goes Down

4 December 2018

Yet, outages affecting end-user connectivity are widespread, whether they be unintentional fibre cuts, natural disasters, cyber attacks, or intended Internet shutdowns by governments for political reasons. —Philipp Richter @APNIC

Worth Reading: Optical Grooming and the Simplification of IP

4 December 2018

Fundamental to any new network model is the reality that IP is the service protocol of choice, and that any attempt to replace it is surely doomed to failure. Thus, a new network model has to focus on creating something different below the IP service layer. —Tom Nolle @CIMI