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Written by Sultan Dawood, Marketing Manager As SDN and NFV continue to be top of mind technologies for service providers, [...]
Last week’s Arista IPO put a spotlight on the current state of the SDN arena. As Scott Raynovich recently reported, there are now 10 software defined networking startups with valuations of over $100 million. With this in mind, it’s clear the industry is set for some definite change. We...
In December 2012, research firm Coleman Parkes released a landmark study about the business benefits of service virtualization. The findings were significant: 60% of the respondents indicated that unavailability of systems for testing routinely caused software projects to be delivered ...
Thanks for attending one of my recent DevOps talks over the past few weeks in our community! In this article, I’m providing a copy of my deck, a session recording and additional resources to help you learn more about how your DevOps transformation and processes can be accelerate...
Strategic initiative answers demand for interoperable SDN and NFV solutionsSAN JOSE, Calif, June 11, 2014 - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today unveiled the Brocade® Vyatta® Platform, the first phase of a multiyear strategy that delivers an open and modular networking platform for c...
#devops #cloud #sdn       It was a long and full day for me at Devops Summit. I could fill a week or more with blogs on ideas I both agreed - and of course, disagreed - with from sessions and panels. But for now, here's a digestible selection.  Eph...
#devops #sdn The world of technology is shifting its center to applications. That means everything from operations to networking is trying to enable a more application-driven or application-aware or application-X model of delivering network and application services. While it looks ele...
#devops #sdn The world of technology is shifting its center to applications. That means everything from operations to networking is trying to enable a more application-driven or application-aware or application-X model of delivering network and application services. While it looks ele...
There are two fairly recurrent memes in IT infrastructure: the There’s an API for that! theme, and the Out of box! theme. It is actually telling that both continue to get play in IT given that they represent polar opposites. Assuming that each has a value, when do you need something th...
There’s no shortage of talk this week about Arista’s IPO. The company began trading on the NYSE today above the market’s expectations, leading to a strong start right out of the gate. In my opinion, Arista’s IPO demonstrates the viability of hardware and the robustness of Ethernet swit...
Written By Volker Tegtmeyer, Senior Manager Product & Solution Marketing The industry is going through a huge business transformation. Enterprises [...]
A while ago I wrote a few articles describing the various tunnel protocols used for network virtualization between vSwitches on servers, and between vSwitches and physical network gateways. These are the mechanisms that construct overlay networks on top of a physical network. VMWare us...
Low video quality and data-charge fears will let down a third of Europe's World Cup fansREDWOOD CITY, Calif - June 5, 2014- Research commissioned by Openwave Mobility, across UK, Spain and Germany has revealed that 1 in 3 British consumers who would love to watch the Brazilian World Cu...
Networking seems to be an industry that thrives on anticipation. At various times, the anticipation bounces between topics (when SDN will hit production environments, when Cisco would spin in Insieme, and so on), but the entire space seems to bounce around from anticipated event to ant...
In February 2011, Vivek Kundra announced the “Cloud First” policy across the US Government. The directive, issued through the Office of Management and Budget, required agencies to give cloud technology first priority in developing IT projects. He also described cloud computing as a “10...
Milan, June 3, 2014 - Italtel has received the "Cisco Partner of the Year Award for South Europe for Architectural Excellence: Service Provider Architectures" naming it the best partner in the South Europe region in the design and construction of complex architectures for service provi...
How many different solutions do you need in order to implement an enterprise quality mobile solution? I think this is a worthy question. In years past MEAP (mobile enterprise application platform) and MADP (mobile application development platform) vendors tried to cover all of your nee...
The Pew Research Center Internet Project, one of the current initiatives overseen by Pew Research, is attempting to mark the World Wide Web’s 25th anniversary with a thorough look at the Internet’s future. The most recent report is called the Internet of Things, a phrase for modern dev...
If you take a high-performance racing class, one of the first things you will experience is a ride around the track in a vehicle that seems ill-equipped for racing. Some classes might take you around the course in an average car like a Kia, while others might be a bit more dramatic and...
April and May 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Server and StorageIO Update newsletter - April and May 2014 Welcome to the Apr...
Is there an information or data recession? Are you using less storage? (With Polls) By Greg Schulz Is there an information or data recession? Are you using less storage? (With Polls) Is there an information recession where you are creating, processing, moving or saving les...
