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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Ascent, Infinera, VMware & More

September 03, 2016

SDN is sending shockwaves through the data center scene.  In leveraging burgeoning areas of technology like NFV, SDN and the cloud, digital transformation is taking hold. And, we have a front row seat in the Transforming Network Infrastructure Community. 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!

Recently, Ascent announced the arrival of its Navigator platform, a next generation DCIM tool built on over 20 years of infrastructure maintenance experience. Ascent has earned a strong reputation in the DCIM space, with an eye on expansion. Read Steve Anderson’s complete analysis of the announcement HERE.

Special Guest contributor to the community, Olivier Huynh Van – CTO and co-founder of Glue – offered insight into automation and orchestration issues in today’s network environments. Every network is different, or a “snowflake” as he put it, so they require different solutions to different issues. I’ll let Van tell you the rest HERE.  

SDN is no passing fad; that is certainly clear at this point. And this week, Infinera unveiled its Xceed Software Suite, which promises a portfolio of open and modular and integrated software components to deploy SDN automation within the Infinera programmable multi-layer transport networks. Everything you need to know is HERE.

A strong supporter of interoperability, the VMware Cloud Foundation this week demonstrated a simplified SDDC model for utilizing multiple clouds. Part of the announcement included VMware’s new Cross-Cloud Architecture; developed to allow customer to secure, manage, connect and run applications across multiple clouds and devices in a “common operating environment. Complete coverage 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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