AT&T Employees Pay Price for SDN

AT&T’s six-year effort to virtualize its core network functions with SDN and other technologies is poised to lead to dramatic job losses this year. The company today said it plans to cut $1.5 billion in labor-related costs in 2020.

Read the article over at sdxcentral over here.

Top 3 Challenges for SD-WAN Performance

In a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN), a branch router uses two or more network connections to dynamically route traffic over one another based on its profile. For example, real-time Voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic is sent through a low latency MPLS circuit, while high bandwidth applications that don’t require low latency are routed over a broadband Internet connection. Another benefit of SD-WAN routers is that traffic is dynamically distributed between links, on a per-packet basis, based on links’ congestion, latency, and loss.

Read the blog post over at Netbeez over here.

Watch: A look at Teraco’s epic new Isando data centre

Teraco will complete work on the first phase of a massive new expansion to its data centre campus in Isando, east of Johannesburg, by the middle of the year and is looking to complete a second phase by year-end.

Watch the video over at TechCental over here.

Reader question, answered: If I have https, do I need a VPN?

A reader posits that all you need is https in your web browser to be "perfectly safe." As if anything can be "perfectly safe."

Read the article over at ZDNet over here.

Effective Web Content Filtering and Clean Internet using MikroTik RouterOS

This presentation will show users how to create a robust Internet Content Filter as well as human readable reports into their Internet traffic using the MikroTik RouterOS.

Public Key Cryptography

Geeks developed it, and the government tried to control it. But without public key cryptography we would not have the internet as we know it.

Listen to the podcast over here.