While there was plenty of the usual industry news this week, from feature announcements for popular open source projects to more predictions for 2016, my favorite articles injected a bit of fun into the conversation, starting with an actual game development engine!
Fortune | Chris Morris shares the news about Lumberyard, a new, free (!) game development engine that has the potential to change the game for indie developers by shifting the normally large up-front expense of licensing a development system to after-the fact support for the user base – via AWS and other Amazon services, of course!
MovingPackets | What, another article on defining SDN? Why not! John Herbert offers a game of “Match the Definition” as a preface to an excellent video discussion of the question. Of course, at the end of the day, it’s not “SDN” that really matters – it’s what your organization stands to gain from the solution you choose.
ZDNet | Finally, we look to the future again with Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols’ take on the news of University College London researchers blowing away previous records with a 1.125 terabit per second optical transmission rate within the lab. Combined with recent improvements to laser technology from CalTech, this indicates a promising future for the explosive growth of the Internet and IoT.
It may be a decade or so before UCL and CalTech’s research starts showing up in data centers and carrier networks, but Fiber Mountain is working to future proof your data center with equipment and software that enables new network architectures, and empowers our customers to develop better answers to the problems and opportunities introduced by ever-changing technologies and user demands.