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2017 Prediction: The Move Towards Distributed Security Architectures Accelerates

By Nick Tausanovitch | Jan 17, 2017

The rapid evolution of cloud-based data centers to support virtualized services and containerized applications will accelerate in 2017 and beyond. This will necessitate a move away from traditional data center security architectures, which rely mostly on perimeter-based firewalls, to a more distributed security architecture. This is required because in today’s multi-tenant and multi-group environments, individual applications cannot be trusted, the potential for threat injection inside the data center is real, and the resulting damage can be disastrous.

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Avoid Kernel Bypass in Your Network Infrastructure

By Sujal Das | Jan 10, 2017

Kernel means many things – such as the softer, usually edible part of a nut, or the seed and hard husk of a cereal, or the central and most important part of something. In the world of Linux, the kernel certainly means the central and most important part of the operating system.

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Virtualization of Mobile Networks Sets the Stage for 5G and IoT

By Nick Tausanovitch | Jan 03, 2017

2017 will be the year that virtualization of mobile networks moves from concept to reality. The benefit of using a cloud-based model to implement network functions, also known as network functions virtualization (NFV), has already been broadly accepted by telecom service providers as a key goal. In fact, the cloudification of mobile networks is a foundational underpinning and key architectural paradigm for 5G and IoT networks and is required to implement functions such as dynamic network slicing, for example.