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There was an article written by Thomas Gryta in Monday’s Wall Street Journal discussing AT&T’s Domain 2.0 vendor list. The article is behind a pay wall, so I won’t quote liberally from it here, but the major takeaways were these: AT&T is looking to cut billions in infrastructur...
I’d love to take a poll (feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below) on whether software should be considered a living organism in the purist biological sense. Sure, software is made up of code instead of cells, and it may have trouble finding a home in the classic t...
Cloud-based, real-time notifications for events and promotionsREDWOOD CITY, Calif. And Mobile World Congress Barcelona- February 24th, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, today launched MOTIFY, enabling operators to ale...
Santa Clara, CA, February 23, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – SAI Technology, Inc., a leading LTE, Wi-Fi, Mobile SDN and Cloud RAN technologies company, today announced availability of its LTE Advanced Software solutions (PHY Layer L1, L2 & L3) running o...
It is human nature to try and relate new information and new ways of doing things to something that we know, something we are familiar with. Often when we talk about the way we fit traffic onto a Plexxi mesh network, the reaction is “I know what you mean, you are doing traffic engineer...
With the cloud in its sights as a fast-track strategy for growth, SHI International Corp. has partnered with Zetta.net to round out its expanding portfolio with an enterprise-grade cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution. SHI, which has transformed over the years from a $1 mi...
#virtualization #cloud #sdas The release of Synthesis 1.5 brings more virtual edition options to the table. Most organizations are in transit between running a traditional data centers and managing a more flexible, cloud-enabled model. Their transformation continues to follow some fa...
Despite all our advances in communications—from social networking, to blogs, to actual functional video meetings—the trade conference is still a necessity. Maybe not as much for the content, which makes the rounds pretty fast regardless of whether you attend the … Continue readin...
Estimates based on reports from Google put the number of daily activations of new Android phones at 1.3 Million. Based on reported data from Apple, there are 641 new applications per day added to the App Store. According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index, mobile video now accoun...
Imagine driving down highway 101 in the Bay Area from San Francisco down to San Jose. Suppose that you see brake lights somewhere just north of the airport, and your GPS is kind enough to tell you that severe traffic is ahead. So you hop off 101 and shoot over to 280 South. You know [&...
John Giere of Openwave Mobility and Hu Meena of C Spire highlight industry's first example of "Video as a Service" at 16:00 Tuesday 25th February in Hall 4, Auditorium 3REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona - February 18, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innov...
#sdas #sddc #sdn #devops #mobile F5 Synthesis 1.5 brings more performance, greater application fluency and increased flexibility for both application and mobile network providers.   Are you ready for millions of mobile visitors? With 20% of web traffic in the US and Canada coming...
One of the questions we hear most frequently is “how do I get my data into the cloud?” For many organizations, the benefits of expanding on-premise data storage to include hybrid cloud storage have begun to resonate, but they struggle to get started as they determine how to get move da...
One month from today, Plexxi’s Nils Swart and Derick Winkworth will participate in SDNCentral’s DemoFriday to illustrate application abstraction using OpenDaylight. We encourage you to register here and check out the demo on March 14 at 10 a.m. PDT.  In our video of the week, Dan Bachm...
There are a plethora of tactics used to test applications as they move to production. For example, as a developer I've created data and captured data for testing and - my favorite - ignored testing altogether. After all, it worked on my machine. The reason there are so many tactics ...
February 2014 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter Data Infrastructure Insights By Greg Schulz Welcome to the February 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trend...
When did bad guys first fall in love (Valentine’s Day spirit is in the air, after all) with air ducts?  Was it in 1962 when three Alcatraz convicts successfully escaped The Rock through the air vents?  Was it in Men in Black II when alien worms used them to get to the power control of ...
Not entirely unexpected, the optical capabilities in our switch have provoked questions from customers and potential customers on whether the Plexxi solution could be used to create campus, metro or even long distance multi site fabrics. The answer to that question is a resounding yes,...
The rapidly growing cloud market and the significant shifts in the voice and data services marketplace have created unprecedented challenges and opportunities for service providers. While the challenges presented to service providers are numerous and of strategic significance, in the i...
Cloud computing transitions information technology (IT) from being "systems of physically integrated hardware and software" to "systems of virtually integrated services". This transition makes interoperability the difference between the success and failure of IT deployments, especially...
