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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Google, Virtuozzo, Cisco & More


July 30, 2016

Network transformation is nothing new; but the technologies and solutions being leveraged are done so in a way the industry has never seen. SDN, NFV, the cloud and beyond offer developers and engineers a new arsenal to assault legacy networks and provide improved efficiency, performance and cost savings at the end of the day. 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: Time for the Week in Review!

Hitting leadoff in Transforming Network Infrastructure’s lineup is none other than Internet giant Google. The tech titan is now leveraging artificial

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intelligence (AI) to minimize energy usage in its data centers. AI is a perfect match for the complexity in data center operations. Find the full report HERE.

This week Cradlepoint and Softbank announced a newly minted partnership, and in addition, Cradlepoint unveiled its NetCloud Platform. The cloud-based solution leverages the recent acquisition of Pertino to offer Cradlepoint’s offerings available via software. This appears to be the first in a line of announcements expected from this duo, stay tuned. Paula Bernier provides all the details HERE.

Virtuozzo is a firm well versed in virtual environments, and this week announced the general availability of Virtuozzo 7, which promises improved flexibility and performance.   In addition, the enhanced solution reduces latency to ensure the network is highly responsive and smooth. Steve Anderson has everything you need to know HERE.

Cisco has taken aim at the cloud management software space. Months back, its purchase of CliQr provided Cisco with a solution that aids firms in selecting cloud management solutions by providing the cost effective and efficient products. And now Cisco is doubling down on cloud, as its Senior Director for CloudCenter Business Development David Cope noted “Instead of getting apps to work for the infrastructure, there needs to be a way to get the infrastructure to dynamically conform to the needs of the application, providing complete portability and manageability across any of the environments.” Tracey Schelmetic’s complete analysis is HERE.

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



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