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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Config error at Boston-area hosting company takes down Reddit, others

Clearing the fog around open switching terminology | Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

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Config error at Boston-area hosting company takes down Reddit, others
A Boston-area hosting provider briefly knocked several large services and websites dependent on Amazon and AWS offline on Tuesday night, thanks to a configuration error. Somerville, Mass-based Axcelx said in a tweet that the problem was caused by a route leak, which is an issue that can cause a small service provider to advertise itself as a different and much, much larger one, attempting to route huge amounts of traffic across its routers and generally causing the traffic in question to grind to a halt. Read More


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The Three Industry Trends Changing Enterprise IT
This webinar will look at how CIOs can leverage three intersecting trends – cloud, new technologies, and web-scale IT – to help their companies respond rapidly to new business opportunities. Learn More

Clearing the fog around open switching terminology
The networking industry is making a decisive move toward open switches. Much of the media's attention is on mega-scale operators' do-it-yourself switches, such as Facebook's Wedge and 6-Pack or Google's much more secretive in-house switches. Read More

Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns
With the launch of Windows 10, anyone who walks into your house and gets your Wi-Fi password for their PC could potentially let all their friends onto your network, thanks to a new feature that has ignited controversy online. Read More

How Cisco brings communications to disaster relief efforts
Although Cisco Live 2015 is in the books now, the memories of it certainly lives on. Each event I attend is different and gives me a better understanding of how Cisco operates as a company. Read More


Coffee Break – Why OpenStack for Private Cloud
Today's dynamic business requirements cannot be effectively served by traditional segmented and siloed IT infrastructures. This technical bulletin discusses how the OpenStack project was created to respond to new requirements for an open, massively scalable, cloud operating system capable of supporting today's dynamic "cloud-aware" applications. Learn more

Cisco to buy OpenDNS to boost Security Everywhere initiative
Cisco is acting quickly on its new Security Everywhere initiative with the announcement that it plans to buy Internet security service provider OpenDNS for $635 million in cash plus other considerations. Read More

127 devices added to the Internet each second, but Congress is clueless about IoT
Tick tock, every second 127 items are added to the Internet, according to calculations by Stringify CTO Dave Evans, former chief futurist at Cisco. Those IoT things are collecting data that tells your story, perhaps much more personal tidbits than you would likely share. Read More

The battle for the wireless networking crown is heating up
The IT world has been buzzing recently with partnerships and acquisitions on the wireless networking front. All interesting revelations, but will these changes pose a real threat to Cisco, the reigning networking champ? Read More


What to Consider Before Deploying New Laptops
Older PCs are a risk due to outdated OSs and the lack of robust hardware-based security. This Cheat Sheet paper discusses the points you should consider when selecting notebooks and laptops for your mobile and remote workforce. View Now

Cisco flexes some Internet of Things muscle
No company has been more aggressive with promoting the Internet of Things (IoT) than Cisco. The company started the Internet of Things World Forum events to promote the concept, and has done a number of studies looking at the financial impact of the IoT. Read More

Securing the 'Net – at what price?
Is it possible to secure the Internet? And if so, what would it cost? According to Jim Manico, a global board member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Foundation, it is. And he suggested a price of $4 billion. Read More

A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall
California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years. Read More


7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

Here is a selection of basic command line tools that will make your exploration and optimization in Linux easier.


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