Level 3 and China Telecom Collaborate to Pioneer Video Cloud Solution in China
Level 3 communications, the global provider of communications and networking services, announced a collaboration with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) and the expansion of its Video Cloud Services, providing Level 3’s customers with access to China’s large consumer market, while CTG’s customers will be able to distribute their content and services internationally.
Level 3 will be able to cater to one of the fastest growing video consumption and production markets in the world. The Company will be able to offer a competent, secure and scalable approach to the content distribution in the region, while the customers of CTG will gain access to Level 3’s Video Cloud Services. Both companies are satisfied with the agreement.
Read more at CDN Advisor.
Intel and other gadget makers create a standards body for the Internet of Things
The Open Interconnect Consortium wants to deliver an open-source specification for wirelessly connecting devices. Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel, Samsung, and Intel’s Wind River embedded-software division are some of the members aiming to accelerate the development of the Internet of things. The Internet of things is expected to consist of 212 billion devices by the year 2020, including PCs, smartphones, tablets, wearables, and a variety of home and industrial appliances, according to market researcher International Data Corp.
Chip makers and other parts of the chain must agree upon how to connect wireless devices together, creating a communications framework based on the industry standard technologies to wirelessly connect and manage the flow of data among devices. The idea is to create a communication flow, working regardless of form and factor, operating system or serivce provider.
Full story at Venturebeat.
Aryaka Launches the First Global CDN Targeted for Enterprises
Aryaka, the WAN Optimization-as-a-Service, Network-as-a-Service and other networking solutions, launched the first CDN, specifically designed for enterprise purposes. This new product combines a private core network with caching, compression and TCP Optimization built on globally distributed points-of-presence (POPs), moving beyond the traditional offerings of the incumbent CDN vendors.
Aryaka’s CDN aims to get rid of the key issue of connectivity problems such as network congestion and packet loss, faced by the users of the current CDN solutions. The new CDN will provide it’s users with optimum connectivity and performance from any device and anywhere across the globe.
Full report at CDN Advisor.
State of the Internet: Fewer Attacks Than Previous Quarter
Akamai’s latest report shows less attacks than in the previous quarter. These are some of the key findings:
- China was again responsible for originating the most attacks, but dropped slightly from 43% in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 41% in the first quarter of 2014.
- The United States followed in second place, but also saw a decline from 19% to 11%.
- Indonesia saw a slight uptick from 5.7% to 6.8% to secure third place.
Microsoft-DS remained the most targeted port in the first quarter of 2014, but the associated attack traffic volume was down to 14% of observed attack traffic (from 30% in the third quarter of 2013). The number of DDoS attacks reported in the first quarter of 2014 declined to 283 from 346 in the last quarter of 2013 — a 20% decrease quarter-over-quarter and a 27% increase year-over-year, meaning that the most regions of the world saw a decline in reported DdoS attacks during the first quarter of 2014. The enterprise sector saw a 49% quarter-over-quarter reduction in attack traffic, while public sector attack traffic grew by 34%, primarily attributable to attacks against government targets within Singapore.
Epoch, a Real-Time Visualisation Library by Fastly
Running a high performance website requires insight through metrics, which means collecting a large amount of data. Data is often untidy, slow to access, and requires analysis before meaning can be derived. Fastly’s new project offers a unique solution; Epoch is a general purpose real-time charting library for building high performance visualizations, developed for historical reporting (large data sets that only change given user interaction) and real-time monitoring (much smaller data sets and receive new data points every second).
Basically it’s a general purpose, real-time visualisation library, presenting itself in both code and basic and real-time charts. Real-time monitoring is adressed via HTML5 Canvas-based charts. Epoch is currently in open beta (0.5.1. beta).
For the full info of Epoch metrics and how-it-works steps, go to Fastly blog.