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Mastering KVM Virtualization

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Master the art and techniques of building virtualized solutions with Linux OS About This Book Implement KVM on the Linux Box and become the go-to person for Linux virtualization in your organization Acquire the key skills needed to migrate your application from datacenter virtualization to the cloud Understand how Linux virtualization can be used to […]

Citrix: SD-WAN: Gartner Speaks Out

Citrix Systems
In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how SD-WAN was more than just a new acronym, but rather it represented a networking concept full of innovation and investment. Just as Citrix is a leader in developing SDN solutions with the NetScaler platform, Citrix is also a leader in the SD-WAN development with its CloudBridge […]

The benefits of Software Defined Network for Cloud Computing

Software-defined networking (SDN) is an umbrella term covering several kinds of network technology aimed at making the network as agile and flexible as the virtualized server and storage infrastructure of the modern data center. The goal of SDN is to allow network engineers and administrators to respond quickly to changing business requirements. In a software-defined […]

Organization Transformation for Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure-as-a-Service

The evolution of technology can have significant influence on the future success, or failure, of companies that operate within an industry. Traditional communications service providers face this challenge today. The technologies driving this transformation are Cloud, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Communications service providers (CSPs) look at the NFV model and […]

SDN (Software-Defined Networking) Primer, and Why we Need SDN

The SDN acronym seems to be every where these days. Since it is still relatively new to many people in the industry, it seemed good to do a quick primer on SDN, some of the key players in the space, and why SDN is needed in the industry. Before SDN In traditional networks we see […]

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

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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 […]

Deploying Mirantis OpenStack on a Single Citrix XenServer

Mirantis have recently published a Fuel Plugin for XenServer, allowing you to easily use the hypervisor deployed by the world’s largest cloud with OpenStack. The integration with Mirantis OpenStack makes the whole deployment straight forward – once the physical networking is defined. The networking topology is often cited as one of the more complicated things to […]

Dell to preserve ‘pieces’ of EMC

While details of the Dell-EMC merger are dominating most conversations at Dell World 2015, the focus for some of Dell’s departments has stayed on keeping business running smoothly as usual while the merger heads toward finalization. Tom Burns, GM of networking and peripherals at Dell, Inc., met with Stu Miniman, cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE […]

Citrix Positioned for the Ninth Consecutive Year as a Leader in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Citrix today announced that it has been evaluated by Gartner, Inc. for its NetScaler® solution, the market-leading application delivery controller used as core infrastructure for some of the largest cloud providers in the world, and positioned in the leaders quadrant in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers[1] (ADC) report authored by Gartner analysts Andrew […]

Software Defined Networking for IT Leaders – 5 Steps to Getting Started

In Part 1 of “Software Defined Networking (SDN) for IT Leaders”, micro-segmentation was described as one of the most popular use-cases for SDN. With the increased focus on security, due to growing number of brand-damaging cyberattacks, micro-segmentation provides a way to easily and cost-effectively firewall each application, preventing attackers from gaining easy access across your […]

Microsoft Announces Linux Derivative Powering Azure Cloud Switch

Microsoft has made the landmark announcement that they are using a Microsoft-contributed Linux derivative.  While this may have once been a story that would be seen on The Onion, and even spawned the parody site, there is no joke about what is coming out of the Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Open Technologies teams.  Recent […]

Microsoft’s built a Linux-based OS to implement software-defined networking

Satya Nadella’s ‘new’ Microsoft has done something the ‘old’ Microsoft would never do. It’s firmly embraced the concept of software-defined networking (SDN) by building a data center network operating system based on Linux. Microsoft belives that doing so gives it much greater control over its network management software than what networking companies can offer. Just […]

Aalborg Portland Malaysia selects Veeam Availability Suite to Enable the Always-On Business

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 16 September, 2015: Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, today announced that major cement manufacturer, Aalborg Portland Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (“Aalborg Portland”) has deployed Veeam Availability Suite v8TM to deliver the Always-On BusinessTM. Aalborg Portland is part of Cementir Holding, an Italian multinational […]

Best Practices for Reducing Latency with VMware NSX

I just came back from VMworld and NSX was front and center, right along with vCloudAir, in the One Cloud initiative coming out of VMware. We’ve been hearing about NSX for a while now as VMware’s SDN offering, and it seems like now the industry is starting to take notice. What is NSX? Before we […]

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