Virtualization Featured Articles

  • 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 …
    1/20/2018

  • Telecoms and Computing Market Reports released a study of the telecoms and computing industries. Last year, the network automation market was estimated at $2.32 billion. The expectation is the global automation market will reach $16.89 billion by 2022; a 48.7 percent CAGR.
    1/19/2018

  • This week, Gemalto and Ponemon Institute unveiled the results of the "2018 Global Cloud Data Security Study," illustrating exactly how large the divide is in regard to cloud security precautions in place. Data is the most valuable commodity in business today, and protecting customers should top the …
    1/19/2018

  • The cloud provides tremendous opportunities for companies that make use of it. But, it has created a new set of challenges. One big challenge is skill development. This problem is specifically acute at IT companies.
    1/16/2018

  • Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, or so the saying goes. That appears to be what VMware is doing as it partnered up with once rival Microsoft. Last September, Microsoft released Azure Migrate to help transport private cloud VMware workloads to Microsoft's public cloud.
    1/12/2018

  • Alibaba Cloud has announced the opening of its first India-based data center in Mumbai, officially opening in January 2018. This is just the beginning as the company shared plans last summer to open two new data centers in Mumbai, India and Jakarta, Indonesia to aid small-to-medium sized businesses …
    1/5/2018

  • This week, Zayo unveiled its SD-WAN solution, aimed at delivering efficient and effective network management, resilience and flexibility in a streamlined package. Managing modern network operations and the requisite cloud applications doesn't have to be a herculean task.
    1/5/2018

  • Just a few years ago, not many predicted cloud computing would reach the heights we've seen in 2017 - 79 percent of companies now run workloads in the cloud (split almost evenly between public and private clouds). Who knew?
    1/2/2018

  • Singapore is a great place to be, particular if you have a data center. It's a tech industry hotspot. You can find a lot of submarine cable landings there. And the country is politically stable. But things related to data center are starting to change there.
    12/22/2017

  • 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 …
    12/16/2017

  • During the past year, more and more enterprises have begun migrating to the cloud. They've moved beyond the experimental phase and are running full production deployments. After years of buzz, the cloud has truly arrived. But getting there is not as easy as many organizations first think.
    12/14/2017

  • The PowerWulf HPC clusters from PSSC Labs are now available with Intel's new Xeon Scalable Processors and Omni-Path HPC Fabric. The company says these clusters are based on Intel's Data Center Blocks and can be useful for such high-performance computing, real-time analytics, and virtualized infrastr…
    12/13/2017

  • As Cohesity reports, it's now providing its DataPlatform to more than 20 U.S. government agencies. That includes the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Air Force.
    12/11/2017

  • 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 …
    12/9/2017

  • Today, Cloudian announced the availability of Cloudian HyperFile, an integrated NAS controller capable of delivering SMB/NFC file services from on-premises Cloudian HyperStore object storage systems. This first-of-its-kind release is feature-rich and pocket-friendly.
    12/6/2017

  • Capital One Financial Corp. is introducing a container orchestration platform called Critical Stack. Critical Stack, which is now in beta, automates compliance and security controls, and orchestrates streamlined deployment and configuration of apps and infrastructure in the cloud.
    12/4/2017

  • Marvell Technology Group and Cavium announced an agreement for common stock share acquisition. With $3.4B in annual revenue, this will make Marvell the leader in infrastructure solutions.
    12/1/2017

  • As network traffic increases, there is a need for high-speed networks to ensure service level and capacity. In telecom networks and data centers, serving hundreds of thousands of users, 100G network links are deployed to keep up with the growing demand.
    11/30/2017

  • The Open Network Automation Platform Project has come out with its first deliverable since it was created by the merger of ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project, or OPEN-O. That deliverable is a platform called Amsterdam that provides a unified architecture for service automation and orchestration…
    11/29/2017

  • Cloud computing is having an unprecedented influence on companies throughout the world; according to research from BDO, an overwhelming number (74%) of technology CFOs say that cloud will have had the most measurable impact on their business in 2017.
    11/17/2017

  • Wave2Wave's ROME solution uses robotics to bring new efficiencies to the physical aspects of optical networking. ROME leverages automation and remote control to make networks more cost-efficient, dynamic, profitable, and reliable.
    11/15/2017

  • Even as the internet continues to expand around the world, it is hitting up against the limits of physics and of the increasingly strict regulations imposed in response to successful cyber attacks.
    11/14/2017

  • 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 …
    11/11/2017

  • This week, Verizon Partner Solutions announced the arrival of a SD-WAN solution for wholesale customers. The intention is to offer improvement in areas like network efficiency and operational expenses, while delivering exceptional performance.
    11/10/2017

  • Italtel announced it designed and deployed a new green data center at one of Italy's oldest universities, the University of Pisa. The data center was built with the assistance of West Systems and Webkorner within Parco Regionale Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuuccoli.
    11/10/2017

  • Cloud computing is having an unprecedented influence on companies throughout the world; according to research from BDO, an overwhelming number (74%) of technology CFOs say that cloud will have had the most measurable impact on their business in 2017.
    11/9/2017

