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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: CyrusOne, Cisco, ACG & More

August 13, 2016

The only thing constant in technology today is change. Innovation over the past few years has paved the way for an automated, efficient, and high performing future in the data center. As we hover on the precipice of greatness, the developments of today are standing on the shoulders of yesterday. So 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!

This week, CyrusOne announced the purchase of a building in Virginia, which will serve as the firm’s newest data center. “Within just over a

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month, we were able to quickly identify a solution and purchase a new shell building within a highly constrained market,” said CyrusOne CTO Kevin Timmons.  Timmons expects the facility to be all systems go within a year. The full story is HERE.

A recent report from ACG research illustrated the global market for optical data center interconnect (DCI) is projected to reach just shy of $5 billion by 2019, which represents a compound annual growth rate of nearly 45 percent from 2014. Laura Stotler’s complete analysis is HERE.

In the spring, Cisco announced the Cisco HyperFlex Systems, and according to company spokeswoman Lee Davis, “It’s been selling very well…It’s popular with channel partners and with customers.” TMC’s Paula Bernier checked in with Cisco this week, her entire article is HERE.

While hyperscale data centers are gaining in adoption and popularity, a key component to their success is microservices management. Microseverices empower data centers to address demand by accessing individual application functions and offering scalability. David Wadhwani, president and CEO of AppDynamics. “The world’s largest companies are eager to embrace microservices but are waiting for a scalable way of managing the potential impact on their IT infrastructures. With AppDynamics, they have the proven platform to accelerate their digital transformation and help future-proof their microservices investments.” Laura Stotler’s coverage can be found HERE.

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

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