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There is no doubt that software defined networking has the power to improve network performance on college campuses. University networks demand flexible and reliable solutions and many institutions are turning to SDN to save time, increase efficiency and reduce IT costs. A few of the a...
The Industry's First NFV-Ready Composite Web, Audio and Video Optimization Solution Honored for Delivering Exceptional LTE StrategiesREDWOOD CITY, Calif, August 15, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today tha...
Is open source positioned to become the next mode of standardization in the virtualization world? It appears that might very well be the case following the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group’s deci...
User Experience (UX), in networking is a tricky thing. It’s not just about the direct user interaction of a particular feature or of a particular product. Over at Packet Pushers, we see many blog entries reviewing network products. Time and time again, they show us that UX encompass...
#ACI #SDN With the availability of the F5 device package for Cisco APIC, you can now rapidly provision the (entire) network from top to bottom.  A key concern of IT continues to center on provisioning of network services. Whether eliminating the time consuming task of manually pr...
In the five seconds it takes you to read this, 60% of your visitors just abandoned your site. Another 20% were gone before you even hit the first comma, and 30% of all them are purchasing from one of your competitors. That's what Limelight Networks "State of the User Experience" says,...
Application delivery, as defined as its own little corner of the network industry, has been fairly focused on assuring the performance, security and availability of applications since its inception back around 2003. Oh, the ways in which those three core tenets have been supported by a...
In a previous article, we talked about “Short T’s.” We talked about how, in network engineering, the “T” is very long: Configuring a network to achieve business goals requires considerable skill and knowledge. While we set up a conceptual model in that post to talk about what “T” me...
Have you ever wished that enterprise integration were as simple as snapping together LEGO Blocks? That’s the vision of San Mateo, California-based SnapLogic. The brainchild of […]
I am honored that the Cloud Expo conference organizers have asked me to be the Tech Chair for DevOps Summit 2014. The positive response from so many people I respect has been wonderful. Thank you to all who sent good wishes – it means a lot to me to have your support. Part of what mak...
Plexxi is busy gearing up for VMworld which takes place August 24 – 28, 2014 in San Francisco. Stop by booth 747 to talk with our team, view live demos, and pick up a pair of our infamous socks! We look forward to seeing you there. Big Data fabrics enable scalability and increased cont...
July 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - July 2014 Welcome to the July 2014 edition of th...
Application delivery is always evolving. Initially, applications were delivered out of a physical data center, either dedicated raised floor at the corporate headquarters or from some leased space rented from one of the web hosting vendors during the late 1990’s to early 2000’s or some...
The benefits of automation are well understood: more agile service provisioning, faster time to insight when there are issues, and a reduction in human error as manual interaction is reduced. Much of the premise behind long-term SDN architectural advantages is steeped in the hope that ...
As SDN gains traction within the private sector we are also seeing federal agencies adopt it as they identify the need for network infrastructure changes. While it may be instinctual to say ‘yes’  to upgrading the network to include every new additional feature offered, especially when...
#SDN #SDAS There's a whole lot more to software-defined networking than OpenFlow... There's a lot of gnashing of teeth and gnawing at industry reports over the apparent reluctance of organizations to jump with both feet into the SDN ring. According to a new QuinStreet Enterp...
#SDN #SDAS There's a whole lot more to software-defined networking than OpenFlow... There's a lot of gnashing of teeth and gnawing at industry reports over the apparent reluctance of organizations to jump with both feet into the SDN ring. According to a new QuinStreet Enterp...
Deep integration with Parallels alongside extended networking support for VMware further expand the Flexiant ecosystemLondon, UK - 23 July 2014 - Flexiant today announced the release of Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator V4.2. With V4.2, Flexiant tightens its integration with Parallels Automa...
A common meme in the strategic planning world is that there is no one pre-determined future. The objective in strategic planning is not to forecast a single outcome but rather to identify a number of possible outcomes. Preparedness comes in having thought through multiple possible end ...
    We (and in particular me) are interested in understanding your current application architectures and what you think about cloud, SDN and things related to application services. Yes, we want your opinion. Your responses will be confidential and reported only in aggreg...
I’ll be presenting an updated version of my Crash Course on Open Source Cloud Computing presentation at OSCON 2014. I have some new material on Docker and SDN along with the latest updates on cloud software. Here’s the official excerpt: The open source mantra is to release ...