It’s not clear to me whether there is really a conclusion to a technology trend. I suppose that one trend begets another and that morphs into another. So in some sense, discussing the SDN end game is really foolish. It seems most likely that we all stop talking about SDN in another yea...
We get quite caught up in high level architectures at times. It is good to read some posts that focus on design and implementation and the practicality of taking higher level architectures to reality. Two of Ivan’s posts caught my eye this week. In the first, he discusses the differenc...
The key message of my presentation was that DDN’s WOS leverages OCP to optimize efficiency for object storage, but at the same time enables the Open Compute Community to build scale-out and more efficient object storage. The NO-FS (no file system) architecture of WOS enables OCP hardwa...
It is time for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi Russia where competitors including some athletes come together in what has become a mix of sporting and entertainment engaging activities. Some of these activities including real Olympic game events are heavier on sports appeal, so...
This week The OpenDaylight Project released the first version of its SDN and NFV software, Hydrogen. Michael Bushong wrote a post on the relevance of this release earlier this week. As a contributor, we think Hydrogen is significant because it’s the networking industry’s largest open s...
I've been following SSL for a long, long time. Since before the turn of the century, in fact. I devised performance tests back in the day that, on at least one system (back when PCI was still the standard method of enabling SSL hardware acceleration) actually melted circuits on the hos...
There is no such thing as an information recession however there the realities of economic challenges in IT data centers also known as information factories. Likewise, people and data are living longer with increased dependency on information being available and reliable when needed. ...
CA Technologies says, “For DevOps to work correctly, it must be treated as a movement, not a market for a specific vendor’s products.” As Arlo Guthrie once sang, with three people it is an organization. But if we can find … Continue reading →
The biggest difference between high-performance teams and more average teams is that the high-performance group actually acts like a team. That statement is so obvious, I am going to let it stand on its own. If you look at most groups, they tend to act less like teams and more like...
Open source is playing an increasingly important role in IT infrastructure generally. Certainly, the role of open source in the compute space is well understood, and networking has been making its own migration towards open source with the OpenDaylight movement. But is open source a na...
Telecoms system integrators, distributors and telcos have a unique opportunity to partner with Iskratel to deploy a working SDN application, ready for access and flow-based switching immediatelySTOCKHOLM, Sweden and KRANJ, Slovenia. 4 February 2014 At FTTH Conference 2014, Iskratel, on...
Application development trends significantly impact the design of data center networks. Today there are two trends driving a variety of transformation in the network: API dominance and micro-architectures. Combined with a tendency for network operations to protect its critical infrastr...
As enterprises become familiar with SDN and its benefits, it should be no surprise that one of the most familiar names in enterprise data centers would offer up a solution designed to automate and speed the process of setting up and managing these new networks. That's ultimately the go...
NetMatch-S evolves to Cloud environment with the internal adoption of Cloud technologyMilan, February 3rd, 2014 - Italtel today announced the availability of NetMatch-S, the world's first Cloud-inside Session Border Controller (SBC), which uses Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) an...
OpenDaylight’s first release, appropriately named the Hydrogen release, is imminently available. This marks the initial release of the networking industry’s largest open source SDN initiative. While most of the attention will naturally flow towards the newly-minted controll...
2014 will likely be a year of dual business goals for forward-thinking senior executives. Responding to ongoing needs for business efficiency and growth, but also adapting to exploit a fundamentally different digital commerce paradigm. Commercial digitalization, based upon the latest ...
Next month Networking Field Day 7 will take place in San Jose, CA from February 19 – 21. As always, Plexxi is excited to engage in candid discussions with fellow networking enthusiasts. Matt Oswalt recently posted to his blog about NFD 7 and described Plexxi as “taking the flamethrower...
A newish trend is quietly (comparatively speaking) increasing across the Internets. The basic premise is that end-users aren't being charged for data traversing mobile networks when accessing certain sites, much in the manner users are not charged for calling a company's toll free (800...
To say that cloud security for cloud computing is gaining traction would be the understatement of our era. Whether in public clouds, private clouds, or hybrid scenarios – it seems like everyone is in the cloud. Healthcare providers, eCommerce, disaster recovery services, data storage...
Big news in networking today as Dell announced plans to ship its Force10 switches with Cumulus software. The news is covered in several places, including the following: Forbes Wall Street Journal Enterprise Networking Planet Network World These articles do a good job of explaining what...