Virtualization Featured Articles

  • AFCOM's last month issued a State of the Data Center Industry study suggesting an increase in ownership, renovations, and building. And this month IDC published its Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, which reveals total spending on IT infrastructure products for deployment in cloud…
    4/20/2018

  • The MEF today announced the publication of two new specifications aimed at accelerating the arrival of automated networks and more agile services.
    4/10/2018

  • Where hyperscale data center operators go, others follow. So, when Google announced this month that it will be using P4Runtime, it got people's attention. P4Runtime, the company explained, is the next step in the journey that started with software-defined networking adoption.
    4/9/2018

  • Pica8 at the Open Networking Summit demonstrating its multivendor 100G switch fabric using the NEC ProgrammableFlow SDN Controller. This solution employs the PICOS network operating system running on core and edge switches from Dell EMC, NEC and Edgecore.
    3/29/2018

  • SDN allows networks to become more flexible and programmable. And when you can program a network, you can automate it. And when you can automate a network, you can make things happen faster because you don't need human intervention to roll out a service; or identify and mitigate a security threat; o…
    3/26/2018

  • 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. With the weekend upon us, there's no better time than the present to take a look…
    3/24/2018

  • The Linux Foundation is pushing a new hypervisor effort called ACRN aimed specifically at IoT.
    3/20/2018

  • This three-part series began with the origin of Ethernet, the foundation for most networking communications today. In Part 2, we looked at the longevity and upgradability of future-proof FPGA platforms. Now, it's time to look at how the pluggable front port technology that is available today complem…
    3/19/2018

  • The Open Networking Foundation, this week, announced a new open source effort that it says enables a new generation of software-defined networking. Stratum Project will deliver true software programmability on the data plane, the ONF says, going far beyond OpenFlow.
    3/15/2018

  • Now that the cloud adoption is in full swing, many companies are pondering how best to manage their IT assets. Once a company has overcome the complexities of a migration, optimizing IT applications and minimizing costs should be a priority.
    3/15/2018

  • Today, cloud service providers manage the elasticity and administration of the Hadoop cluster, so you can simply focus on analyzing your data. But this doesn't mean all your problems are answered.
    3/13/2018

  • The first article of this series took a look at the humble beginnings of Ethernet and how it began to accommodate advances in network technology. This second installment looks at how FPGA technology has evolved to support FPGA-based network acceleration cards (NACs).
    3/12/2018

  • 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 …
    3/10/2018

  • Businesses are using connected technologies at a large and growing rate. Cisco is addressing multicloud and virtualization complexity by introducing new security capabilities to its Tetration platform.
    3/8/2018

  • Ethernet today is a given, having become a dominant force in the world of networking. In fact, as technology has evolved, Ethernet has evolved into the foundation for most networking communications today. In the first of a three-part series on Ethernet, we'll look at its origins and its evolutionary…
    3/8/2018

  • 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 …
    3/3/2018

  • According to a new research report from Global Market Insights, the Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market Share is estimated to cross $88 billion by 2024. SDN utilizes multiple types of network technology to create an agile and flexible network as a virtualized server and storage infrastructure o…
    3/2/2018

  • Aricent announced a partnership with packet-optical, IP and SDN solution provider Coriant. The pairing is taking aim at a market pegged for explosive growth in the coming years.
    3/1/2018

  • There are plenty of reputable sources that point to near parity in container adoption versus virtualization, such as SDxCentral's 2017 Container and Cloud Orchestration Report. The bigger story is the many potential users that are still on the fence about containerization.
    2/27/2018

  • In announcing its 2017 financials this week, Windstream laid out how it will help businesses with digital transformation in the year ahead. It also noted that in 2017 it saw growing demand for its SD-WAN service and strategic enterprise products.
    2/23/2018

  • Businesses today are bombarded by various campaigns calling out the need for organizations to "move to the cloud." With hybrid cloud environments becoming the new standard, this language and the implications that go along with it aren't going away.
    2/20/2018

  • Enterprises have a unique advantage as their cloud usage continues to grow and evolve. The ability to see where IT spend is going is a great opportunity to optimize resources and minimize wasted cloud spend, and one of the best ways to do that is by identifying and preventing cloud waste
    2/20/2018

  • This week at ITEXPO 2018, we'll be addressing the challenges for telcos as they implement new software-centric and agile networks, and embrace DevOps. We'll discuss where the telcos are in this journey. And we'll offer best practices and solutions to help them in their digital transformation efforts…
    2/13/2018

  • Today's workplace is changing dramatically. People are using mobile devices to connect to one another and to the applications and information they need to access. Cloud computing models now enable new levels of business agility. Social networking and unified communications allow workers to be innova…
    2/13/2018

  • It is sometimes said that there is no reward without risk. However, in IP/optical networking, as in many other fields, the key is to identify and quantify risk. Then any risks deemed significant can be mitigated and contingency plans established. Software Defined Networking (SDN) brings an impressiv…
    2/13/2018

  • Cloud computing is becoming a standard practice for companies of all sizes in a variety of industries. There are three main types of cloud computing - Public, Private, and Hybrid. These different variations are characterized by who owns the servers (where the cloud is hosted) and where these servers…
    2/12/2018

  • 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 …
    2/10/2018

  • Cloud traffic will account for 95 percent of the data center load by 2021. The cloud held an 88 percent share in 2016. Growing demands on the data center and the rise of the cloud have prompted strong investment in these environments - particularly in the hyperscale realm, Cisco notes.
    2/7/2018

  • Members of the Open Networking Foundation will be at Mobile World Congress staging Edge Cloud demonstrations that leverage CORD POD technology. Mobile World Congress starts later this month and runs through March 1.
    2/6/2018

  • 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 …
    2/3/2018

  • Alibaba Cloud, an extension of the Alibaba Group, announced the launch of the Malaysia City Brain initiative. The initiative will be in conjunction with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL).
    2/2/2018

  • 5G is coming soon. The Internet of Thing continues to proliferate. And even more IoT applications will be enabled via the arrival of 5G. So, there's lots of data moving around data centers and networks today
    1/31/2018

  • 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 …
    1/27/2018

  • Digital Realty is adding direct access to Oracle Cloud. The colocation, data center, interconnection solution provider will offer this capability in 14 metropolitan areas.
    1/25/2018

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the cloud are making data more manageable and useful. That's enabling businesses to do some cool new things.
    1/25/2018

  • 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





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