The new tech that uses a 64-bit ARM-based system-on-chip (SoC) can supposedly perform network function virtualization (NFV) techniques like virtualizing a network gateway and a serving gateway.
Pica8 makes a custom operating system designed to power the chips that enable software to interact with hardware in networking gear.
Companies like Cisco, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks along with the Linux Foundation are hoping that the Open Platform for NFV Project will develop a standard for NFV, a network architecture concept that calls for all aspects of networking to be virtualized.
With the new Helium software, the OpenDaylight Project wants to make its version of software defined networking the de-facto standard for the tech industry.
Facebook is upping the ante in the open source world, announcing on Monday a new open source technology for routing data across server caches, and also a new open organization (along with other big-name companies) to help foster open source efforts.
Researchers from UCLA, Cisco Systems, Verisign and others have formed a group that advocates for new type of networking model that they believe can handle large amounts of bandwidth and remove the need for servers.
Twice a year before YC Demo Day, graduates return in droves for the exclusive, secretive “Alumni Demo Night.” The event has evolved into a massive networking opportunity, where former founders strike angel investments and business partnerships.
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Facebook plans to use the security startup’s vCage technology to protect its data centers from malware, unauthorized access and malicious hardware.
The new SDN prototype, developed as part of the U.S. Government’s DARPA CORONET program, is basically a powerful resource management system that can coordinate data flow and hand out more bandwidth when needed.