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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: SDN, PolyU, Cohesity & More

April 16, 2016

The transformation of network infrastructure is happening right before our eyes with innovation in virtualization, cloud and beyond the data center of today is far cry from just a few years ago. And, 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!

Much like Maverick and Goose, the data center has a ‘need for speed.’ This week, the industry bore witness to Hong Kong Polytechnic University setting a new record for the fastest optical communications in the data center. PolyU’s software approach minimized distortion, making it possible to set a mark of 240Gbit/s over a distance of two kilometers. Everything you need to know is HERE.

Some time back, Baystate Health embarked on the journey of transforming its network infrastructure, and recently completed the undertaking. The health system chose virtualization to break down its siloed operations, save on costs and create a more flexible and stable environment. The full story is HERE.

The cloud market is growing – surprise! And, this week Cohesity introduced its hybrid cloud strategy to provide customers with the cost efficiency and flexibility the cloud provides. The platform is a designed for easy integration with public or private cloud services, and offers complete storage visibility. Rory Lidstone’s complete report is HERE.

TMC’s Paula Bernier took the community behind the curtain of the software defined data center to illustrate the challenges and opportunities therein. Software is eating the world, and with major players serving as guinea pigs displaying the potential the future is big, very big.  Bernier’s complete analysis is HERE.

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

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