Cisco ACI: The (SDN) Beat(ing) Goes On
Dec03

Cisco ACI: The (SDN) Beat(ing) Goes On

For the networking industry — which can make glaciers look like Usain Bolt at work — Cisco’s ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure, AKA Software-Defined Networking) appears to be a runaway success. SDN is networking’s version of server virtualization… on steroids, and in the six quarters that Cisco has been selling ACI (as one of its three approaches to SDN), the company has raced to more than 5,000 Nexus 9K and ACI...

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The Future’s Looking Bright(er) For Cisco
Jun08

The Future’s Looking Bright(er) For Cisco

SAN DIEGO: It’s been a wild run-up to Cisco Live, June 7-11, with executive shakeups, acquisitions, product announcements and a communications forecast predicting that the future should be very bright over the next few years for networking’s powerhouse. Of course its competitors, alternative technologies, customers and a wonky economy will have their say in just how this will all play out, but as the old saying goes, so far, so good....

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EMC Redefines Opportunity, Storage and Itself (3of3)

Like most other vendors, EMC uses its annual analyst summit (held last week in Boston) to provide IT industry analysts an overview of the company’s business, its performance during the previous calendar year and its view of the road ahead. But the company also does some things quite differently than its peers, particularly as regards the participation of senior executives. For example: To read the complete article, CLICK HERE NOTE:...

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HP: The Human Side of Innovation

Acquired organizations and products can certainly benefit acquiring companies, especially in terms of delivering near-immediate commercial opportunities. But at the same time, the human side of innovation – the executives, engineers, developers and business line employees who initially develop, launch and then keep fledgling technologies aloft – can provide equally valuable or even greater, long-lasting benefits. That certainly seems...

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One OpenStack to Rule Them All: Bare Metal to Clouds

At VMworld 2014, VMware announced its easy-to-install OpenStack distribution, VMware Integrated OpenStack. This got me thinking, as normally OpenStack refers not just to the OpenStack distribution but to a specific underlying hypervisor as well, usually KVM. However, we know that OpenStack works equally well on KVM, vSphere, Hyper-V, and Xen, as it is more of a cloud management layer than a hypervisor. We should probably never lose...

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