We hope you were able to tune in to our latest installation of DemoFriday with SDNCentral. In the webinar, our own Marten Terpstra and Andre Viera with Ramen Sud and Sam Gopal of Iron Mountain discussed how SDN provides the flexibility and balance essential for managing transport betwe...
Much has been published about the Open Compute Project. Initiated by Facebook, it has become an industry effort focused on standardization of many parts and components in the datacenter. Initially focused on racks, power and server design, it has also added storage and now networking t...
London, 17 July - Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, today announced it has been positioned as a "Leader" in Gartner's Cloud Enabled Managed Hosting Magic Quadrant, Europe, July 9, 2014.Interoute's CTO Matthew Finnie believes Interoute has received t...
Nearly Half of Network Operations Staff Do Not Use Network Monitoring Tools, Limiting Visibility Into Network Events and Leading to Finger Pointing Among IT GroupsCosta Mesa, California, 15 July 2014 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and mana...
One of the primary principles of object-oriented programming (OOP) is encapsulation. Encapsulation is the way in which the state of an object is protected from manipulation in a way that is not consistent with the way the variable is intended to be manipulated. The variable (state) is ...
Last week Greg Ferro (@etherealmind) wrote this article about his experience with scripting as a method for network automation, with the ultimate conclusion that scripting does not scale. Early in my career I managed a small network that grew to be a IP over X.25 hub of Europe for a...
Cloud computing has finally come into its own. While we’ve been hearing for 8 years or more that cloud computing would one day take over the enterprise, the fact of the matter is that it’s been slow going. While the spread of cloud computing solutions hasn’t been as rapid as many earl...
It's an application world; a world that is rapidly expanding. With new opportunities and markets arising driven by mobility and the Internet of Things, it is only going to keep expanding as applications are deployed to provision, license, and manage the growing sensors and devices in t...
The primary objective for networking for decades has been to provide connectivity between resources. In the early days, mere connectivity was valuable enough to make it a service by itself. Then the game shifted to providing bandwidth – essentially more connectivity. Since that time, w...
Earlier this month our friend Greg Ferro wrote an article highlighting his experience with scripting for networking automation and the resulting issues with scaling. It’s definitely worth a read. In response, our own Marten Terpstra (resident king of #TerpstraThursdays on Twitter) penn...
PITTSBURGH, PA - July 10, 2014 - Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, announced that it has raised an additional $20 million in venture financing, bringing the total amount invested in the company to $72 million. The Series-D funding round was l...
One of the benefits of SDN is centralized control. That is, there is a single repository containing the known current state of the entire network. It is this centralization that enables intelligent application of new policies to govern and control the network - from new routes to user ...
Milan, July 8, 2014 - The CEO of a leading telecommunications company today called for a borderless Europe with a single digital market to be created as part of a bid to stimulate investment in next generation networks in Europe. Italtel's CEO Stefano Pileri made the call to action as ...
Brocade Fibre Channel Connectivity Supports and Enhances New EMC VMAX³ and XtremIO Product FamiliesSAN JOSE, Calif.,-July 8, 2014: Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD), the leader in data center fabric networking solutions, today announced that Brocade® Gen 5 Fibre Channel Storage Area...
Mobile security leader to help accelerate software defined infrastructure solutionsDALLAS & DUBLIN - July 8, 2014 - AdaptiveMobile (www.adaptivemobile.com), the world leader in mobile security, today announced it has joined the Intel® Network Builders programme, a cross-indust...
How often have you heard someone say ‘We’re moving to the cloud’ or ‘It’s all in the cloud now’? Going to the cloud has become part of the vernacular in everyday conversation. The cloud is the place to go, the place to be. If you haven’t gone to the cloud you are being left behind. The...
While the bulk of the networking industry’s focus is on CapEx and automation, the two major trends driving changes in these areas will have a potentially greater impact on that which matters most: availability. In fact, despite that datacenter purchasing decisions skew towards CapEx, t...
If LinkedIn profiles are any indication, User Experience (frequently shortened to UX) is the new orange. Indeed, across all manners of technology, there is an increasing focus on improving user experience. Driven in part by Apple’s success on the consumer side, it would appear that IT ...
In the video at this link and embedded below I provide some context on new approaches to data can enhance outcomes for public sector organizations, with a focus on real world use cases. I also mention key requirements which apply at most government organizations for their data and how ...