Posts about Software-Defined Networks

I thought I’d take a look at software-defined networking (SDN) this month, since it’s another topic I regularly see across Technically Speaking and a subject that’s been populating most technology news headlines recently. Like my previous article covering network functions virtualization (NFV) which was published last year, I wanted to not only understand the subject matter better myself, but share with you the fundamentals of the concept as well as its supposition ...
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The healthcare industry has become increasingly exposed to cyberattacks. In 2015, 36% of compromised records were healthcare related, making it the number one industry for data breaches. Perhaps this should come as no surprise as confidential personal data from healthcare organizations is particularly lucrative for hackers. Criminals know it’s likely to include not only names and dates of birth but also insurance and financial information. And, thanks to the boom in cloud computing and application-based connectivity, there’s no longer one single point of entry for a hacker to access a company’s system ...
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There’s some interesting discussion in our industry on the merits of open, disaggregated/decomposed systems versus vertically integrated solutions. Some argue for a far reaching disaggregation as a means to create full flexibility, while others outline the benefit of pre-integrated sub-systems. I’d like to look at this question from a very different perspective. Evolutionary processes have proven to be very powerful at optimizing complex systems. Let’s have a look at what they can teach us ...
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