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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Cumulus, Mellanox, Gartner & More


July 08, 2017

Digital transformation has taken hold, driving a new era of innovation in the data center and beyond. Starting with the transformation of network infrastructure and ending with the user experience, change is in the air. And with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in network transformation news: Time for the Week in Review!

A partnership between Chinese service provider China Unicorn and Cavium Inc. led the news this week. As the two are demonstrating and testing M-Cord architectures utilizing SDN-based white box switches for 5G deployments. TMC’s Paula Bernier brings you all the details HERE.

When Gartner talks, industry listens. It really is that simple. And, this week, it named Cumulus Networks as a visionary in its July 2017 Gartner Quadrant for Data Center Networking Report. The Web-scale networking firm received recognition for its open networking platform, Cumulus Linux. “We believe our position in the Visionaries quadrant this year, our first-ever placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, and market momentum for an open, disaggregated solution is validation of our founding belief that companies need to embrace web-scale architectures,” said Josh Leslie, CEO of Cumulus Networks. Insight and analysis is HERE.

Security and storage – two topics that go together like peanut butter and jelly – are key components of a recently released MarketsandMarkets report. TMC’s Ken Briodagh delves into all the in’s and out’s of the research, which projects the Network Attached Storage (NAS) space to surpass a 45 billion dollar valuation by 2023, HERE.

This week, Mellanox released the Spectrum-2, a scalable open Ethernet switch that can support up to 400G speeds and comes in a number of form factors to fit need. “In the world of networking, capacity is king, and Mellanox does it again with Spectrum-2, pushing the limits on port speeds, densities, packet buffer size, and functionality,” said JR Rivers, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Cumulus Networks.  Find full coverage HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for all things transforming network infrastructure! See you next week!



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