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Build your data center for security, isolation & visibility with HPE Hyper Converged and VMware SDN

HP Enterprise
IT administrators are well aware of the security issues associated with designing highly scalable datacenter architectures. Workloads can scale rapidly, and IT infrastructure – even virtualized infrastructures – can require reconfiguration of the physical network to keep up with increasing demand for data isolation, security and visibility. There is a better option. Deploy a software-defined […]

Citrix: Drive Better Customer Experience with NetScaler Mobile Gateway

Citrix Systems
The Mobile World Congress is coming up —February 27th to March 2 in Barcelona, Spain — and Citrix will be there to show our latest products and solutions. Before the event, I am going to write a couple of blog posts to highlight, in particular, how Citrix NetScaler can help service providers drive better customer experience […]

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) – how does it compare??

WhatMatrix Community
Software-Defined approaches have been embraced widely over the recent years. These models provides increased flexibility, simplification, consolidation and scalability over traditional approaches. Instead of deploying specialized hardware devices (e.g. appliances), Software-Defined models enable the management of network, storage and compute in a software-oriented manner. Software-Defined Compute (SDC) provides hardware virtualization to run many isolated operating […]

Gartner: Intent-based Networking

Gartner
There’s always a “next big thing” in networking…. Five years ago, it was Ethernet Fabrics in the data center, then came SDN, and currently it is SD-WAN.  As SD-WAN adoption grows and shifts from bleeding to leading edge, the next big thing on the networking horizon promises to be …. wait for it … Intent-based […]

Ciena Implements Licensing Solution from Flexera Software to Simplify Customer Deployments of Programmable Networking Solutions

Flexera Software
Flexera providing a future-proof solution that is scalable to meet existing and emerging business needs Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions, announced today that Ciena, a network strategy and technology company, has implemented FlexNet Licensing and FlexNet Operations to simplify deployments of programmable network solutions as well […]

Microsoft: Use Windows Server 2016 and software-defined networking to build a better network

Microsoft
Windows Server Program Manager Greg Cusanza joins Matt McSpirit to demonstrate the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Watch as Greg explains those capabilities and shows you how to use SDN to dynamically create, secure, and connect your network to meet the evolving needs of your apps, speed up the deployment of your […]

Microsoft Video: An Introduction to Software Defined Networking with Windows Server 2016

Microsoft
Windows Server engineer Greg Cusanza, joins Matt McSpirit to demonstrate the new Software Defined Networking capabilities in Windows Server 2016. Watch as he explains the technology underpinnings and shows you how you can use SDN to: dynamically create, secure and connect your network to meet the evolving needs of your apps; speed up the deployment […]

Huawei Extends its Cooperation with Red Hat to Public and NFV Clouds

Red Hat
Huawei and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced today they are expanding their cooperation to include public and network functions virtualization (NFV) clouds. The announcement expands upon previously announced collaborations between Huawei and Red Hat to deliver OpenStack-based solutions (December 2014) and carrier-grade software-defined networking (SDN) solutions (June 2016). The new strategic business and engineering […]

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

VMware
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 […]

Kemp Load Balancers now available for comparison in ADC Category!

WhatMatrix Community
We are please to announce the availability of KEMP load balancers in the ADC comparison category, which now allows you to compare some of the leading players in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) category. For those less familiar with KEMP – they’ve been in the ADC market for over 15 years, focussing on advanced Layer […]

Gartner: Network Resolutions for 2017

Gartner
It is the time of year for New Years’ resolutions, and consequently network resolutions if you’re responsible for an enterprise network. In a nutshell, here are some recommendations (side note:  no vendor names or mega-hyped networking buzzword technologies like SDWAN, SDN, or Intent…). Automation – the state of network automation is quite unfortunate. Multiple surveys […]

Microsoft Video: What’s New in Windows Server 2016 Networking

Microsoft
The Azure inspired software defined networking stack that is built into Windows Server 2016 reduces the complexity and cost of network infrastructure. Not only that, you can now define your network infrastructure so that it is portable to your application requirements. What does this all mean exactly and what other new networking features does Windows […]

AzureStack breakdown of Network Controller

IT Blog by Marius Sandbu
Now I’ve previously blogged about some of the other networking component in AzureStack (Software Load Balancing) and Distributed Firewall which are essential components on how we can achieve a software-defined network. Now both the dfW and SLB are just components that operate in the data plane, but would not be possible without a central component […]

Cisco: Top 5 Takeaways from the London Gartner Data Center Conference 2016

Cisco
Over the past few years, I’ve attended Gartner’s Data Center Conference in London (see 2013, 2014, and 2015 !). As always, it was a very informative couple of days with some surprises, and one or two “I knew that would happen” moments – we’ll I like to think that anyway.  Here are my top 5 observations […]

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