Software Defined Networking - "The Biggest Thing Since Ethernet"

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Evaluating NFV and SDN: Key Considerations Making informed network investment decisions about emerging technologies such as network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) can help evolve the network to keep pace with the innovations of the devices and people it's connecting. As you work with business leaders to make decisions about upgrading your infrastructure with these networking developments, it's important to understand the similarities, differences, and benefits of dual NFV and SDN implementation. With their ability to offer a new way to design, deploy, and manage the network and its services, NFV and SDN should be incorporated into modern enterprise networks and carrier infrastructures. However, lack of knowledge about these technologies can result in poor networking investments and missed opportunities to experience the benefits... (more)

[slides] @Cloudistics' Better #Cloud Alternative | @CloudExpo #AI #DataCenter

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here The Better Cloud Alternative What You Need to Know You know you need the cloud, but you're hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You're looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you're concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies. What do you do? Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Jason vanValkenburgh, Director of Solution Engineering at Cloudistics, discussed how private cloud infrastructure based on composable technologies results in environments that are suitable for all your wo... (more)

[slides] Embracing Software Defined | @CloudExpo @BHIvanov @StorPool #SDN

Embracing Software Defined: From Theory to Practice As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined - from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, will provide some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacenter. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio Boyan Ivanov is CEO and co-founder of StorPool. He started programming at the age of 10. At the same age, he started his first venture and the latter stuck. Boyan has versatile experience in the enterprise and SMB worlds and has also been part of several startups in the IT spa... (more)

[slides] HPC Visualization Cluster | @CloudExpo #CloudNative #Containers

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Efficient Access to a Cloud-based HPC Visualization Cluster Data scientists must access high-performance computing resources across a wide-area network. To achieve cloud-based HPC visualization, researchers must transfer datasets and visualization results efficiently. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here HPC clusters now compute GPU-accelerated visualization in the cloud cluster. To efficiently display results remotely, a high-performance, low-latency protocol transfers the display from the cluster to a remote desktop. Further, tools to easily mount remote datasets and efficiently transfer that data into the HPC cluster are described, including performance characterization results. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Fromme, a solutions engineer at Penguin Computing, discussed how together, high-performance data ... (more)

[video] Get the Benefits of Public Cloud On-Prem with @Cloudistics | @CloudExpo #SDN #API #Cloud

"We're focused on how to get some of the attributes that you would expect from an Amazon, Azure, Google, and doing that on-prem. We believe today that you can actually get those types of things done with certain architectures available in the market today," explained Steve Conner, VP of Sales at Cloudistics, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CloudExpo | DXWorldEXPO have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018, introducing DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO, colocated with Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorld Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a la... (more)

[slides] Modernize Your Applications | @CloudExpo @InteractorTeam #DX #AI #IoT #SDN

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Modernize Your Applications Through Novel Abstractions and Configurations Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software. They hope to capture value from emerging technologies such as IoT, SDN, and AI. Ultimately, irrespective of the vertical, it is about deriving value from independent software applications participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kausik Sridhar, founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, discussed how given the magnitude of today's application ecosystem, tweaking existing software to stitch various components together leads to sub-optimal solutions. This definitely deserves a re-think, and paves the way for a new breed of lightweight application servers that ... (more)

[slides] A Well-Behaved Network | @CloudExpo @Infoblox #SDN #SDS #SDDC

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Implementing a Well-Behaved Network for Your Cloud As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: implement always-vigilant DNS security Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, David Veneski, Product Marketing Manager at Infoblox, reviewed common challenges, the proper objectives, and several options to achieve "better practices" for evolving data center... (more)

[slides] @NetApp’s Cloud Storage-as-a-Service | @CloudExpo #DevOps #SDN #DataCenter

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Delivering on Cloud Storage-as-a-Service for a Major Asia Pacific Telco In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Burley, a Senior Business Development Executive in IT Services at NetApp, described how NetApp designed a three-year program of work to migrate 25PB of a major telco's enterprise data to a new STaaS platform, and then secured a long-term contract to manage and operate the platform. This significant program blended the best of NetApp's solutions and services capabilities to enable this telco's successful adoption of private cloud storage and launching of virtual storage services to its enterprise market. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here By evolving the engagement from a solution to a systems integration orientation, NetApp became a key partner with this telco in its enterprise business. A collaborativ... (more)

[session] Software-Defined Servers | @DevOpsSummit @TidalScale #SDN #SDS #DevOps

Test Automation with Software-Defined Servers In their session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Michael Berman, VP Engineering at TidalScale, and Ivo Jimenez, Engineer at TidalScale, will describe how automating tests in TidalScale is easy thanks to WaveRunner. They will show how they use WaveRunner, Jenkins, and Docker to have agile delivery of TidalScale. Speaker Bio Michael Berman is VP Engineering at TidalScale. TidalScale is developing a scale up compute and resource architecture for customers to perform big data exploration and real time analytics. TidalScale's platform aggregates commodity server hardware into a single coherent supercomputer. Prior to TidalScale, he was CTO at Catbird Networks, where he was responsible for the design and requirements for Catbird vSecurity, the industry leader in security virtualization. Michael was previously a principal... (more)

Announcing @AvereSystems to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #Serverless #DataCenter #Storage

SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of hybrid cloud enablement solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Avere Systems was created by file systems experts determined to reinvent storage by changing the way enterprises thought about and bought storage resources. With decades of experience behind the company's founders, Avere got its start in 2008 with a mission to use fast, flash-based storage in the most efficient, effective manner possible. What the team had discovered was a technology that optimized storage resources and reduced dependencies on sprawling storage installations. Launched as the Avere OS, this advanced file system not only boosted performance within standard, on-premises, network-attache... (more)

Support Costs of VPN Software for File Remote Access | @CloudExpo #SDN #Cloud #Virtualization

Accessing files using traditional VPN software comes at a great cost. In this article we quantify true costs of supporting VPNs for remote access. Businesses of all types utilize VPN software solutions to provide remote access to their employees.  How do we quantify the true Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of supporting VPN software?  Why is TCO Important? Gartner, Inc. (www.gartner.com) defines TCO as the total cost of using and maintaining an IT investment over time.  TCO calculations include a combination of direct costs (hardware, software acquisition, management and support) and indirect costs (end-user training and downtime). TCO is often overlooked and unbudgeted, presenting an incomplete projection of overall IT costs. Most organizations look at their direct costs and setup labor only at the time of purchase.  However, research shows that a system's software & ... (more)