VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
Juniper Networks, Sinet | August 24, 2021
Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that SINET, one of Cambodia’s largest internet and telecommunication service providers, has selected Juniper Networks to upgrade its network infrastructure, accelerating time-to-value for customers in Cambodia. Building on a long-term relationship, SINET has partnered with Juniper Network for further upgrades and to deploy advanced network solutions, deepening the foundation for its exponential growth.
As one of the fastest-growing economies in ASEAN, Cambodia is on the cusp of a digital revolution, with mobile connections having risen to 128.8 percent of its total population1 in 2021. With SINET’s network infrastructure upgrades, enterprise users can now use a common framework to manage the exponential increase of endpoints accessing campus and data centers. In today’s era of hybrid work environments, SINET delivers high-speed connectivity and services to both business and residential customers for smooth video teleconferencing and streaming services.
With nearly 20 years of presence in Cambodia, SINET has consistently introduced new network solutions to simplify, connect and empower businesses across the country. The company currently operates over 200 active network points of presence (POPs), providing fast and reliable internet connection to main cities and provincial towns, as well as remote districts and villages, fulfilling its vision to connect all corners of Cambodia.
Juniper Networks was selected for this network infrastructure upgrade having grown and delivered quantifiable success alongside SINET as a long-term partner. With the expansion of the Ethernet Virtual Private Network – Virtual Extensible LAN (EPVN-VxLAN) IP Fabric and Metro-Ethernet transport networks expansion project completed in 2018 and early 2021, SINET was able to smoothly implement the solutions from end-to-end, completing both deployments with almost no downtime.
Juniper Networks’ QFX Series Switches provide the building blocks for the EVPN-VxLAN IP Fabric, offering SINET an efficient and scalable way to build and connect its expansive network.
Juniper Networks’ ACX Series Universal Metro Routers are at the core of SINET’s latest 200G Metro-Ethernet expansion project, bolstering its nationwide fiber network and maintaining its competitiveness with one of Cambodia’s most advanced networks.
With the completion of these network upgrades, SINET has provided more stable and secure services to its customers while laying the foundation for future growth in line with the Cambodia ICT Masterplan announced in 2020.
Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality.
VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
Loft Labs | January 10, 2022
Loft Labs, a venture-backed startup working on developer tooling and platform technology for Kubernetes, announced that the popular open source vcluster project now supports upstream Kubernetes.
Although engineers have already been able to deploy virtual clusters using vcluster on top of vanilla Kubernetes clusters, the virtual clusters themselves have always been using the opinionated K3s distribution internally rather than upstream Kubernetes. With this release, vcluster users will now be able to deploy Kubernetes-powered virtual clusters to improve and optimize utilization of computing resources without the need to use K3s within the virtualization layer.
We expanded vcluster support to vanilla Kubernetes in response to feedback from our user community. Many companies working with vcluster want to start leveraging the benefits of virtual clusters in production. Making these virtual clusters run with Kubernetes rather than K3s is a big step towards production-readiness for vcluster.”
Lukas Gentele, co-founder and CEO, Loft Labs
With the availability of upstream Kubernetes in vcluster, users can now also use any new Kubernetes feature immediately after its release and will not have to wait for K3s to ship their adapted Kubernetes version.
First launched in April 2021, vcluster is used to create lightweight Kubernetes clusters that run inside the namespaces of underlying Kubernetes clusters. Using virtual clusters solves the majority of multi-tenancy issues of Kubernetes because they offer:
Better isolation than simple namespace-based multi-tenancy;
Reduced cloud computing cost because virtual clusters are much more lightweight and resource-efficient than spinning up separate single-tenant clusters;
Logical separation and encapsulation of application workloads from the underlying cluster’s shared infrastructure workloads (such as shared ingress controller or network plug-ins).
At the same time, virtual cluster users can expect that their virtual cluster behaves just like any regular Kubernetes cluster because vcluster is a certified Kubernetes distribution, which means that it passes all conformance tests that CNCF requires. Virtual clusters are often used as development environments when engineers are building, testing and debugging cloud-native software, but they are also frequently used as ephemeral environments for executing continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines. Also, an increasing number of companies are starting to explore virtual clusters in production, where virtualizing Kubernetes can be a great way to: surpass the scalability limits of regular Kubernetes clusters; isolate heterogeneous workloads in shared clusters; and streamline and simplify cluster operations when working with large-scale multi-tenant clusters.
Loft Labs builds on top of vcluster and provides an enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform called Loft which is used by large organizations to create a self-service platform for their engineering teams. When an enterprise runs Loft, their engineers can provision virtual clusters on-demand whenever they need them, either using the Loft UI (user interface), the Loft CLI (command-line interface) or even using the Kubernetes command-line tool kubectl via the custom resources provided as part of Loft.
About Loft Labs
Loft Labs was founded in 2019 to create open-source developer tooling and virtual cluster technology for Kubernetes, with the goal to increase developer productivity and to help engineers gain secure but unimpeded access to cloud infrastructure.
Namecheap | November 03, 2021
Namecheap, the world's second-largest domain registrar, and a long-time advocate for online security, introduces its new rebranded virtual private network product, FastVPN. For more than 20 years Namecheap has consistently fought for Internet freedom and data privacy. With this rich tradition and trusted reputation, Namecheap has built a must-have tool for secure online browsing, identity protection and data privacy. Additionally, FastVPN one is among the most affordable VPN products on the market, with an entry level price of only $1 per month for the first year.
With the new rebranded VPN launch, Namecheap's FastVPN team also created a special video lesson for novices to learn VPN basics. In the short video, FastVPN Product Manager, Mo Zadissa, explains what a VPN is, why everyone needs a VPN, how a VPN works, and how to choose the right VPN.
What is possible with FastVPN
Connect to 1000 servers in 50+ countries and hide user's actual location and IP address.
Unlock streaming services unavailable in certain locations to access international movies, TV shows and live sports.
Protect user's sensitive data, like credit card numbers and passwords, from hackers when using public Wi-Fi or shopping online.
Keep all the browsing activity completely anonymous with a strict no-log policy. FastVPN will not track, collect, or share any of the user's logs.
Connect on every device, including PC, Android, Apple (iPhone, iPad, and Mac), Linux, and Router. The number of connected devices is unlimited.
Namecheap is an ICANN-accredited domain registrar and technology company founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. Celebrating two decades of providing unparalleled levels of service, security, and support, Namecheap has been steadfast in customer satisfaction. With over 14 million domains under management, Namecheap.com® is among the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in the world.