  • Ensuring branch security is of utmost importance. The right SD-WAN solution, architected based on core security precepts, helps keep your network secure and trouble-free at the branch so you can use SD-WAN as it was intended-realizing the full potential of digital branch and cloud transformation whi…
    11/7/2017

  • GTT Communications, Inc. announced that, for the fourth time, the Washington Business Journal (WBJ) recognized it as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Washington, D.C. region. The ranking is based on the three-year revenue growth rate for each company.
    11/3/2017

  • VMware this morning revealed plans to purchase SD-WAN outfit VeloCloud Networks. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    11/2/2017

  • This week, AT&T announced its wishes to make AI available to all, and in order to deliver that it is collaborating with Tech Mahindra to develop Acumos - an open source AI platform hosted by the Linux Foundation to enable easier building, sharing and deployment of AI applications.
    11/1/2017

  • Extreme Networks Inc. has completed its $55 million acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems Inc.'s data center switching, routing, and analytics business.
    10/31/2017

  • It's quite shocking that human inventiveness took 20+ years to replace manual coding of networks as the primary way to configure them. To some extent, networks themselves are to blame. For years, even as enterprises themselves evolved significantly in how they ran their businesses, their networks re…
    10/30/2017

  • The Cloud Native Computing Foundation has significantly expanded its membership. Newcomers include Bloomberg and Morgan Stanley, GitHub and GitLab, Qualcomm and Zendesk, Reddit and The New York Times Co, and 22 others.
    10/25/2017

  • For decades, science fiction films and novels paint artificial intelligence (AI) as a technology meant to doom us all. From 2001: A Space Odyssey, to The Terminator and iRobot, the threats depicted are unsettling to say the least. Thankfully, these are just stories. Today, AI is growing in prominenc…
    10/25/2017

  • This week, OPNFV unveiled OPNFV Euphrates, the fifth platform coming as a result of the project. In broad strokes, OPNFV Euphrates offers Kubernetes integration for the first time, in addition to cross-community continuous integration as well as improved network visibility.
    10/24/2017

  • China Unicom announced that, along with Cavium, it won RANNY's Award in "Best 5G Initiative by utilizing a comprehensive POD based on Cavium silicon.
    10/13/2017

  • IDC predicts that by the end of this year, two-thirds of CEOs at Global 2000 enterprises will have digital transformation at the heart of their corporate strategy. Most current digital transformation initiatives take, on average, five years to deliver a return on the investment enterprises make.
    10/10/2017

  • This week, Telco Systems announced a new partnership with NEC/Netcracker to provide a joint solution, a pairing of Telco Systems' NFVTime and the NEC/Netcracker NaaS solution to aid in the deployment of NFV service chains across data centers and at customer premises.
    10/6/2017

  • Migration to the cloud can pose considerable challenges and some organizations view it as a gamble but avoiding some mistakes, like the ones listed below, can help you achieve a successful migration.
    10/4/2017

  • PacketFabric is deploying its SDN-based private network across EdgeConneX data centers in four cities. Those cities include Portland, Oregon; Phoenix; Minneapolis; and Santa Clara, California.
    10/2/2017

  • Today, Cloudian announced the general availability of Cloudian HyperCloud for Microsoft Azure, which pairs the enterprise-ready S3 API interface to Azure Blob Storage creating an enterprise-grade solution that enables S3-compatible applications to connect with Azure Blob Storage.
    9/27/2017

  • ONAP announced six new members to the project this week, including: Equinix, FiberHome, Kaloom, Netsia, Openet and ZTEsoft. The newly minted members join over 50 global service providers in the mission to develop a vendor neutral automation platform for services, infrastructure and the network to ai…
    9/27/2017

  • RAD and Advantech announced a new partnership, which is resulting in the launch of a joint solution, making network edge virtualization front and center. The solution is an enhanced version of Advantech's universal CPE (uCPE) white box with enhanced performance assurance capabilities coupled with ca…
    9/27/2017

  • 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 …
    9/23/2017

  • You want to get to market faster. All service providers in the Middle East do. It's one area where you can gain a massive competitive edge and get a leg up.
    9/19/2017

  • Comcast Business recently announced what it is calling the ActiveCore SDN platform.
    9/19/2017

  • 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.
    9/16/2017

  • Versa Networks announced a new partnership with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG), making CTG a preferred vendor for Versa SD-WAN and SD-Security solutions
    9/15/2017

  • This week, a partnership between Cavium and Enea is bearing fruit. The duo announced the availability of optimized uCPE solutions utilizing the Cavium OCTEON TX ARMv8 processor SoC suites and the Enea NFV Access software platform.
    9/15/2017

  • When it comes to implementing strategies for digital transformation (DX), there are nearly as many methods as there are companies using them.
    9/7/2017





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Day 4, Cisco Live! 2017 - The Wrap

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Day 3, Cisco Live! 2017

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Day 2, Cisco Live! 2017

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