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I've been watching the ADC space a long time. Over a decade now, both from the publishing and vendor sides of the table. Having spent half my "'life" as a developer and the other half of my "life" in the network, there's something about technology that marries the two that really get m...
As we are approaching the year end in 2013, we have seen significant growth of big data this year in the rear mirror. Looking forward, what will be the forecast for the upcoming new year? Where are technologies headed in 2014? There are many interesting movements and activities in the ...
It's often the case that upon hearing the word "consolidation" in conjunction with the network people conjure up visions of what's commonly known as a "god box." This mythical manifestation of data center legend allegedly enables every network-related services to be deployed on a sing...
Today Plexxi and SolarWinds participated in SDNCentral’s DemoFriday where they demonstrated a DevOps integration that builds and sustains Plexxi Affinities using compute and network information for both physical and virtual nodes, resulting from SolarWinds Orion NPM. This integra...
Software-Defined Networking (SDN), sometimes referred to as Network Virtualization, expands the level of datacenter abstraction provided by a hypervisor to include not just discrete VM workloads, but entire networks that are virtualized atop an existing physical network infrastructure ...
Let’s look at the software defined networking space. It’s one of the buzzwords in the market you’re hearing more about, along with network virtualization, network function virtualization (NFV) and things like Overlay versus OpenFlow. You can think about...
Applications are at the center of the IT universe. As IT shifts its primary goal from connectivity to experience, it will require tighter collaboration between the various infrastructure elements that support application workloads. There are two philosophical approaches to how this orc...
There's a lot of lip service given to east-west (intra-VM) traffic in emerging data center architectures. We talk about how it's increasing, how it's important, but understanding why it's happening offers some insight into the impact it will have on service placement within next-genera...
When you're not feeling so well, you probably go visit a doctor. The doctor - after asking a whole lot of probing questions - might write you a prescription (or in today's digital world, clicks a button) that you need to fill. Which you of course do at a pharmacy. Then you head home an...
DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software By Greg Schulz DataDynamics StorageX 7.0 file and data management migration software Some of you may recall back in 2006 (here and here) when Brocade bought a file management storage startup called NuVie...
One of the central tenets of software-defined networking (SDN) is the notion of separated control and forwarding planes. Architecturally, this separation manifests itself in most solutions through an SDN controller. Accordingly, as companies work through their SDN product strategies, t...
Chippenham, UK - 5th November 2013 - Aria Networks, a leading independent provider of capacity management software for telecoms and cloud services providers, today announces it has received $4m of investment funding in a round led by Seraphim Capital supported by the Capital For Enterp...
Ever wonder how the Plexxi switches talk to the Plexxi controller? This concept is critical to our solution, which includes switches that are managed by a centralized SDN controller. In this video Dan Backman takes a break from his bike ride to explain this concept and more. We will al...
Mountain View, California, U.S., October 29, 2013: Cloud-based mobile video-optimization provider Skyfire has announced that leading technology market intelligence company ABI Research has commended its Rocket Optimizer mobile video optimization solution. In particular, ABI praised Roc...
Like most terms associated with any technology in the beginning of the hype cycle, programmability is being used and abused to mean a variety of different capabilities. It's important to understand what people mean when they say "programmability" because it ultimately impacts the ways ...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2013 --(PR.com)-- SNS Research's latest report indicates that SDN and NFV investments can save Service Providers up to $32 Billion in annual CapEx by 2020. While the benefits of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization ...
#DataCenterWorld #SDN #NFV One size does not fit all. Shannon Poulin, VP Data Center and Connected Systems Group and General Manager, Data Center Marketing Group for Intel gave the keynote address at Data Center World Fall on transforming the data center for a services-oriented world....
The past few years have seen a dramatic improvement in the latency in network switches. Single ASIC based switches can all pretty much switch packets in less than a microsecond. Current 10GE switching silicon provides anywhere from 300 to 800 nanoseconds, specialized silicon shaves tha...
Announcements over the past several months including VMware's NSX, HP's SDN SDK, and others show that Software Defined Networking (SDN) is hitting the mainstream in a large way. Conventional wisdom is that SDN is still early in the "hype cycle", but a closer looks reveals that SDN may...
#SDN #OpenFlow  John G (that's what we call him here on the inside) answers some burning questions about F5 and SDN before jetting off to SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.... We get a lot of questions about not just F5 and what we're doing with SDN these days, but also about Lin...
