Big Switch Networks Heats Up SDN Arms Race With Cloud Fabric
Jul22

Big Switch Networks Heats Up SDN Arms Race With Cloud Fabric

Just over a $1 trillion will be spent on networking hardware and software over the next 5 years, and both vendors – with the possible exception of Cisco – and customers are hoping that Software Defined Networking (SDN) and BFF Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) will capture a growing piece of that money. Big Switch Networks, which started down the SDN path in late 2009, and was working with its originator, Stanford University, 6...

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Big Data Security Analytics “Plumbing”

According to 2012 ESG research, 44% of enterprise organizations (i.e., those with more than 1,000 employees) considered their security data collection and analysis a “big data” application while another 44% believed that their security data collection and analysis would become a big data application within the following two years. Furthermore, 86% of enterprises collected substantially more or somewhat more security data than they had...

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RES IT Store: More of a Store Than a StoreFront

In February of this year, RES Software introduced its IT Store product, which at first glance looked (and sounded) like an application similar to Citrix’s StoreFront. However, once you scratch the surface, IT Store appears to be a lot more than just a pretty front end to some installed or streamed applications; it’s a full IT service workflow that allows IT to deliver applications and services to the end user when needed and without...

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SlideShare – Don’t Let Storage Eat Your Hyper-V Savings

In a competition that many had pronounced over, Microsoft’s Hyper-V is now a viable candidate in both the SMB, the remote office and even the enterprise data center. It brings the key virtualization features that most data centers at a significantly lower price than VMware. While the challenge facing Hyper-V adoption is similar to that facing VMware, the cost and complexity of the supporting storage infrastructure, the problem is...

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A Storage Strategy Built for the Future

We know the benefits that cloud storage can offer organizations – flexibility, agility, and elasticity more efficiently at lower costs. And that’s really just the start. Once you factor in the potential to address business continuity and productivity concerns with instant backup, archive, and disaster recovery plans, it’s turning into a no brainer. This, of course, doesn’t mean you should only use cloud storage. On-premises,...

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HP’s New Cloud Engineering SVP Bolsters Open Stack Efforts

HP’s recent hiring of Mark Interrante as SVP, engineering for HP Cloud marks a significant step in the company’s cloud computing efforts and overarching Helion strategy. Interrante came to HP from Rackspace, where he was SVP Products and Engineering, led the company’s product organization and was responsible for dedicated hosting solutions, internal customer support applications, Private Cloud, data science and network architecture....

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