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  • In part one of this two-part column, I examined the genesis of the so-called "Velocity Gap" and the problems it creates for IT organizations. Now I will lay out the steps you can take to close the Velocity Gap and hasten your evolution from the Keeper of IT Systems hiding in the data center to a hig…
    5/26/2016

  • People sometimes joke that SDN stands for still done nothing, analyst Zeus Kerravala notes in a recent Network World piece, adding that organizations - particularly data center operators ­­- are proceeding cautiously with this high-stakes proposition.
    5/24/2016

  • The data center is software's most recent "meal." Physical infrastructure is giving way to software-based solutions capable of greater flexibility, cost savings and performance. Study after study hammers this point home, and as network infrastructure is virtualized software is steering the ship. Whi…
    5/23/2016

  • Corsa Technology, by any standard, has been busy lately. We just saw the company bring out new tools for software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) use, and now, we've got new tools to look at in virtual switching. Corsa has also stepped up its support for virtual services with its new DP2000 netwo…
    5/23/2016

  • The report illustrates the growth patterns afoot, breaking down the regional issues and other trends behind the impressive growth projection. Growth has been limited so far, as progress has been limited to use cases, proof-of-concept, and a handful of commercial deployments. That latter point is wha…
    5/20/2016

  • Software defined networking (SDN) is steadily becoming pervasive, impacting the operations of telcos, service providers, data centers and the enterprise. Technologies, standards and solutions surrounding SDN are still very much evolving and developers are routinely changing the game for all parties …
    5/20/2016

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It's Alive! The Revival of the Data Center Optical Cross-Connect

After a decade of minimal innovation, the data center optical cross-connect market is roaring back to life. For years, the primary users for cross-connects were carrier networks and the largest multi-tenant data centers.

Is SDN the Ethernet of the 80's or ATM of the 90's?

Everyone knows what Ethernet is, but how many people who started their careers in the past fifteen years have heard of ATM? No, not Automatic Teller Machine - Asynchronous Transfer Mode, a technology that dominated the hype cycle in the 90's and then disappeared from public awareness, despite the fact that many applications still make use of it today.

OPX - Taking Test Automation to a New Level

Enterprises are re-evaluating their data center infrastructure in unprecedented numbers, as hybrid cloud makes its way into real-world applications and early adopters display the benefits of moving to more flexible SDN architectures.

CrossCage Plus - Automated Cross Connects for Colocation Data Centers

The cost and time involved in provisioning cross connects within multi-tenant colocation data centers is one of the biggest frustrations for the businesses they serve. The standard process requires manual provisioning by on-site technicians, and takes days or even weeks to complete even when everything goes smoothly.

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