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Networking Mergers Seen as Datacenters Are Stretched

Networking Mergers Seen as Datacenters Are Stretched

Video streaming and emerging concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT) are beginning to overwhelm datacenters. For ...

Network Outages Expose an Aging, Vulnerable Internet

Network Outages Expose an Aging, Vulnerable Internet

None of us is getting any younger, and the same is true of the Internet. Experts who ...

Cisco Expands Container Infrastructure Effort

Cisco Expands Container Infrastructure Effort

Cisco Systems is taking an infrastructure approach to container-based application deployment via an open source project designed ...

Network Management Automation: The First Step Toward SDN

Network Management Automation: The First Step Toward SDN

Unless you live under a rock, if you work in IT, you’ve heard of software defined networking ...

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February 1, 2016(0)
Video streaming and emerging concepts like the Internet of Things (IoT) are beginning to overwhelm datacenters. For networking providers, that's proving to be a good thing as growing demand for data services are lighting up "dark" fiber optic lines installed over the last decade. Indeed, a telecommunications industry forecast notes that cloud computing, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and big data ... Full article
January 7, 2016(0)
None of us is getting any younger, and the same is true of the Internet. Experts who track major outages are warning that the Internet is not aging well, and that the network architecture of a decade ago is not built to handle the growing volumes of data and streaming video. Add to that growing network security concerns and ... Full article
November 30, 2015(0)
Cisco Systems is taking an infrastructure approach to container-based application deployment via an open source project designed to define operational specifications for networking, storage and computing. Project Contiv unveiled by the networking giant earlier this month is designed to help automate policies for the micro-services used to deliver applications delivered via containers. Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) said the container infrastructure ... Full article
November 12, 2015(0)
With the expansion of their global software-defined network (SDN) dedicated to the capital markets industry, Lucera Financial Infrastructures and fiber optics vendor Perseus assert they have cracked one of the most vexing problems faced by traders: shortening the process of onboarding new clients from weeks to one or two days. Delays in provisioning clients can cost traders $1,000 a ... Full article
November 6, 2015(0)
New fabric interconnect technology could be “a game changer,” according to market watcher International Data Corp. (IDC), with the potential to break the price/performance mold established by interconnects based on Infiniband and Ethernet. IDC Research Vice President Steve Conway fleshed out the emerging interconnect approach during a recent webinar, focusing on Intel’s Omni-Path architecture (OPA) that has been in ... Full article
November 2, 2015(0)
The networking branch of the Open Compute Project announced a pair of new standard switches this week along with plans in the upcoming year to focus on faster networking hardware and moving software development beyond lower layers while expanding testing. The networking group announced on Monday (Nov. 2) two new OCP switches from member Mellanox (NASDAQ: MLNX) that feature ... Full article
October 7, 2015(0)
While SDN and IoT will undoubtedly alter the networking landscape, they shouldn’t distract from other business and tech trends that impact enterprise networks right now. Full article
September 25, 2015(0)
Cisco Systems continues to expand its considerable presence in China despite growing friction between U.S. high-tech companies and the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the eve of President Xi's visit to the U.S., Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provided more details about a joint venture with Chinese cloud computing and datacenter company Inspur Group. The Chinese server maker ... Full article
September 25, 2015(1)
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr is now spearheading an initiative to create a high-speed virtual super highway for big data. EnterpriseTech shares the details in a Q&A. Full article
September 14, 2015(0)
The current IT infrastructure shaped by the proliferation of mobile devices will soon give way to a "sensory swarm" that will overtake the current Internet of Things (IoT) while adding intelligence to a range of networks and infrastructure, a futurist predicts. "In the near future, we are going to have a sensory swarm, a great deal, a great variety ... Full article
August 26, 2015(0)
The global, growing hunger for faster networks to power high bandwidth, on-demand networks and service providers is spurring sales of OTN switching technologies, a hunger Ciena hopes to feed with today's upgraded version of its 5430 Packet-Optical Platform. Hybrid packet OTN technology is expanding, in part as service providers seek to improve network carrying capacity and data transmission speeds, ... Full article
August 11, 2015(0)
While every modern organization is unique, they all have one thing in common: the speed of business relies upon network performance. Communication, collaboration, and commerce can all suffer if networks, applications, and servers are not monitored to ensure optimal performance. With so much riding on network functionality, managing this infrastructure is central to IT's core mission. By understanding nine noble ... Full article
July 31, 2015(0)
Software-defined networking technology got a boost this week with a new and demanding use case: uncovering the secrets of the universe. Networking equipment vendor Brocade Communication Systems said it is partnering with the European Organization for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, to develop a long-term software-defined networking strategy. The San Jose-based company has also been named an official ... Full article
July 6, 2015(1)
Big network operators like telecommunications and cable carriers are looking for ways to manage storage costs as data volumes grow and applications like streaming video begin to dominate datacenter workloads and network bandwidth. With monthly data storage costs running as high as $15,000 per terabyte, AT&T Labs Research said it expects storage requirements to double over the next two ... Full article
July 2, 2015(0)
Big thinkers with deep pockets like uber-entrepreneur Elon Musk want to bring wireless connectivity to the masses by launching satellite Internet constellations. Given technical issues like latency and the need to launch thousands of satellites into low-Earth orbit to overcome those latency problems while still providing sufficient coverage, a space Internet remains a long shot. Still, NASA is increasingly ... Full article
June 29, 2015(0)
The Office of Personnel Management breach was the most recent and public example of the damage aging networks can help deliver to an organization: A lack of standard practices such as encryption, data masking, and redaction that prevents many attacks. While realists (and shareholders) don't expect IT to rip and replace aging infrastructure, IT can plan and prepare to ... Full article
June 29, 2015(0)
The OpenDaylight Project designed to accelerate the rollout of software-defined networking announced its third SDN software release along with the formation of a 12-member industry advisory group. The project backed by the Linux Foundation said Monday (June 29) its Lithium release for SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) beefs up security and automation while adding new APIs, six new ... Full article
June 12, 2015(0)
Dell said this week it is partnering with up-and-coming software-defined networking specialist Pluribus Networks to accelerate SDN adoption in the cloud. The partners said Thursday (June 11) they would seek to speed SDN deployment by demonstrating that its value extends beyond disaggregation of hardware and software. Dell also hopes to burnish its reputation for open networking by porting the ... Full article
May 28, 2015(0)
The inexorable shift of chip making to Asia continued this week with the announcement that Singapore-based semiconductor manufacturer Avago Technologies Ltd. will acquire U.S. mainstay Broadcom Corp. in a cash and stock deal valued at $37 billion. Broadcom, Irvine, Calif., a leading communications chipmaker, is a big catch for Avago, which said it plans to rebrand itself as Broadcom ... Full article
May 8, 2015(3)
A contrarian view of the conceptual framework known as the Internet to Things asserts that it should really be called the Internet of Sensors. "Companies that embrace the IoS and not the IoT will be the winners in the connected world," claims the U.K.-based technology and development organization called The Technology Partnership. TTP's argument in a nutshell is this: ... Full article

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