Newly Established Innovation Lab by NS1 Focuses on Internet Connectivity Challenges

NS1, a global DNS services provider delivering Internet traffic intelligence and automation solutions, has launched NS1 Labs. Established to solve the future problems of linking applications and audiences at the distributed edge, NS1 Labs is a new organization focused on encouraging innovation in the underlying technologies that enable the global Internet.

NS1 Labs will focus on creating answers to the largest difficulties of modern Internet connections and increasing industry expertise through information exchange, with the help of a team of renowned engineers.

Photo Kris Beevers, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NS1
“The NS1 Labs team looks at emerging challenges in application delivery and edge networking, investigating potential solutions, and creating new technologies,” said Kris Beevers, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NS1.

“Our industry is evolving rapidly to keep up with the demands of our connected world,” said Kris Beevers, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NS1. “The NS1 Labs team looks at emerging challenges in application delivery and edge networking, investigating potential solutions, and creating new technologies that will break down barriers to industry-wide innovation and help to build a better digital future.”

One of NS1 Labs’ current efforts is rethinking edge network observability, in addition to improving on existing open-source projects like pktvisor and Flamethrower. NS1 Labs is creating Orb, a dynamic edge observability platform that would enable operators, developers, and end users understand their networks, distributed applications, and traffic flows in real time, using Internet of Things (IoT), edge computation, and high-throughput stream processing principles.

Shannon Weyrick, Vice President of Research and founding member of NS1 Labs, will present an open source, extensible, vendor-neutral, and cloud-native solution during INS1GHTS2021 on June 24.

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NS1 has also hired Jeremy Stretch as a distinguished engineer. Stretch is the inventor and lead maintainer of NetBox, a prominent open-source infrastructure resource modeling tool on GitHub. Prior to joining NS1, he worked at DigitalOcean as a lead network developer, where he was in charge of the design and automation of a dozen data center networks throughout the world.

Jeremy Stretch and the growing NetBox community have created a widely used framework for modeling network architecture and automating it. Stretch will work with the NetBox community as part of the NS1 Labs team to speed up development and explore new paths to value for NetBox and NS1 clients. Jeremy Stretch will describe how NetBox can act as a network’s ‘source of truth’ and how enterprises can begin automating network services during the INS1GHTS2021 event.

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