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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 ...
June 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - June 2014 Welcome to the June 2014 edition of th...
Inarguably one of the drivers of software-defined architectures (cloud, SDDC, and SDN) as well as movements like DevOps is the complexity inherent in today's data center networks. For years now we've added applications and services, and responded to new threats and requirements from th...
#cloud #SDAS #AWS And you can try it out for free...  June 30, 2014 (The Internet) Today F5 Networks, which delivers solutions for an application world, announced it had completed jumping through the hoops necessary to offer an hourly (utility) billing model for its BIG-IP VE (Vi...
[This post was originally written for and published on The Rayno Report.] Software Defined Networking (SDN) has quickly spawned what appears in some respects to be a cottage industry of would-be disruptors to the more traditional networking approaches. With hundreds of millions of doll...
Cyberjaya, Malaysia, June 28, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Free Net Business Solutions Sdn Bhd (“FREENET”) is the first IT Outsourcing Provider and data centre in Malaysia to obtain certification in ISO 50001:2011 – Energy Management System. ISO 50001 is based on the managemen...
Tune in July 18 at 10 a.m. PST to hear Andre Viera, Plexxi’s product manager, co-present with Iron Mountain on SDNCentral’s DemoFriday.  This demonstration on multi-site datacenter fabrics will illustrate the creation of an optical interconnect between data centers and will showcase ho...
Some people believe good or bad things always happen in threes. I believe you will always be able to find three (and probably more) things that are good or bad and somewhat related, but sometimes I get surprised by the apparent coincidental appearance of several closely related “things...
Depending on who you ask, the primary objective of SDN is to improve management and operations. By centralizing control, things like provisioning and troubleshooting can be streamlined, reducing the time and effort it takes to perform tasks. From that central point of control, a number...
72%. That's an estimate of how much of the IT budget is allocated to simply keeping the lights on (a euphemism for everything from actually keeping the lights on to cooling, heating, power, maintenance, upgrades, and day to day operations) in the data center. In a recent Forrester Res...
Mobile providers, system integrators, enterprises and Governments have opportunity to partner with Iskratel and take advantage of innovative solutions to bridge the gap between old and new architectures Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Kranj, Slovenia, 24 June 2014 Iskratel, one of the worl...
Ask two politically opposed people in any given country about the causes of the country’s problems, and guess what? Each will give you an answer filtered through their world-view. Through what they know, and what they believe. That is not to say one is right and one is wrong, both simp...
The announcement this week that Facebook is acquiring Pryte should make operators sit up and take notice. The communications landscape is evolving at break neck speed and operators need to start shouting about where they can bring value, before they get drowned out by the noise. Beca...
Ask two politically opposed people in any given country about the causes of the country’s problems, and guess what? Each will give you an answer filtered through their world-view. Through what they know, and what they believe. That is not to say one is right and one is wrong, both simp...
As we noted last week, the SDN ecosystem has gained strength and the industry is predicted to change dramatically in the coming months. In an interesting piece this week in Network WorldArt Fewell urges network professionals to shift their concentration from the competitive landscape o...
Network address management ought to be, according to the conventional wisdom, a problem that’s been solved long ago. Yet, when you add in complexities like a private cloud infrastructure, everything isn’t always as easy as it seems at first blush. DDI (the management of DNS, DHCP and I...
About 8 years ago at my previous employer we started a project related to Autonomic Networking. Autonomic Networking is modeled after Autonomic Computing, an IBM initiative from the early 2000s, targeted at creating self managing computing elements. The network version intends to creat...
Partner recognised for delivering 60% YoY revenue growth during FY13 18th June 2014 - Computacenter, Europe's preferred IT provider to enable users and their business, today announces that it has been presented with the Rising Star Award at the F5 Agility customer and partner conferenc...
SAN JOSE, Calif; June 18th, 2014 -Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) has further extended its worldwide technology leadership by promoting Curt Beckmann to the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Previously Principal Architect, in this new role Beckman...
Internet usage is evolving, and so are the application scenarios for business technology. In the foreseeable future, desktop personal computers will produce a much smaller share of commercial internet protocol (IP) traffic. Mobile and portable devices -- other than PCs -- will drive th...
As IT continues its evolution towards a more integrated ecosystem of applications and infrastructure, the very nature of infrastructure platforms will change. Higher technology tides float all boats, and that will reduce the gap between the best of breed and the good enough. The result...
Written By Sultan Dawood, Marketing Manager Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, SDN, NFV, Next generation Data Centers and Wireless Broadband [...]