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NGINX Controller Reaches General Availability

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 14, 2018

NGINX Controller, a centralized monitoring and management platform for NGINX Plus instances, has now reached general availability. It is part of NGINX Application platform, a set of enterprise products from NGINX.

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Scaling Network Automation at Facebook Using Zero-Touch Provisioning

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Jun 24, 2018

Facebook’s global network consists of both wide-area backbone networks and edge Points-of-Presence, which support end-user facing requests and internal traffic. To meet increased provisioning and maintenance demands, the network engineering team built Vending Machine - a workflow framework that utilizes Zero Touch Provisioning to perform any kind of configuration on network devices.

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How DevOps Principles Are Being Applied to Networking

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Jan 22, 2018 2

Practices from the DevOps world are being adopted into managing networking services. Vendor hardware, configuration tools and deployment modes have eased programmable configuration and automation of network devices and functions.

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How Google Uses Espresso to Connect to the Public Internet

by Thomas Betts Follow 48 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

At the Open Networking Summit, Google engineers highlighted the capabilities of their Software Defined Networking (SDN) strategy, including the peering edge architecture named Espresso. Espresso is the fourth pillar of Google's SDN strategy and focuses on optimizing the performance and availability of peering connections with major Internet Service Providers around the globe.

Culture & Methods Follow 799 Followers

Testers Should Think Like Marketeers

by Ben Linders Follow 28 Followers on  Mar 03, 2017

Testers should be sharing stories and talking about the things they care about, to get people interested in what they are doing. The future of testing needs testers to think like marketeers. They can start by making or writing something such as a blog, article, talk, or video, and share it.

Architecture & Design Follow 2416 Followers

The Infrastructure Behind Twitter: Scaling Networking, Storage and Provisioning

by Daniel Bryant Follow 765 Followers on  Jan 30, 2017

The Twitter Engineering team has recently provided an insight into the evolution and scaling of the core technologies behind their in-house infrastructure that powers the social media service. Core lessons shared included: Architect beyond the original specifications; there is no such a thing as a “temporary change or workaround”; and documenting best practices has been a “force multiplier”.

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Q&A with Matt Klein on Creating Envoy at Lyft

by Thomas Betts Follow 48 Followers on  Jan 25, 2017

At the upcoming Microservices.com Practitioners Summit on Jan 31, Matt Klein, a senior software engineer at Lyft, will be presenting his work on Envoy, a Layer 7 communications bus used throughout Lyft’s service-oriented architecture. InfoQ met with Klein to discuss the benefits of creating a custom tool for Lyft’s networking needs, and how it could benefit other microservices architectures.

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Multiple DNS Providers to Mitigate DDoS Attacks

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Jan 07, 2017

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against Domain Name System (DNS) providers are increasing in number and scale with the proliferation of insecure IoT devices. While DNS providers have various methods of protecting themselves against such attacks, one of the ways for a website to protect itself is to use multiple DNS providers.

Cloud Follow 331 Followers

Microsoft Announces Azure DNS General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Oct 30, 2016

On September 26th, Microsoft announced the Azure DNS service has reached General Availability (GA) in all public Azure regions. Azure DNS allows customers to host their DNS domain in Azure, so they can manage their DNS records using the same credentials, billing and support contract as their other Azure services.

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Jare.io, an Instant and Free CDN

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Apr 25, 2016

Jare.io, touted as a free Content Delivery Network (CDN), is essentially a wrapper over Amazon’s CloudFront.

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Docker 1.9 Brings Improvements on Networking, Storage and Clustering

by Guillermo Beltri Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 25, 2015

Docker Inc. has presented Docker Engine 1.9 at DockerCon EU, which has taken place this month in Barcelona. This new release, which Docker announced at the beginning of the month, includes major changes on networking and volume management. Docker Swarm is ready for production and several improvements were made in Docker Compose, Docker Toolbox and Docker Registry.

Cloud Follow 331 Followers

AWS Simplifies Resource Access with VPC Endpoints, Initially Supporting S3

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 31, 2015

Amazon Web Services recently introduced VPC endpoints to enable a "private connection between your VPC and another AWS service without requiring access over the Internet, through a NAT instance, a VPN connection, or AWS Direct Connect". VPC endpoint policies provide granular access control to other service's resources. Initially available are connections to S3, other services will be added later.

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Project Calico v1.0 'Layer 3' Virtualised Networking Solution Released

by Daniel Bryant Follow 765 Followers on  Aug 19, 2015 4

Project Calico have released Calico v1.0, a virtualised layer 3 networking solution for VM and container workloads, which enables flexible, scalable and secure IP-based communication without the need for an overlay network. The release includes integration with the OpenStack 'Neutron' networking stack, and ‘proof of concept level’ integrations with Docker, Kubernetes and other related technology.

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Weaveworks Release ‘Weave Scope’ for Container and Microservice Monitoring

by Daniel Bryant Follow 765 Followers on  May 18, 2015

Weaveworks, creators of the Weave Docker virtual networking solution, have released a pre-alpha version of 'Weave Scope', an open source developer-focused container monitoring tool. Scope automatically generates a map of containers, enabling developers to visualise, monitor, and control applications by using the information exposed to drive deployment and operational decisions.

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Azure Gains New Networking Capabilities

by Chris Swan Follow 588 Followers on  May 11, 2015 2

At Ignite Microsoft announced new networking capabilities for Azure described as being ‘for a consistent, connected and hybrid cloud’. The new capabilities include improvements to ExpressRoute, Azure’s Internet bypass offering, availability of ExpressRoute for SaaS such as Office 365 and Skype for Business, additional VPN capabilities and enhancement of virtual networks in Azure’s IaaS.

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