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SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 11, 2014 - Coriant today announced the Coriant Dynamic Optical CloudTM, an end-to-end and highly programmable infrastructure solution that enables service providers to cost-effectively address a rapidly changing world of dynamic, virtualized, high-bandw...
Flexible, multi-terabit packet optical transport platform reduces OPEX/CAPEX and forms key building block for Coriant's Dynamic Optical CloudTM solutionSAN FRANCISCO, California, March 11, 2014 - Coriant today announced the availability of the mTera Universal Transport Platform, a powe...
Industry Veteran to Lead Company's Drive to Position Itself as the 'Network Provider of Choice to the World's Data Centres' SAN JOSE, Calif - March 11, 2014: Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced the appointment of Christine Heckart to the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). ...
There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book “David and Goliat...
Proponents of pure software infrastructures often point to rapid provisioning (like right now, push a button and blam! Instant scale) as one of the reasons to "go software." Superficially this is true. If your infrastructure is all software (or virtual, if you prefer) then when you nee...
When was the last time you had a technology conversation that did not include the word ‘cloud’ in it? Gartner predicts that by 2016 the bulk of IT spend will be for the cloud. Gartner also believes that ‘nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of ...
The term "Big Data" is quite possibly one of the most difficult IT-related terms to pin down ever. There are so many potential types of, and applications for Big Data that it can be a bit daunting to consider all of the possibilities. Thankfully, for IT operations staff, Big Data is mo...
Google’s pursuit of self-driving cars has been well documented over the years. The promise of fleets of self-driving vehicles that could potentially make driving safer while simultaneously shortening commute times makes it one of the most attractive futures technologies around. But whe...
Today PerspecSys announced the results of a survey conducted at the 2014 RSA Conference concerning the attitudes and policies of organizations towards cloud-based security. After polling 130 security professionals on the show floor of the RSA Conference, PerspecSys found that "an overw...
LIn 1974 a specification was developed that would, eventually, launch what we know of as "The Internet." That specification was TCP and though it is often overshadowed by HTTP as the spark that lit the fire under the Internet, without TCP HTTP wouldn't have a (transport) leg to stand o...
Disaster recovery is about being able to get your business back up and running as quick as you can after the disaster happens. Throughout this series, my teammates have focused on the Infrastructure side of the house, servers, virtual machines, etc. You can see the full series here: D...
Back in the noughties I made the conscious decision as a Storage guy to immerse myself into what was being termed server virtualization and understanding the product offerings of a relatively new company named VMware. To this day I remember the incredulous looks and responses I receive...
It was a big week for the networking/SDN world. In the last few days alone we saw shifts in the industry coming out of the 2014 Open Networking Summit, a mass of great content trailing out of Network Field Day 7 and some great insight at the CableLabs event. We also saw some of the [&#...
#sdas #webperf New TCP algorithms and protocols in a platform net improved performance for apps The original RFC for TCP (793) was written in September of 1981. Let's pause for a moment and reflect on that date. When TCP was introduced applications on "smart" devices was relegated to...
If the future of federated controllers is based on service layering, then how do multiple controllers manage the same device? Is there a requirement for state synchronization? Do they share information about device operation or configuration? Is there a need for controllers that are ma...
Incredibly it's that time of year again when voting commences for the Top Virtualization blog of the year and I've just been pinged a note that The SANMAN blog has been nominated again for voting! Last year's nomination was also a nice surprise as the blog ended up being a New Entry in...
By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions If it’s Spring, then it is time for OFC/NFOEC – the [...]
As SDN moves closer to large-scale deployments, the issue of controller scaling is becoming a hotter topic. The consensus seems to favor some form of distributed cluster environment, likely in the form of federated clusters. But how should these federations be formed? The first thin...
The OpenStack Summit session voting is officially open, and Plexxi has two sessions in the running. Check out sessions from Nils Swart, The Future of OpenStack Networking, and Derick Winkworth, Group Policies for Neutron and evolving the abstraction model to merge with OpenDaylight, an...
If you are new school or old school, then will you be stuck on those school's of thought or advanced to the current and future schools? From the old school folks you will hear things along the lines of that is how we do or did it. Also you might hear things along the lines of lets use...
A lot of security-minded folks immediately pack up their bags and go home when you start talking about automating anything in the security infrastructure. Automating changes to data center firewalls, for example, seem to elicit a reaction akin not unlike that to a suggestion to putting...
What started out as a mechanism to program flows into network switches and routers in a standard way is evolving into a full blown forwarding engine programming and management specification. In the latest version of the spec (1.4, released in October 2013), the abilities exist to confi...
It is exceedingly difficult for individuals to match their capability to perform a job or function exactly with their experience in that role. For the upwardly mobile, being promoted into a new challenging role means heading into something with the capability but minus the experience. ...
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 ...