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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...
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...