August 25, 2016

“Speed of Light” Trans-Pacific Cable Launched

June 30, 2016 NetworkNewz

Google announced that the 60Tbps long-haul undersea fibre optic cable from the US to Japan that it invested in has come online as of today, June 30, 2016. The Google Cloud itself will have access to up to 10Tbps (Terabits per second) of the cable’s total 60Tbps bandwidth. This bandwidth […]

Cisco Slams Upholding of Net Neutrality Rules

June 14, 2016 NetworkNewz

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit released their ruling today upholding the FCC’s current Net Neutrality rules. The ruling stated: But nothing about affording indiscriminate access to internet content suggests that the broadband provider agrees with the content an end user happens to access. Because […]

IBM Is Launching Watson for Cyber Security

June 4, 2016 NetworkNewz

IBM announced Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version of the company’s cognitive technology trained on the language of security as part of a year-long research project. IBM plans to collaborate with eight universities to greatly expand the collection of security data IBM has trained the cognitive system with. […]

Google’s OnHub Router Gains IFTTT Support

June 3, 2016 Chris Crum

Last year, Google introduced its OnHub router through a partnership with TP-LINK. The device was aimed at simplifying Wi-Fi and making it less annoying, giving you fast, easy, and secure Wi-Fi as opposed to “unplugging and re-plugging cords, trying to decipher blinking lights, or contemplating a call to customer support.” […]

Open Sourced SONiC for Running Network Devices

June 2, 2016 Chris Crum

Last week at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit in San Jose, Microsoft announced an open sourced “Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC)” for running network devices like switches. Mellanox, Dell, Arista, and Broadcom collaborated the company on the project. You can see the keynote remarks from Microsoft’s […]

Google Fiber Bringing Internet Service to Public Housing

June 1, 2016 Chris Crum

Google announced that it will bring gigabit Internet service to residents in all public housing properties that it connects with Google Fiber. This is launching with the Housing Authority of Kansas City at West Bluff. This is the first property to get gigabit Internet as a part of the program […]

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