This week our Cambridge team is at TiECON East 2014, one of the largest entrepreneurship conferences on the East Coast. We take pride in being a part of the Boston tech scene, so it’s great to be here among so many other entrepreneurs and leaders from the area. If you happen to be atte...
That thing, next to the other thing, talking to this thing needs something to make it interoperate properly. That’s the goal of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) which hopes to establish common ways that machines share information and move data. IBM, Cisco, GE and AT&T have a...
Telecom Italia is constantly on the lookout for innovative technologies that provide a competitive advantage. The goal is to be the first [...]
New York, NY, May 29, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2014) will dedicate more than 1,500 presentations to the next generation of wireless and wireline advancements worldwide during its next annual event to be held June 10 – 14 at the H...
One of the challenges in scaling modern data centers rises directly from an increase in network complexity over the past few years. We can argue why complexity has increased, but it's reasonable to say that scaling data centers means more boxes - more servers, more network gear, more m...
Less than one in ten enterprises has faith in its existing network; more agile infrastructures are needed to deliver next-generation applications and servicesSAN JOSE, Calif: Wednesday 28 May, 2014 - New research* commissioned by Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) indicates that enterprises are b...
BriefingsDirect had an opportunity to uncover more about about such new, agile business services at the recent 2014 Ariba LIVE Conference in Las Vegas when we spoke to Erik Gershwind, President and CEO of MSC Industrial Supply in Melville, New York. MSC has been using the Ariba Networ...
It's a given, this year more CIOs will shift their focus from selective IT efficiency to overall IT effectiveness. In 2014 and beyond, enterprise IT leadership will be judged on their ability to meet the demands of tech-savvy Line of Business users.This is the type of meaningful progre...
When people write about software-defined architectures being "disruptive" to the network they're doing a bit of a disservice to just how much change is occurring under the hood in the engine that drives today's businesses. The notion of separating control and data planes is superficial...
#IoT #OpenStack #SDN When people write about software-defined architectures being "disruptive" to the network they're doing a bit of a disservice to just how much change is occurring under the hood in the engine that drives today's businesses. The notion of separating control and data...
With Cisco Live happening in San Francisco this week, the networking industry has been buzzing with commentary on the future of IT. In an effort to bring additional transparency to the industry, we explained some of these moves and technologies in a recent byline, video and blog post b...
The cloud wars battle rages on. Gartner predicts that one in four cloud providers will be gone by 2015, making this a very high stakes battle for all concerned. The 800lb gorillas, AWS, IBM, Google, Microsoft, et al. continue their efforts for dominance. The latest salvo has been a pri...
The days of completely separate storage network technologies are quickly fading. It feels like it’s only a few years ago that Fiber Channel was the way to create large scale storage networks. Big honking storage devices on a separate network, connected to Fiber Channel switches, connec...
#SDAS #devops #ACI #CLUS  One of the challenges in scaling modern data centers rises directly from an increase in network complexity over the past few years. We can argue why complexity has increased, but it's reasonable to say that scaling data centers means more boxes - mor...
#gluecon #SDN #devops Glue kicked off this morning with some great keynotes and a full set of breakouts. I was clipping along happily, enjoying Rachel Chalmers keynote on "Social Glue" and contemplating the fascinating relationship between the use of well-designed interfaces (API) bet...
#gluecon #SDN #devops Glue kicked off this morning with some great keynotes and a full set of breakouts. I was clipping along happily, enjoying Rachel Chalmers keynote on "Social Glue" and contemplating the fascinating relationship between the use of well-designed interfaces (API) bet...
Senior executives at progressive companies have been on a mission -- they're raising the bar of expectations for leaders of their significant investment in business technologies. Providing reliable access to IT resources and reporting on system up-time objectives are unlikely to gain r...
Conventional wisdom refers to DevOps as a strategy, an approach, or a movement as some call it. DevOps addresses the idea that Development and Operations need to be aligned well in an application lifecycle, work closely and collaboratively to eliminate inefficiency, reduce bottlenecks,...
In a previous post, I wrote about the incremental nature of innovation, particularly in the networking space. My point was that innovation (both from a product and a deployment perspective) occurs from a frame of reference. Understanding that foundation is critical to determining strat...