Netdev Review: eBPF as a Multi-Purpose Tool for Programmable Networks

By Quentin Monnet | Nov 28, 2017

The 2.2 edition of the Netdev conference took place in Seoul, South Korea, in early November. The previous edition was covered by Nic on this blog, but he is too busy offloading JITted programs right now, so I will steal the spotlight this time around.


The Network Infrastructure Matters

By Ron Renwick | Nov 14, 2017

At SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague I was asked a very interesting question. An engineer from Corning was walking the exhibition floor looking for people to connect with on a business or technical level and he was having a hard time. (For those who don’t know, Corning makes more than the glass used on our Smart phones.


Netronome and Qualcomm: Together Enabling Operators to Realize the Cost and Efficiency Promises of NFV

By Ron Renwick | Nov 08, 2017

The promise of NFV has always been that large, powerful, network-centric applications can be moved from purpose-built appliances and onto commodity servers.


The Advent of the Fourth Wave of Computing

By Sujal Das | Sep 14, 2017

According to a recent Jefferies article, the fourth wave of computing has started and it is being driven by the adoption of IoT with parallel processing as the solution. Tectonic shifts in computing have been caused by major forces dating back to the 1960s. With each shift, new solution providers have emerged as prominent suppliers.


SmartNICs – Requirements for Successful and Mainstream Deployments

By Sujal Das | Sep 06, 2017

I had the pleasure of attending the Future:Net event in Las Vegas last week. It was invigorating to see the experts in networking technologies come together, including many former colleagues from companies I have worked at in the past. The theme that evolved on the second day was network programmability, focusing on the technologies that are relevant in the server.