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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...
Virtualisation needs to move beyond the business value of simply consolidating workloads and saving on power and cooling. Virtualisation now offers the ability for businesses to transform their operational models and more importantly their application lifecycle management processes.
We are a few short days away from the biggest spectacle in sports – the Super Bowl. It is impossible to avoid talk this week of Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos, the Seattle Seahawks, and the NFL in general. But does the NFL have anything to teach tech industries? The NFL is a mas...
The coming “Internet of Many Different Things” is not a world that is still way out in the future. According to researchers, somewhere between 2008 and 2009 there were as many “things” connected to the Internet as the number of people on the planet – over 6 billion! According to GSMA...
#SDAS #SDDC A programmable platform should be more than just lipstick on a CLI The term programmability is, like every other term associated with hype-driven trends, used to describe a wide range of capabilities. In general, when applied to "the network", programmability implies one o...
Salt Lake City, UT, January 27, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that the Fusion ioControl hybrid flash array has outperformed other hybrid storage arrays by up to 7x in testing conducted by The Tolly Group. In its testing, The Tolly Group found that Fusion ioCo...
During a session at Gartner Data Center 2013 (Software Defined Networking? Not a Question of If, A Matter of When and How) the question of SDN adoption was asked by speakers Joe Skorupa and Andrew Lerner of an approximately 100 person audience. These are the (very informal and totally ...
New Adapters Increase Server Virtualisation Density, Connect Hybrid Clouds with Virtual Networks Fabrics, Enable SDN with Open APIs and Optimise Application DeliveryCOSTA MESA, Calif, January 23, 2014 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and man...
Last week I walked through the packet formats for VXLAN and NVGRE specifically focused on ways by which the overlay packets provide information to the physical network that help the physical network. Some of the initial extreme thoughts that the overlay and physical network can and sho...
Companies are increasingly moving their data security to the cloud. By the 2015, 10% of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities will be delivered in the cloud, according to a study conducted by Gartner. In fact, the cloud data security market is expected to reach $4.2 billi...
More and more enterprises are managing distributed infrastructures and applications that need to share data. This data sharing can be [...]
There is a question we need to ask. It is a question which might end up annoying some people in the Cloud industry however it is one which we need to ask. Was the Cloud designed to be this way? This is to say, was the Cloud designed as terminology meant to distract everyday consumers f...
Analyst Joe Hoffman sees Openwave Mobility's Integra platform as a highly scalable solution for networks to optimize and monetize video traffic REDWOOD CITY, Calif- January 20, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, today a...
By Bob GourleyYou know the top federal IT news of 2013, after all, you probably lived it.  We all tracked topics like the Shutdown and its impact on IT, HealthCare.gov, NSA programs, Data Center consolidation efforts. Every one of those stories have something in common. None of them we...
This week Kyle Alspach wrote a feature on Plexxi in the Boston Business Journal: Plexxi heads out of startup mode, says Cisco ‘in tune’ with networking approach. Kyle discusses how far we’ve come as a startup in the last few years, as we continue to increase our customer ba...
By Prayson PateWhen discussing innovation, most people focus on advances in technology.  Technology is important, but it is only one of three key components required for innovation.  In order to maximize the opportunity for successful innovation, one must combine the following: A custo...
There have been many articles describing overlay networks in the past few quarters. It's a relatively straightforward concept, not far removed from some of the older VPN technologies very popular a while ago. The actual transport of packets is probably the simplest, it is the control p...
Welcome to the future where light bulbs suck power for WiFi even when they are switched off (as reported by Redmonk's Tom Raftery), where a smart thermostat company is bought for $3.2 billion, and where electric vehicles can take commands from your wristwatch. What does this all hav...
Service assurance for the cloud will be shaped by innovation and open guidelinesSan Francisco, CA and London, UK-January 14, 2014 - Moogsoft, the leading pioneer of service assurance solutions for managing cloud and hybrid infrastructures, has joined the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA...
To lower IT operational costs and/or to become more agile, the business must simplify the processes to deliver and manage infrastructure and the applications running on that infrastructure. Focusing on one without the other is simply applying yet another band-aid to an already hampered...
If you happened to be in attendance at CES (Consumers Electronic Show) 2014 in Las Vegas, you might have picked up some information about the Internet of Things. It seems, to our ears, the Internet of Things has gone from a small and interesting topic of conversation at Cloud trade sho...
By Sheri HarrisonThe US Office of Foreign Assets Control sets regulations for economic practices between the United States and other countries. It ensures that all interactions between domestic companies and foreign companies maintain U.S. national security. What does this organization...
Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a wide array of predictions for what’s to come in 2014. Vendors, analysts and reporters alike have been guessing which companies will succeed, which technologies will falter and where the industry will stand a year from now. Despite all the different ...
Purchasing decisions in networking have long been dominated, especially on the non-provider side, by CapEx. At one point, Cisco had commissioned a study from IDC that indicated just under two-thirds of the purchasing decision was based on capital costs. And if you look at the rise of m...
The recent announcement of the open-sourcing of the Codebox IDE is a good excuse to take a break and examine some current cloud-based IDEs. If you’re new to the space, a cloud IDE lets developers code and manage their projects from a browser. This lets you keep all of your code in the...
Oracle’s acquisition of cloud-based services company Corente topped the headlines this week. As Mike Bushong noted in a recent post, Oracle’s third cloud acquisition and pursuit of SDN pushes the company into closer competition with Cisco. Both IT giants are looking to expand their mar...
For as long as I remember networking has struggled with the balance between aggregated and individual traffic flows. Following the abilities of the technology components we use, we have been forced to aggregate, only to be allowed to de-aggregate or skip aggregation when technology cau...
With SDN top of mind (or at least top of news feeds) of late, it's natural to wonder how F5's architecture, Synthesis, relates to SDN. You may recall that SDN -or something like it - was inevitable due to increasing pressure on IT to improve service velocity in the network to match th...
Cloud computing is great, right? As a way to get something up and running quickly, affordably, and with a minimum of fuss, it can rarely be beaten. But some of the most compelling attributes of the public cloud are best suited to ephemeral or (relatively!) short-term use cases. You can...
I have commented a few times (here and here) that the move towards software-defined everything means that new combatants will be stepping into what has been traditionally been a fairly sparsely populated networking boxing ring. If one of the end games for SDN is a tighter link between ...
So I’ve been staring at this blinking cursor for the last 5 minutes wondering what story to tell. ‘Once upon a time, there was a….‘ No that won’t work. ‘It was a dark and dreary night as our protagonist grudgingly dragged his feet toward the impending…‘ No, not that either. How ab...
Why is it that the definition of SDN continues to get debated? I think the definition of SDN remains a bit squishy. And while I am not entirely certain that it matters (people shouldn’t be buying SDN; they should be building networks), it is an interesting phenomenon, and understand...
As we embrace 2014, it’s important to focus on emerging trends to predict any industry changes this year and in the coming years. Mike Bushong reviewed 2013 on the Plexxi blog and noted important events that will likely carry into this year, including how 2013 initiated SDN deployments...