Ottawa to accept rural broadband funding projects in the fall

The Harper government is gearing up to accept proposals from Internet service providers wanting access to $305 million of federal funding to bring high speed Internet capability to 280,000 Canadian households that are still on dial-up

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Big Switch adds Cloud Fabric to its SDN porfolio

Google, Facebook and other hyperscale cloud providers have long built their own networking and server equipment to meet the huge demands put on their infrastructure. Big Switch Networks, which builds solutions around software-defined

Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

MIT researchers may have way to speed network traffic

MIT researchers think they have a way to speed packet forwarding in networks, which could cut the amount of bandwidth IT administrators have to buy in their data centres. The bad news is

Published on: July 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ontario needs more advanced computing resources: Report

Ontario researchers don't have the advanced computing resources they need, says a report commissioned by team looking into the future compute requirements in the province. Eighty per cent per cent of the researchers

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadian firm helps monitor World Cup network

Canada doesn’t have a team in this year’s World Cup., but there’s Canadian network technology helping ensure the video, voice and data traffic from Brazil is clear. Gigabit Ethernet demarcation points and performance

Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Free open switch creator hopes to boost software-defined networking

For boosters of software-defined networking, the potential benefits of the new approach are nothing less than revolutionary. Yet network managers are still only dipping their toes into the technology. In part that's because it

Published on: June 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cisco to buy network service orchestration solution firm

Cisco Systems Inc. is again on the acquisition trail, announcing Tuesday it will pay US$175 million to buy Sweden's Tail-f Systems, a network service orchestration solutions for traditional and virtualized networks. Tail-f’s software helps enterprises IT departments and service

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Use MPLS for traffic engineering

MPLS – multi-protocol label switching – turns 17 this year and is still going strong. Strong enough that network architect Orhan Ergun was able to churn out a five-part series on using it

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

#FollowFriday: A federal CIO, an entrepreneur and a high-speed networker

For Facebook, there’s sending friend requests, and for Google Plus, you add people to your circles. But as anyone who has a Twitter handle knows, on Twitter, we follow and we tweet at people.

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon