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Ciena Upgrades 5430 Platform for High-Speed OTN

Ciena Upgrades 5430 Platform for High-Speed OTN

The global, growing hunger for faster networks to power high bandwidth, on-demand networks and service providers is ...

9 Truths IT Pros Must Live By

9 Truths IT Pros Must Live By

While every modern organization is unique, they all have one thing in common: the speed of business ...

CERN to Deploy Brocade’s OpenFlow SDN

CERN to Deploy Brocade’s OpenFlow SDN

Software-defined networking technology got a boost this week with a new and demanding use case: uncovering the ...

AT&T Looks to Cut Network Storage Costs

AT&T Looks to Cut Network Storage Costs

Big network operators like telecommunications and cable carriers are looking for ways to manage storage costs as ...

Networks

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
May 6, 2015(0)
Along with most everything else in the datacenter, networks, including hybrid wide-area networks, are increasingly being managed by software. That software-defined approach has attracted the attention of investors who this week poured another $25 million into CloudGenix, one of a growing list of software-defined WAN vendors. CloudGenix, Santa Clara, Calif., said Tuesday (May 5) that Bain Capital Ventures led ... Full article
May 4, 2015(0)
Chuck Robbins, a 17-year veteran of Cisco Systems, was named Monday (May 4) to succeed Silicon Valley icon John Chambers as CEO of the global networking giant. Robbins’ ascension to the top post at Cisco comes as the networking giants looks for ways to leverage its installed base of routers, switches and other Internet hardware as the shift to ... Full article
April 23, 2015(0)
Dell rolled out a series of “open networking” switches and platforms for software-defined datacenters this week designed to widened the data pipe to as much as 100-GbE switching speeds. Dell also announced the addition to IP Infusion Inc., the software-defined networking specialist, to its list of open networking partners. Dell said its Z9100 multi-rate fabric switch platform can be ... Full article
April 22, 2015(0)
Software-defined networks are getting a nudge from hardware vendors, including chipmakers. With an eye toward advancing SDN deployments that are expected to ramp up this year, Freescale Semiconductor introduced a network services switching platform this week that is described as equal parts traditional networking switch and secure white box component. Developed in conjunction with manufacturing partner Adventech, Freescale’s SDN ... Full article
April 15, 2015(0)
Juniper Networks today unveiled new hardware for its SRX5800 Services Gateway that doubles the device’s available Internet Mix (IMIX) firewall throughput to 2 terabits per second (Tbps) and addresses enterprises’ need to manage bandwidth-hungry and unpredictable network environment. Scheduled to ship in the first half of this year, the new hardware includes third-generation input/output cards (IOC3); enhanced mid-plane chassis, ... Full article
April 8, 2015(0)
Spurred by private sector awareness, political turmoil, and cybercrime, Asia-Pacific organizations will spend $22 billion on critical infrastructure technologies by 2020, ABI Research estimates. Spending is expected to increase 17.7 percent between 2014 and 2015, the strongest growth rate globally compared to all other regions, London-based Michela Menting, Digital Security Practice director at ABI Research, told Enterprise Technology. Organizations ... Full article
April 7, 2015(0)
Cisco Systems launched its software-defined networking protocol called OpFlex last year as a counter to OpenFlow, a move that drew a growing list of partners. Among them is Embrane Inc., a Cisco SDN service partner and a “provider of application-centric network services.” As Cisco fleshes out its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) effort, it announced plans to acquire Embrane, Santa ... Full article
April 6, 2015(0)
Juniper Networks today (April 6) unveiled an application acceleration switch and packet flow accelerator module designed to bring computing performance and customizable logic into the network to accelerate critical business applications for financial institutions relying on real-time data. The QFX5100-AA application acceleration switch and QFX-PFA packet flow accelerator module, to be sold through Juniper’s indirect channel, are based on ... Full article
March 10, 2015(0)
In an attempt to move software-defined networking off the drawing board and into the datacenter, Dell’s networking unit is rolling out a switch interface as a standard API that attempts to abstract software between various network operating systems and silicon residing on a physical switch. Dell Networking’s Switch Abstraction Interface was submitted on Tuesday (March 10) to the Open ... Full article
March 2, 2015(0)
Hewlett-Packard has announced what is expected to be the first of several networking and cloud acquisitions this year, snapping up wireless networking specialist Aruba Networks Inc. in a bid to speed the transition to converged campus networks. HP said Monday (March 2) the equity value of the deal is about $3 billion, including net of cash and debt totaling ... Full article
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