Apstra at NFD16

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Apstra at NFD16
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Apstra at NFD16

Apstra at NFD16

 A year ago Derick Winkworth (@CloudToad) and I introduced Apstra and AOS version 1.0 at Network Field Day 13. Without a doubt it was an AOSome event! If you missed the show you can catch our videos here. Derick and I focused on the AOS data center application, and with it introduced concepts of Intent-Based Network Systems. Since Apstra’s launch the industry has rallied around IBN. I am so excited to be a part of Apstra, pioneering this new technology and approach that I like to call the “Iron Man suit” for network professionals. At NFD13 we showed you AOS from the network operator’s point of view, that is, how networking teams can use AOS to automate network services in the data center. Many companies have asked us how they could build their own Intent Based Networking applications on AOS. Given such tremendous interest, Derick and the team will be back at NFD16 to give you a peek under the hood and feature parts of AOS that drives all IBN applications. 

Visa Rule Change Signals Support for PF Model

Payments
Visa Rule Change Signals Support for PF Model
Payment Facilitor
Visa Rule Change Signals Support for PF Model
As the payment facilitator model evolves, the card networks are increasingly embracing it as a driver of merchant acceptance globally. A recent rule change from Visa further affirms that PFs are in a solid position.

Demonetization: Success, Failure, or Something in Between?

Payments
Demonetization: Success, Failure, or Something in Between?
Payment Facilitor
Demonetization: Success, Failure, or Something in Between?
Much of the conversation surrounding the release of the Reserve Bank of India’s annual report last week focused on the return of demonetized currency to the system – a confirmation, in the eyes of critics, that the policy of demonetization did not work as intended.

Square to Enter Banking; Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: News Roundup

Payments
Square to Enter Banking; Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: News Roundup
Payment Facilitor
Square to Enter Banking; Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: News Roundup
Square ended speculation by confirming its banking intentions this week. Chinese mobile wallet provider and payment facilitator Alipay continues its rapid expansion, adding to its stream of expansion and partnership announcements this week. And Mastercard introduced a program for merchants and other businesses looking for help going digital.

Square Reaches Out to Sellers in a New Way with Brick-and-Mortar Location

Payments
Square Reaches Out to Sellers in a New Way with Brick-and-Mortar Location
Payment Facilitor
Square Reaches Out to Sellers in a New Way with Brick-and-Mortar Location
As a new company, Square stepped out of the traditional mold to change the way the payments industry thinks about the point of sale. Now it’s once again trying a new way of looking at the way it relates to sellers. Announced last Friday, Square’s first brick-and-mortar store location in Manhattan is focused on its […]

Mastercard Piloting Smartphone Payment Acceptance in Poland

Payments
Mastercard Piloting Smartphone Payment Acceptance in Poland
Payment Facilitor
Mastercard Piloting Smartphone Payment Acceptance in Poland
Mastercard announced a new smartphone payment acceptance pilot in Poland on Wednesday. The solution does not require the purchase of any POS equipment. Users will only need to download a mobile app and create a merchant account to begin accepting payments, making the process simpler and more cost-effective for small and micro-merchants. The company expects […]

Judge Tosses Payments Providers Out of CFPB Debt Collection Case

Payments
Judge Tosses Payments Providers Out of CFPB Debt Collection Case
Payment Facilitor
Judge Tosses Payments Providers Out of CFPB Debt Collection Case
With the news on Friday that a judge had dismissed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s claims against Atlanta-based processor Global Payments and three other payments providers, what can payment facilitators take away from the outcome? The short answer: nothing has changed. This particular case began its journey through the legal system in 2015, when the […]

PayPal Surveys Cash Usage in Asia, Paysafe Wraps Up Acquisition: News Roundup

Payments
PayPal Surveys Cash Usage in Asia, Paysafe Wraps Up Acquisition: News Roundup
Payment Facilitator Mobile Business Compliance Security Payments Industry
PayPal Surveys Cash Usage in Asia, Paysafe Wraps Up Acquisition: News Roundup
In a roundup of news from this week, PayPal reports on the state of payments in Asia as Singapore moves forward toward its own digital future. Also, news from Paysafe, Wirecard and Shopify.