Broadband providers are seeing delays of more than a year when ordering internet routers, becoming yet another victim of chip shortages choking global supply chains and adding challenges for millions still working from home.
Despite its critical role in Internet connectivity, the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is still highly vulnerable to different types of attacks. While widespread adoption of Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) — one of the standard ways to improve BGP security — can help, not enough network operators know about it.
Over the last 12 months, retail has seen a dramatic acceleration in the pace of change. And for many, this has proved to be a problem. Responding swiftly to rapidly evolving and shifting priorities generated by market conditions, technology advances and customer demand requires an agility that many companies simply do not have within their existing infrastructure.
Over the past several years, Amazon has designed its own silicon chips to speed up the performance of servers in its cloud data centers and the artificial intelligence services it sells to customers. Now, in a big step toward seizing control over a key component in its technologies, Amazon is developing a chip to power the hardware switches that shuttle data around networks, The Information has learned.