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WireGuard is Now Available in pfSense CE

WireGuard | January 25, 2021

In the wake of being perhaps the most requested features for pfSense, Netgate has declared that WireGuard uphold is going to the famous open source programming for firewalls, VPNs and switches.

The advancement of a portion occupant usage of the new VPN convention for FreeBSD and pfSense has been underway for longer than a year. WireGuard was focused on FreeBSD back in November of a year ago and the convention would now be able to be saw in pfSense Community Edition (CE) 2.5.0.

Clients hoping to exploit the speed and protection benefits offered by WireGuard can download the source code from the pfSense public code vault and twofold pictures are likewise accessible for those following the 2.5.0 improvement branch update from the pfSense GUI.

Netgate additionally declared that pfSense is rebranding pfSense Factory Edition (FE) to pfSense Plus while PfSense CE will stay all things considered however. PfSense FE right now delivers with true equipment from Netgate/pfSense and is likewise accessible in cloud occasions.

As indicated by another blog entry from Netgate, while pfSense FE and pfSense CE have been firmly related for quite a while, the principle manners by which they vary are in help for extra equipment stages (Arm), uphold for Cloud Service Provider (CSP) stages (AWS and Azure) and extra design wizards.

The principal arrival of pfSense Plus (21.02) will be made accessible to all Netgate clients and it will come introduced on the entirety of the organization's machines and all new CSP accomplice commercial center cases.

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Companies are moving workloads to the cloud in a major way, according to a survey Druva conducted in July and August 2018. 41% of the 170 respondents said they are currently running virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud, which is a 32% increase from last year’s response of 31%. Perhaps even more impressive is that 90% of respondents said they plan to run VMs in the cloud over the coming year.

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Companies are moving workloads to the cloud in a major way, according to a survey Druva conducted in July and August 2018. 41% of the 170 respondents said they are currently running virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud, which is a 32% increase from last year’s response of 31%. Perhaps even more impressive is that 90% of respondents said they plan to run VMs in the cloud over the coming year.

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Sangfor Technologies | July 18, 2022

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IP Infusion Successfully Validates its Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway for Open Fronthaul Use Cases at O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2022

IP Infusion | July 26, 2022

IP Infusion, a leading provider of open network software and solutions for wireline and mobile network operators, today announced that it successfully demonstrated the maturity and stability of its OcNOS®-based Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG) solution addressing Fronthaul use cases at the O-RAN Global PlugFest Spring 2022. O-RAN Alliance, a preeminent open technical organization comprising more than 350 companies and institutions, is transforming worldwide Radio Access Networks (RAN) to be intelligent, virtualized and fully interoperable. It features a large cross-section of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and vendors focused on the disaggregation of the RAN. IP Infusion’s OcNOS-based DCSG contributes essential operational elements of the 5G mobile network, enabling rapid deployment and proven reliability, stability and flexibility. “O-RAN Alliance’s stringent specifications for open software RAN architecture are defining the future network,” said Atsushi Ogata, President and CEO of IP Infusion. “This vigorous validation and testing in a multi-vendor environment confirms that IP Infusion’s field tested Fronthaul Switch helps operators save on costs as external timing equipment is not needed. We strongly advocate for a telecom industry that is a collaborative, virtualized RAN ecosystem of open, multi-vendor, autonomous networks focused on innovation and agility.” IP Infusion participated in multi-vendor Fronthaul testing in two independent working environments for the O-RAN Global PlugFest. 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VMware | June 06, 2022

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