COSTA MESA, Calif, October 8, 2013 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that its I/O connectivity solutions, including its LightPulse® Gen 5 Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and 10Gb Ethernet (1...
If you talk to folks in the networking industry about switching hardware, you probably don't get more than a few sentences in before you hear the words merchant silicon, typically followed closely by commodity hardware. There is some confusion in the dialogue about these topics, and I ...
Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently.  After reviewing the network traffic patterns in heavily virtualized datacenters, many IT Pros are beginning to realize that a...(read more)
Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently.  After reviewing the network traffic patterns in heavily virtualized datacenters, many IT Pros are beginning to realize that a...(read more)
London, 26 September 2013 - As operators, broadcasters and content providers continue to look for ways to monetise content delivery, next week's CDN World Summit will exclusively reveal ground-breaking insights, provide future forecasts for CDN, and give visitors the opportunity to mee...
New technology always runs into problems with terminology if it's lucky enough to become the "next big thing." SDN is currently in that boat, with a nearly cloud-like variety of definitions and accompanying benefits. I've seen SDN defined so tightly as to exclude any model that doesn't...
Strategic technology collaboration between Coriant and A1, Austrian Subsidiary of Telekom Austria Group, highlights state-of-the-art technology and the first 400G field trial in AustriaLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, September 23, 2013 - Coriant, a global supplier of future-proof optical trans...
One of the most commonly cited use cases for SDN (the classical, architectural definition) centers on ensuring quality of service for applications, usually by adjusting bandwidth constraints and prioritization, sometimes dynamically based on the operating conditions present on the netw...
Plexxi had a great time discussing the future of networking and SDN with our friends in the industry at the Software-Defined Data Center Symposium and Network Field Day 6 this past week, hosted by SDNCentral and Tech Field Day. We also participated in another educational Demo Friday wi...
Maximises New Virtualisation and Cloud Computing Server Capabilities Using Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters and Converged Fabric AdaptersUK - September 11, 2013 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced tha...
Many folks associate "Web 2.0" with AJAX and the decomposition of the previously ascendant web application into individual "services", each that could be updated on its own. While initially praised for its savings on bandwidth (and thus improvement in performance) it should now be reco...
After enjoying the buzz and excitement of VMworld, we are heading straight into two more events next week. The 2013 Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Symposium will be held in Santa Clara, Calif. on Sept. 10. The symposium brings together vendors, practitioners, analysts, major ...
Every once in a while things happen, like errors. They are as inevitable as winter in Wisconsin, rain in Seattle, and that someone, today, will post a picture of a cat that shows up on your Facebook news feed. Admit it, you looked, didn't you? The inevitability of 404 errors launched ...
With the largest installment yet of a VMworld in terms of attendance, there were also many announcements today (e.g. Monday) and many more slated for out the week. Here are a synopsis of some of those announcements. VMware made a series of announcements today that set the stage for ma...
Once the initial thrill of SDN abated to a dull roar, the issue of what to do about higher order services (layers 4-7) was raised. Thus far, we've seen some fairly expected responses with notions like service chaining and SDN application service insertion into the controller. What's b...
SDN may be getting more attention than SDDC (Software Defined Data Center), but the reality is that SDN is part of a much larger initiative; one that encompasses the whole of the data center. In the quest to provide self-service IT, formerly known as IT as a Service and now appearing ...
Aug 27, 2013 -- Arista Networks today announced three new network applications that integrate with Arista Extensible Operating System (EOS), the world's most advanced network operating system, to simplify IT operations: OpenWorkload, Smart System Upgrade and Network Telemetry. Leveragi...
Leverages OpenStack's cloud operating system to deliver open, multi-resource service orchestration and automationAvaya Fabric Connect technology to be integrated into the OpenStack framework simplifying movement of Virtual Machines within and between Data Centers Will enable enterprise...
Programmability is becoming as hyped as the technology trends with which it is associated: SDN, Devops, and even cloud. It's used to (incorrectly) describe everything from policy-based networking and orchestration to script invocation in distributed environments. It's offered as a solu...
Oracle Virtual Networking (Xsigo) offers business and the trade industry the most complete and integrated virtualization from computers to Data Centers. Going beyond simple achievement, Oracle enables you to virtually manage your entire hardware and software loads. After joining hands ...