Last week, cybersecurity company Zenedge announced the release of Zenedge API Security, an API protection solution with full application layer protection. We had the opportunity to talk with Aftab Afzal, head of Zenedge’s EMEA Sales about their API security suite and how it stacks up against competing solutions. [Read more…]
Recently, the mobile last mile acceleration company PacketZoom worked with Photofy, a content creation and photo editing app, to improve its speed and limit session interruptions. During A/B testing, Photofy rescued 63% of transfer disconnects and yielded speeds that were between 1.46 and 1.76 times faster.
Looking ahead to the initial public offering planned for mid-2018, CloudFlare has hired their first CFO, Thomas Seifert, the former CFO of network security company Symantec. Seifert will oversee key parts of the preparations for CloudFlare’s IPO as well as the company’s global finance department, reporting to co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince.
Last month, Akamai released its State of the Internet Report for the first quarter of 2017. Data in the report was gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform and used to analyze global trends in connectivity and current threats to security.
Fission.io is an open-source framework for serverless functions on Kubernetes, created by Platform9. While it’s still in early alpha (meaning production use is not advised at this juncture), Fission can turn any cluster into a system for delivering serverless or AWS Lambda-style app architecture on your own hardware or with a managed Kubernetes service. [Read more…]
In the early days of data processing, batch-oriented data infrastructure worked as a great way to process and output data, but now as networks move to mobile, where real-time analytics are required to keep up with network demands and functionality, stream processing has become vital. [Read more…]
As companies grow, their workflows become more complex, comprising of many processes with intricate dependencies that require increased monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance. Without a clear sense of data lineage, accountability issues can arise and operational metadata can be lost. This is where directed acyclic graphs (DAGs), data pipelines, and workflow managers come into play. [Read more…]
We’re starting a new series on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the routing protocol of the Internet. When it comes to BGP, service providers live and die by it. However, there are some divergents who don’t like BGP and decided against it in their core networks. We are going to cover these divergents. Keep in mind, we are not experts in BGP or networking, but Cato Networks is a different story. [Read more…]
Cloudflare is attempting to take on the problem of routing optimization with the rollout of Argo, a virtual backbone for the Internet that leverages the information gathered from its global PoPs to dramatically improve performance. With Argo’s released in mid-May, Cloudflare announced its beta users experienced a 35% average reduction in latency, a 27% drop in connection errors, and a 60% decrease in cache misses, in addition to improved reliability and lower bandwidth bills.
PacketFabric is an innovative networking startup focused on disrupting the legacy carrier model. They provide automated SDN-based Layer-2 Terabit-scale connectivity in more than 128 colocation facilities in the US, including Equinix, Digital Realty, Coresite and others. Started in 2015, the PacketFabric team is comprised of industry thought leaders and visionaries including Will Charnock, Richard Steenbergen, Jezzibell Gilmore and Anna Claiborne who have worked for the likes of SoftLayer, Limelight, GTT and Prolexic. [Read more…]
As part of our ongoing interview series with leaders in the tech industry, we’ve previously interviewed PacketZoom’s CEO Shlomi Gian about his move to the mobile app acceleration company from his previous work at Akamai. This week, we had the opportunity to interview PacketZoom’s founder, Chetan Ahuja, about his background working in network optimization and mobile performance at the start of the smartphone revolution and how it led to the development of his own mobile performance company–as well as his thoughts on the future of online networks. A big thanks to Chetan for his insight. [Read more…]
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Around five years ago, “clouds” started to roll in to National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas in earnest. With a new record attendance of 107,000 people and companies like Google and Facebook vying for attention amongst the ‘traditional’ companies like Sony, Canon, Adobe and Avid, have we reached peak cloud? [Read more…]
Google doesn’t play by the same set of rules that ISP’s, Carriers, CDN’s, and others play by. Sometime next year, will Google abandon BGP once and for all within their core? To date, Google has the largest private network in the world that carries 20-25% of all Internet traffic, hundreds of Global Cache Locations, 15 data centers, 90 PoPs, and they’re just getting started. Their facilities blanket the global map, unlike anything or anyone in the past. [Read more…]