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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...
A great article of future of cloud IDEs: The Cloud IDE and its impact on DevOps by Chris Riley (@HoardingInfo). The article makes a number of excellent points. Many developers will oppose the Cloud IDE without much consideration. These are all very good points. From my personal exper...
Programmability is in F5's DNA. Since 2001 when we introduced iControl SOAP to the more recent additions such as iRules and iCall. Even looking at our most recent acquisitions you can see the common theme: an architectural vision based on extensibility and programmability. BIG-IQ is ...
#ACI #SDAS #devops #SDN Because something's got to change - and change radically. According to a recent IDC report, OPEX costs are doubling every eight years. Important to consider is this data is based on historical trends, and doesn't necessarily take into consideration the ...
IP Multicast is one of those technologies that most everyone loves to hate. It’s almost the perfect example of how complicated we have made networking. Getting IP Multicast to run depends on several protocols that are all somewhat intertwined or dependent on each, their relationship so...
Over the past year or so, we’ve been hard at work with SDNCentral and our various partners showing the new networking frontier in real-world applications. If you head over to our channel at SDNCentral this week, you’ll see that our live demo archive is now available. There you can watc...
Pop quiz: Your development team is developing a new mobile application. Should they optimize it for use over a mobile network or over WiFi? Another way to ask that same question is, "Should they provide a great quality of experience for users over a mobile network or over WiFi? And y...
Leading Analyst Firm Gartner Recognizes Openwave Mobility in Their Prestigious Annual Selection of Cool VendorsREDWOOD CITY, Calif - May 16, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today that they have been listed ...
Lichtenau, Germany - LS telcom, together with its local partner Wamata Solutions Sdn Bhd (WSSB), supported Puncak Semangat Sdn Bhd (PSSB), the winning bidder, in the preparation for the tender to build, operate and manage the infrastructure for the free-to-air (FTA) Digital Terrestrial...
NFV-ready media optimization solution is finalist for Best New Product in the mobile segmentREDWOOD CITY, Calif - May 14, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Light Reading Lea...
Fast Rollout of Digital Lifestyle Services in the Tera Era with Allot Service Gateway TeraWoking, Surrey: 14/5/2014 - Wick Hill is now shipping Allot Service Gateway Tera, a high-performance DPI-based platform built to power the deployment of Digital Lifestyle Services in fixed and mob...
Since launching Archimedius more than 6 years ago I’ve enjoyed pontificating about long term trends, from the rise of virtualization security to software-defined networking and the internet of things.  Lately I’ve been on a data center consolidation and cloud DR kick, spurred by career...
The UK’s Digital Government program is such a great leadership example, because not only are they pioneering the G-Cloud store, a service catalogue for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS suppliers, but also they are defining ‘Agile Procurement’ practices too. Since the G-Cloud project was aligned un...
Interested in working to change networking forever? Maybe you’re a Python Dev that wants to get paid to work on Plexxi’s DSE (which is now part of OpenStack Congress!). Well, the good news is we’re hiring. We have a few positions that just opened up – you can see the full listing over ...
The first real-time mobile notification app for operators is recognized for its innovation in Mobile Device ManagementREDWOOD CITY, Calif -May 9, 2014- Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, has won the Technology Marketing Corpor...
It comes as no surprise that the CEO of Target has resigned in the wake of their massive data breach. The 2nd executive, if I remember correctly, to resign due to the mishap. Data breaches are costly according to the most recent Ponemon 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States and...
Principal Engineer Joins as Company Intensifies Focus on Open InitiativesSAN JOSE, Calif, May 8, 2014 - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) announced today the hiring of networking and open-source veteran Colin Dixon to the position of Principal Engineer. An active contributor to the OpenDaylight P...
Expands ViPR Scalability for EMC Fibre Channel SAN Install BaseLAS VEGAS,—May 6, 2014: Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD), the leader in data centre fabric networking solutions, today announced additional integration of the company's storage area networking (SAN) management technology into t...
There’s a lot of talk in the switching space about both price (driven by bare metal switching) and capability (spawned from the rise of SDN). Around these topics, there is a lot of conjecture about how the competitive landscape will play out. Some argue about margins and business model...
It means you can't use "network" protocols to make intelligent decisions about applications any more. Back in 2000 (or 2001, I forget exactly), I got to test a variety of bandwidth management appliances. Oh, they were the bomb back then - able to identify (and classify) applications b...
If you’ve been keeping up with Plexxi, you know we’re proud of our roots on the East Coast. However, we have exciting news this week for the West Coast contingent of our team. Our San Francisco team has just moved to into the communal office space called WeWork (the SOMA one, not the G...
How many of you actually fill out the registration cards that come with your kid's toys? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? That's what I thought. Me neither. Not as a parent and certainly not as an adult. After all, they were just going to use it for marketing, right? Fast forwa...
In reviewing some opportunities for Plexxi this week, I was reminded that we have made things very hard on ourselves. Through no one’s fault but our own we have created monsters of networks that are impossible to maintain, debug, diagnose and understand. I have been lucky in my career...
London, 1 May 2014 - The Kenton Group is to offer 100G networks with SDN / NFV to its European and Middle East customer base following a landmark agreement with Cyan (NYSE: CYNI), a leading provider of software-defined networking (SDN) and packet-optical transport solutions (P-OTP) for...
There’s a running meme in networking that has caught a lot of momentum with SDN: abstraction. Just about every vendor these days has bold ambitions to abstract out the complexity. There are APIs, abstraction layers, and architectural shims that all aim to hide complexity from the user....
AppDynamics is excited to unveil details behind our new Application Intelligence Platform which is the technology foundation for the AppDynamics portfolio of performance monitoring, automation and analytics solutions (transaction analytics was also announced today). Today’s software d...
Targeting Cloud-enabled Data Centers with Big Data Demands Milpitas, CA and Pittsburgh - April 29, 2014 - Amplidata, a leader in object-based software defined storage, and Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud-enabled data centers, today announced a partners...
How many different network protocols can you name? There are, of course, a set of staples just about everyone knows: IP, ARP, VLAN, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, SSL, TLS, SMTP, FTP, SMB, CIFS, 802.1q, 802.1ad. Then there are recent additions like VXLAN, NVGRE, SPDY. But we could fill post ...
Over the past year, Plexxi has not focused on the research and education markets. Although the roots of SDN come from the education (i.e. university) market, we believed that Plexxi’s photonic ethernet switches would find faster adoption in the cloud, IaaS, SaaS and big data markets. ...