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This week F5 released the 2013 Performance report. This is an important report for the industry, because it is not marketing slideware. It is actual tests, performed on actual gear, with not only results, but configurations and test environment information also. By design, it is open –...
When assembling a model – any model, from a highly detailed functional replica of an engine to a mass produced plastic model of an airplane – there are several places where things can go wrong. The final product is only as good as the model kit, the glue used, the tools used, and the s...
#webperf #infosec #ado #SDN #cloud Service chaining is a popular term today to describe a process in the network that's been done in the land of application integration for a long time. Service chaining in a nutshell is basically orchestration of network services. This concept is ...
Leah Schoeb of The Evaluator Group, wrote a nice piece about storage benchmarking that we highly recommend. I won't reiterate her article here, but I would like to simply point out that the specs many vendors throw around don't come with the appropriate caveats. They don't mention blo...
Since SDN became the darling du jour of the networking industry, there's been a lot of head nodding and ancillary mention of L4-7 services eventually becoming part of the overall fabric. What there hasn't been is a lot of discussion on the challenges inherent in bringing those services...
BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Business News Broadband-Mobile-Cable-Telecom MarketsToday, the company introduced a wave of product innovation that covers a vast spectrum of needs within data center and cloud environments – from the Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches, the industry’s highest den...
One of the premises of SDN and cloud scalability is that it's easy to simply replicate services - whether they be application or network focused - and distribute traffic across them to scale infinitely. In theory, this is absolutely the case. In theory, one can continue to add capac...
When you purchase a high-end storage array, it is not generally advised that you half fill the racks and then forget about it, purchasing a new empty rack to fill when next you need high-end storage. Knowing how the firmware is configured on a BIG-IP, we can chat about some of the m...
Rapid trends in collaboration and business networking are driving innovation and new social interactions, so BriefingsDirect invited a Harvard Kennedy School researcher and a chief strategist at business network provider Ariba to explore the ramifications. The opportunities for collab...
Here is the first of our Canada Cloud Roadmap White Papers. Download : Unified Cloud Communications (10-page PDF). This covers a number of exciting topics such as SIP Cloud Services and SDN: Software Defined Networking. These papers are written in response to real-world client procurem...
CohesiveFT, a provider of enterprise application-to-cloud migration and application software defined networking (SDN), today announced the availability of the OS Catalog on their two Server3 SaaS implementations. The OS Catalog is part of an image management system based on CohesiveFT'...
The data centers of the future may look more like NASA ground control – governance inside, resources out One theme has remained consistent throughout the evolution of cloud thus far - enterprise IT wants to retain control of both its data and access to to it. This is not an unreasona...
Knowing what to test is half the battle. Knowing how it was tested the other. Knowing what that means is the third. That’s some testing, real clear numbers. In most countries, top speed is no longer the thing that auto manufacturers want to talk about. Top speed is great if you need...
A question – specific to F5 technology – was raised during the panel session I moderated at Gartner DC 2012 that for me, at least, raised an interesting question. Well, actually it wasn't just that question, but rather the question was the icing on the cake after hearing commentary fro...
Hybrid cloud models continue to outpace pure-public (and pure-private) models for most organizations. There's value in being able to leverage the cloud for a variety of reasons from periodic, expanding compute resources to dev and test environments. Whatever the reason, hybrid models a...
Along the lines of the first blog in the testing portion of the Bare Metal Blog series, I’d like to talk a bit more about how the testing environment, the device configuration, and the payloads translate into test results. One of the problems most advanced mass education systems run i...
At ARCHIMEDIUS I’ve talked about the challenges facing Cisco over the next five years, especially the rise of software-defined networking (or what some of us have been calling infrastructure 2.0).  As networks become more elastic or dynamic, custom software becomes more important than ...
24 Oct, 2012, Toronto — Vendors including Cohesive FT, ACIS, Guardtime and PerspecSys have joined the CloudBestPractices.net (CBPN) to launch a Cloud Revenues Program for hosting providers. Following an intense three year in-depth research program into key customer segments for c...
It's likely that IT network and security staff would agree that HTML5 WebSockets has the potential for high levels of disruptions (and arguments) across the data center. Developers want to leverage the ability to define their own protocols while reaping the benefits of the HTTP-as-appl...
#HTML5 #SDN The increasing use of HTML5 WebSockets illustrates one of the lesser mentioned value propositions of SDN – and ADN: extensibility. It's likely that IT network and security staff would agree that HTML5 WebSockets has the potential for high levels of disruptions (and argum...
