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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Telstra, Intel Microsoft & More

August 27, 2016

The time of transformation is upon us, as developers dabble with maturing arenas of innovation like SDN and NFV the network of today has come a long way from just a few short years ago. As I’ve said time and time again in the Transforming Network Infrastructure Community, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it,” so in that spirit with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was: Time for the Week in Review.

This week, Australian broadband and mobile giant, Telstra announced a serious investment in upgrading its infrastructure. Over the next three years, the firm will dish out $2.3 billion to ensure that it can avoid network outages – like the ones it recently experienced. Complete coverage is HERE.

Also in the news, Intel initiated shipping of its silicon photonics products. Intel explained the offerings utilize integrated circuit and semiconductor laser technology to provide improved efficiency for the transfer of traffic from switches and servers in the data center. Paula Bernier has everything you need to know HERE.

Innovation in virtualization is no new thing, nor is it a fad. Looking to the APAC region, the Chinese and Indian governments have instituted

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initiatives for development in virtualization, which puts them in a position for market disruption moving forward. Laura Stotler’s entire analysis is HERE.

Microsoft made waves in the news, as its focus on targeting VMware hypervisor users has resulted in a special offer. Firms that select to make the switch from September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 are rewarded with free Windows Server Datacenter licenses when purchasing Windows Serve Datacenter + Software Assurance. Everything you need to know is HERE.

The Transforming Network Infrastructure Community is a resource for those in the data center and networking space. Spanning primarily the topics of Optical Networking, Virtualization and Hyperscale Data Centers – the forefront of network infrastructure transformation – we are always looking to hear from you! Click HERE to learn how you can become a content contributor to the community.

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

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