4 Critical Elements Impacting Network Visibility Today | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


As transformational technologies like SD-WAN, virtualization, and IoT are increasingly adopted, it’s safe to say that networks have never been more complex. And in today’s digital economy, businesses rely on their networks more than ever. Granular visibility is the one thing underpinning every complex, business-enabling network.
Simply put, network visibility is the ability to capture and see traffic and applications traveling across complex WAN and LAN links. This data is often extracted by network TAPs and distributed to […] Continue Reading…

WireGuard Released For macOS, WireGuard Windows Coming & Linux Kernel Bits Still Pending

The initial version of the WireGuard open-source secure VPN tunnel is now available for macOS, following the WireGuard for iOS port a few months prior. But sadly on the Linux front, the kernel bits still have yet to be mainlined.
WireGuard lead developer Jason Donenfeld announced the release of WireGuard for macOS on Saturday along with the cooperation of other developers. This macOS port is built from the same sources as their iOS app and integrates into Apple’s networking […] Continue Reading…

Bitmain SoC Support Coming To Linux 5.1 – Sophon ARMv8 + RISC-V Chip For Deep Learning

Queued for mainlining with the upcoming Linux 5.1 kernel cycle is initial support for Bitmain SoCs. Bitmain is the Chinese company that started out designing ASICs for Bitcoin mining with the Antminer and other products. The company has also been venturing into designs for artificial intelligence and deep learning.
With the upcoming Linux 5.1 kernel will be initial support for Bitmain’s BM1880 System-on-a-Chip as well as the “Sophon Edge” developer board.
The Bitmain BM1880 SoC features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 […] Continue Reading…

Risky Business: Eliminate the Dangers of Wi-Fi with Cellular-Equipped Laptops | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


The initial spread of public Wi-Fi hotspots was a welcome computing advancement that changed how we work and play. It meant that no matter where we were or how we got there – café, hotel, airport, train, plane or automobile – we were no longer cut off from the latest financial spreadsheet or episode of Mr. Robot. Unfortunately, over the years a danger has emerged regarding the use of public Wi-Fi – cyberattacks – that have led many […] Continue Reading…

Assess USB Performance While Exploring Storage Caching | Linux.com


The team here at the Dragon Propulsion Laboratory has kept busy building multiple Linux clusters as of late [1]. Some of the designs rely on spinning disks or SSD drives, whereas others use low-cost USB storage or even SD cards as boot media. In the process, I was hastily reminded of the limits of external storage media: not all flash is created equal, and in some crucial ways external drives, SD cards, and USB keys can be fundamentally different.
Turtles […] Continue Reading…