Whether bees or Martians, science or science-fiction, the notion of a hive mind is one that pops up frequently within the realm of psychology, philosophy, theology, science and, last but not least, technology. A hive mind is one that has a collective memory, sharing information from th...
#SDN #cloud #openstack Centralized control, decentralized execution comes to life with Midokura's MidoNet Whether bees or Martians, science or science-fiction, the notion of a hive mind is one that pops up frequently within the realm of psychology, philosophy, theology, science and, ...
True network and virtual machine portability - that's the ultimate goal of Hyper-V Network Virtualization - allowing you, as an IT Pro, to align changing business needs with the best physical resource locations to run your VMs and network services - easily, without the sweeping network...
Escalators are an interesting first world phenomenon. While not strictly necessary anywhere, and taking more horizontal space than an elevator, they still turn up all over in most first-world countries. The key to their popularity is, no doubt, the fact that they move traffic much more...
#SDN #vmworld F5 Solutions Combine with VMware VXLAN to Support Software Defined Networking As efforts around SDN (Software-Defined Networking) continue to explode faster than the price of gas it has begun to diverge into several different focal points. Each area of focus tends...
#SDN #vmworld F5 Solutions Combine with VMware VXLAN to Support Software Defined Networking As efforts around SDN (Software-Defined Networking) continue to explode faster than the price of gas it has begun to diverge into several different focal points. Each area of focus tends...
Much is said and written recently about software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined storage. Both heavily depend on the new virtualization capabilities and can together be conceptualized as follows: Hardware virtualization goes way back to the early 1970s and may be even...
F5 BIG-IP products help organisations extend the benefits of virtual machines beyond traditional resource limitsUNITED KINGDOM, OCTOBER 9, 2012 - F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), today at VMworld® 2012 Europe announced s...
Recently, people have started to apply the term “software-defined storage” (SDS) to our NexentaStor and to OpenStorage approaches more generally. That prompted us to look at what we really mean when we use that term. Already I’m seeing a rush towards the “Software-defined” label. Consi...
Participates in Industry Consortium to Accelerate Use of the OpenFlow Protocol and SDNsCHICAGO, Ill - Sept 20, 2012 - CohesiveFT today announced it has joined the non-profit organization the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to help develop, promote and expand the use of OpenFlow and th...
Powerful New Modular Switch Delivers Unmatched Scale, Performance and Automation for Private and Public Cloud NetworksBrocade (Nasdaq: BRCD), the industry leader in fabric networking, today announced a revolutionary switching platform, the Brocade® VDX® 8770 Switch, along wit...
Brocade MLXe Core Routers and Brocade ADX Application Delivery Switches Provide New Levels of Scale and Control for SDN-enabled Core NetworksBrocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced the industry's highest core router density with the introduction of the new 24-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (1...
VNS3 Eliminates Cloud Adoption Hurdles of Security and ControlCHICAGO - Sept 12, 2012 - CohesiveFT, who specializes in helping enterprises run business operations via the cloud, today announced the general availability of VNS3 3.0 (VNS-cubed 3.0), the latest update to its market-leadin...
SDN is disruptive but it's not destructive, especially not at layer 4-7 In the wake of VMware's acquisition of SDN notable Nicira there was a whole lot of behind-the-scenes scrambling to understand the impact to the entire networking demesne – especially given speculation that after...
#SDN is disruptive but it's not destructive, especially not at layer 4-7 In the wake of VMware's acquisition of SDN notable Nicira there was a whole lot of behind-the-scenes scrambling to understand the impact to the entire networking demesne – especially given speculation that afte...
No one argues that networks have not exploded in terms of speeds and feeds in the past decade. What with more consumers (and cows), more companies going “online”, and more content it’d be hard to argue that there’s less traffic out there today than there was even a mere four or five ye...
Yes, even the ones over there, in that there cloud, can be yours. No one argues that networks have not exploded in terms of speeds and feeds in the past decade. What with more consumers (and cows), more companies going “online”, and more content it’d be hard to argue that there’s les...
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In case you missed it, VMware recently announced spending $1.05 billion USD acquiring startup Nicira for their virtualization and software technology that enables software defined networks (SDN). Also last week Oracle was in the news getting its hands slapped by for making misleading a...
SDN and devops share some common themes. Both focus heavily on the notion of programmability in network devices as a means to achieve specific goals. For SDN it’s flexibility and rapid adaptation to changes in the network. For devops, it’s more a focus on the ability to treat “infrastr...