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Your VMworld 2015 Roundup!

Another VMworld in San Fransisco is behind us.  The crowds certainly showed that the momentum is holding as technologists from around the globe converged onto the Moscone Center.  Let’s take a look at some of the great technologies, featured front and center during VMworld 2015! With numbers in the range of 24,000, it is difficult […]

SDN 101 – Why should you care?

Citrix Systems
Learn how SDN helps address the challenges of virtualization. You will learn practical tips that can help you get started immediately. Join Jim Metzler, VP at Ashton, Metzler & Associates and Steve Shah, Sr. Director at Citrix, to learn: -How virtualization impacts the underlying network infrastructure; -Why and how SDN addresses the challenge of virtualization; […]

VMworld 2015 Opening Keynote: All in on Hybrid Cloud

VMware Inc. kicked off its conference in the Moscone Center with a keynote that had one overarching theme: the cloud. For VMware, the cloud is what will enable its vision of running any application on any device through a combination of public and private clouds. And it’s taking that idea further — it even wants […]

Shared Nothing Migration within VMTurbo 5.3

VMTurbo’s ability to control virtualized environments in a constant state of automated service assurance has been at the center of the platform’s value proposition since its inception. By creating an economic abstraction of the datacenter that automatically brokers workload demands to the underlying supplies of resources, VMTurbo enables organizations to assure application performance while simultaneously […]

Extreme Networks: BYOD, Mobility Top Concerns for Channel Partners

The proliferation of bring your own device policies and enterprise mobility continue to be the most important areas of focus for global channel partners, according to a new study from Extreme Networks(EXTR). Extreme Networks recently asked channel partners across the globe to name the technologies and business models that are key to the current and future […]

#SDN becomes part of a bigger picture

SDN is becoming part of a larger framework, according to Bala Thekkedath, SDN/NFV product marketing lead for Ericsson. In his keynote during the recent Open Daylight Summit in Santa Clara, California, Thekkedath discussed how Ericsson and Intel have come together to meet the needs of the service provider network. “We want to make sure we’re […]

Citrix Releases New Specialization in Networking for Data Center

Citrix Systems
Yes, the evolution of the software-defined network is here and Citrix has a vision to achieve success that not only enables customers, but also supports partners. Customers at Synergy experienced the unveiling of new Citrix networking products designed to deliver simplified, reliable mobile workspaces worldwide and learned first-hand about the Citrix vision for the software-defined […]

Software-Defined Data Center? Just a Buzzword without Demand-Driven Control

For global banks the data center is a revenue impacting gateway. Financial transactions rely on applications, which in turn rely on data centers. Thousands of financial transactions are processed per minute and any delay in service can have billion-dollar consequences. Banks are turning to Software-Defined Data Centers to mitigate the risks, but without Demand-Driven Control […]

SDN and NFV Shine at Mobile World Congress

For a mobile conference, there was a lot of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) buzz at the recent Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona as mobile service providers are at the vanguard of an industry gearing up for the era of new-age networking. In fact, research firm Frost & Sullivan provided a […]

Docker Acquiring Container SDN Specialist SocketPlane

Docker is buying SDN vendor SocketPlane. Financial terms of the deal—considered a talent and technology acquisition—have not been disclosed. Docker Inc., the lead commercial sponsor behind the popular open-source Docker application container virtualization technology, announced this morning that it is acquiring privately held software-defined networking (SDN) vendor SocketPlane. Financial terms of the deal are not […]

IBM jumps on the hyper-converged bandwagon

IBM jumps on the hyper-converged bandwagon Last week’s announcements further show that HCI has gone mainstream. One of the world’s largest and most storied legacy players, IBM, said it is investing $1 billion in SDN. This BusinessInsider article, In another brilliant move, IBM just budgeted $1 billion to take down EMC,  discusses IBM’s strategy. It also features Nutanix […]

IBM expands into SDN & hybrid clouds with Spectrum Storage

IBM is pushing ahead with its plans for the hybrid cloud, in the belief that actions and words speak louder together. First up, it’s making a big promise – $1 billion to b einvested in the development of its software storage portfolio over the next five years; and second, the release IBM Spectrum Storage, a […]

Deja Vu – Containers, Virtualization, and SDN

Everything old is new again. There really is a cyclic nature to many things in live, and technology is no different. It isn’t that the thing that we were doing 5 years ago was wrong, so much as it was the best strategy we could take at the time based on the available technology. When […]

DevOps 101 for Networking Folks

As we get more calls about networking in a “cloud-ish” environment, particularly around SDN and programmable networking, the concept of staffing and DevOps is creeping into more discussions. Not surprisingly, all major networking vendors now have an SDN story and Puppet/Chef support is quickly becoming common-fare on data center switches. Most networking leaders have heard of […]

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