Review: Docker 1.0 is ready for prime time

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By Paul Venezia, InfoWorld | June 9th, 2014 The first production-ready version of the open source Linux container engine irons out networking and other wrinkles. Credit: iStockphoto If you’re on the lookout for an easier way to migrate apps and services from development to production, or from one server environment to another, then you may…

Arbor Networks – Digital Attack Map

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The Digital Attack Map presents data gathered and published by Arbor Networks ATLAS® global threat intelligence system. ATLAS sources its data worldwide from 270+ ISP customers who have agreed to share anonymous network traffic and attack statistics. Data is updated hourly and can also be found in Arbor’s ATLAS Threat Portal. To protect your website against…

2014: The year of IPv6

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By Denise Fishburne, NetworkWorld | Feb 25th, 2014 IPv6: Learn It, Live It, Love It IPv6 is #1, #2, and #3 on my technical “to do list” for 2014. This is, for me, the year for IPv6. Why IPv6 when there are so very many “exciting buzzward acronyms” out there right now? Because it is…

The next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 gets real

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By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, ZDNet | February 12th, 2014 Summary: Google reports that 3 percent of Google services users are now getting the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6. Looking ahead, the Internet Society predicts that by year’s end 10 percent of all major Web-site traffic will be over IPv6. Everyone in networking knows that we must…

Google offers hacking defenses to human rights, elections websites

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By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service | October 22nd, 2013 Google is lending its vast infrastructure to websites that may be targeted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks because of their content. The program, called “Project Shield,” is invite-only and accepting applications from websites dealing with news, human rights or election-related content. Those accepted will benefit…

Cisco joins with Arbor Networks to fight DDoS attacks

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By Ellen Messmer, NetworkWorld | March 12th, 2013 Cisco CRS router customers can now embed Arbor Peakflow SP Threat Management System. Cisco has begun streamlining distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack defense by offering Arbor Networks technology on its carrier class routers. This will enable Cisco Carrier Routing System devices detect threats and scrub traffic — a…

Irene takes out cell towers, disrupts communications

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Aug 29, 2011 12:25 pm | Computerworld Storm affects 1,400 cell sites, FCC reports by Matt Hamblen Communications networks took a hit from Hurricane Irene with 1,400 cell towers and cell sites damaged or disrupted mainly in Virginia, New Jersey, New York and North Carolina, the Federal Communications Commission said Monday. In addition to cell…

Google fiber network beta goes live at Stanford

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Aug 23, 2011 02:17 pm | Network World by Brad Reed Some lucky Palo Alto, Calif., residents are getting a glimpse of what Google’s new fiber network will soon deliver to Kansas City, Kan. Google today lit up a beta version of its new experimental fiber network in residential neighborhoods located near Stanford University in…

Top tech industry news stories of 2011 – so far

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Jul 08, 2011 05:38 pm | Network World by Network World Staff Apple, AT&T, Microsoft, Google and others are givens for being among the top newsmakers of 2011. Others will no doubt surprise us as we go along. While it’s so much easier to look back at the end of the year and reflect on…

CalTech, UCSD bring photonics to silicon

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Aug 05, 2011 06:27 pm | IDG News Service A newly fabricated waveguide could prove to be an instrumental component in tomorrow’s super-speedy optical networks by Joab Jackson Researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Diego have developed a silicon-based optical waveguide that could prove to be an instrumental…

‘IPv6 brokenness’ problem appears fixed

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Jul 27, 2011 03:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan The Internet’s biggest content providers — including Yahoo, Facebook and Google — are reporting a significant decline in their measurements of “IPv6 brokenness,” a term that describes end users with misconfigured systems that can’t access websites supporting the next-generation Internet protocol called IPv6.…

Yahoo, Facebook,Google to IETF: Where are the IPv6 users

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Jul 27, 2011 03:51 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Where are the users? That’s what popular websites including Yahoo, Google and Facebook are asking the Internet engineering community when they are questioned about their long-range plans to deploy IPv6. These popular websites — and tens of thousands of others — participated in…

Most IT pros say their websites will support IPv6 by 2013

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Jul 27, 2011 09:56 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan More than 70% of IT departments plan to upgrade their websites to support IPv6 within the next 24 months, according to a recent survey of more than 200 IT professionals conducted by Network World. Plus, 65% say they will have IPv6 running on…

6 simple steps toward IPv6

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Jul 18, 2011 10:06 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Upgrading your Web site to support IPv6 doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Here are six simple steps toward adopting IPv6 from companies that are already offering IPv6 content: Getting at the real truth about IPv6 1. Take an inventory of the…

Getting at the real truth about IPv6

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Jul 18, 2011 10:03 am | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Is 2012 the year to invest in IPv6? That’s what CIOs want to know as they plan their IT budgets for the next fiscal year. They need to decide if they are going to set aside funds to deploy this emerging Internet standard…

Broadcom chip to accelerate FCoE

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Jul 11, 2011 04:59 pm | IDG News Service The company claims its first adapter chip with FCoE goes 80 percent faster than competitors’ by Stephen Lawson Broadcom’s first processor for FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is now coming on the market in network adapters qualified by EMC, backed by claims it is 80 percent…

IETF mulls IPv6 for home networking

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Jul 06, 2011 05:17 pm | IDG News Service The proposed IETF Homenet group would select protocols for use in tomorrow’s home networks by Joab Jackson The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes. “A…

Google goes after Facebook with Google+

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Jun 28, 2011 03:51 pm | Computerworld After months of rumors, Google takes the wraps off its own social network by Sharon Gaudin After months of speculation, Google has launched a social network to rival Facebook. Google today unveiled its Google+ project, a social networking service that looks and functions very much like Facebook .…

The history of Metro Ethernet

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Jun 22, 2011 03:36 pm | Network World by Jim Duffy A lot has happened with Ethernet in service provider networks in the past 10 years. And the Metro Ethernet Forum has been behind a lot of that progress. From promoting and education the industry on the merits of Ethernet in the service provider network,…

Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates 10 years of accomplishments

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Jun 22, 2011 03:34 pm | Network World by Brad Reed When the Metro Ethernet Forum celebrates its 10th anniversary next month, it can tick off quite a list of accomplishments for the ways it has shaped the Layer 2 Ethernet standard. The history of Metro Ethernet Founded in 2001 as an industry group that…