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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: CyrusOne, Macom, Digital Transformation & More

December 03, 2016

In this age of digital transformation the one constant is change. As Bill Clinton once said, “The price of doing the same old thing is far higher than the price of change.” To piggyback Clinton, Darwin is quoted as saying, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” Here in the Transforming Network Infrastructure community innovation is the name of the game, and what comes as a result? Change. Burgeoning areas of development such as virtualization, cloud, SDN and the like are spurring this change, and with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in digital transformation: Time for the Week in Review!

Leading the news this week, Macom announced the establishment of a definitive agreement to purchase Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, or AppliedMicro. The deal, valued just shy of $800 million, is the combination of two quite complementary firms. Steve Anderson has all the details HERE.

As our regular readers know, each month we offer a community poll to get some industry insight from those in the trenches. And this week, we

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reviewed the results of “Who drives Digital Transformation initiatives in your organization?” If you’re curious about who’s at the helm of this shift taking place, everything you need to know is HERE.

Quanta announced that it will be using Brocade’s IP networking solutions to aid in its move SDN to help simplify operations and gain access to a broader range of software solutions. Dave Chen, Associate Vice President of Quanta Computer, said, “We’ve deployed Brocade networking solutions at Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City because they provide a radically simplified administration model, which reduces costs and improves network availability, and sets us up for further improvements and increased production line flexibility by leveraging SDN.” Michael Guta’s complete coverage is HERE.

The rate and breadth of digital transformation taking is crating change in many ways; one notable instance is the creation of the Edge Computing Consortium (ECC). The newly formed entity joins several companies from around the globe to work toward enriching the market – from best practices to opportunities in the space. The entire article is HERE.

Chi-Town is excited. Yes, the Cubbies not that long ago broke a century old World Series drought, but that’s not the current fervor coming from “Second City.” CyrusOne broke ground on the site of the windy city’s newest data center, which is in response to customer demand and it also solidifies the firm’s presence in the region. Paula Bernier’s breakdown 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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