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Dell Announces New, Industry-Leading Dell EMC Data Center and Campus Open Networking Products

The networking industry is undergoing disruptive change and Dell EMC is leading the way. A few years back, we challenged the status quo with our Open Networking initiative, breaking the proprietary links between networking hardware and software. This opened the doors to a whole new market for networking hardware and software, granting enterprise, web and […]

Cisco: Cloud, Security and Analytics at Open Networking User Group

ONUG is here again and next week I will be heading to San Francisco to participate in the Spring conference. This will be the fourth ONUG conference I am attending and it has been fascinating to see the event evolve from defining the SD-WAN business requirements, and expanding to Cloud, Security and Analytics – all […]

Dell: Introducing Multi-Gig and Open Networking for the Campus

The start of a new year brings a renewed focus on the future and a renewed commitment to what we do best. In 2017, our focus remains on leading the digital transformation. That means providing our customers with innovation that’s not simply ahead of the curve, but will help them innovate and thrive for the […]

VMware, Inc. – VMware Joins OPEN-O as Platinum Member to Advance Industry Adoption of Open Standards-Based Orchestration for Network Functions Virtualization

VMware, Inc.(NYSE: VMW) today announced the company has joined the OPEN-O Project, an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation that enables leading telecommunications, cable and cloud operators end-to-end service orchestration over network functions virtualization (NFV) infrastructure, along with software-defined networks (SDN) and legacy networks. As a Platinum member, VMware will participate in both […]

Microsoft: OpenStack and Azure – Hybrid Data Centers

OpenStack is the most widely deployed open-source software for building and managing public and private clouds, and one of the fastest growing open-source projects in history. OpenStack is a collection of community driven, open-source cloud computing projects that meets your private cloud needs for Windows & Linux applications, and can extend to public cloud environments. […]

Dell’s Mark Pearce presents software defined and open networking – ComputerWorld Group Video

ComputerWorld Group
Dell Channel Director EMEA, Mark Pearce, presents the future of your networking recorded live at Define Tomorrow in Bristol UK November 2016 via the fine folks at ComputerWorld Group.

3 tips for a successful VMware NSX virtualized network deployment

As server virtualization proliferates and data centers shift to the cloud, organizations can deploy new applications faster than ever before. The problem is they can’t make network changes and provision network services fast enough to support these new applications and workloads. So deployment has to wait, and delays can result in opportunities lost to competitors. […]

Propel software-defined network innovation with Open Networking

Over the past few years, there has been much discussion about disaggregating networks in order to give organizations more choice in building the foundations needed for future-ready infrastructures. Traditional networks are struggling to support increases in traffic, devices and security risks. Upgrading networks to meet these challenges is difficult because traditional networks operate as technology […]

Open Networking – The Foundation for Future-Ready IT

We all have heard of the often used phrase that technology is experiencing exponential growth with the common reference point being Moore’s Law – the doubling of computer processing speed every 18 months.  During the first session of some university courses I’ve taught, I ask students to describe common technologies from 10 years ago.  Then […]

Cisco: Bring Application Intent to Networking Containers

Yesterday, Mike Cohen’s post Networking Containers: Policy Finally Comes of Age appeared on the Open Networking User Group blog site.  He talks about the tremendous interest among application developers to use Linux containers to develop, deploy, and operate applications.  Containers and microservices simplify complex application development into smaller, less risky software components with the benefits of portability and […]

Citrix: SD-WAN is the Future of the Enterprise WAN

Citrix Systems
There is a huge interest in software-defined networking (SDN) within enterprise IT. One of the first places that SDN is proving valuable is with the enterprise-wide area network (WAN); so much so that the term of SD-WAN was coined to refer to this important segment of software-defined networking. SD-WAN is more than just a new […]

VMware’s Goldilocks hypervisor: Best of both worlds for security

Straight off  his rather animated presentation on stage of the Open Networking Summit 2014 in Santa Clara, Martin Casado, Chief Architect of Networking with VMware, joined John Furrier and Stu Miniman in theCUBE, to debate the DevOps culture, the creativity, new dawn and the infancy of the ‘revolution’ in the modern data center. Referring to […]

The Birth of the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) ISV Community

A key requirement for the success of the nascent network functions virtualization (NFV) market is the emergence of an independent software community to drive innovation in telecom software. At the recent Open Networking Summit (ONS) event there was significant activity around NFV, including a number of smaller suppliers demonstrating products. NFV is being championed by […]

Infographic: Software Defined Networking revolution

The worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service provider segments is forecasted to grow from $360 million in 2013 to $3.7 billion by 2016. The infographic below, courtesy of the Open Networking Summit, presents more statistics on the outlook for growth of Software Defined Networks. The Open Networking Summit will take place on […]

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