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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Oracle, LinkedIn, FiberLight & More

April 02, 2016

As we’ve seen over the past few years, the data center is transforming. Actions that once took hours, days or week can today – thanks to innovation in software, virtualization and cloud – be completed in the span of minutes. The industry is enjoying a front seat view to a transforming network infrastructure, and with the weekend upon us, no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was: Time for the Week in Review!

A big piece of the transformation taking place is strides in leveraging optical. This week CoAdna Photonics announced it is making modifications to its Optical Virtual Switch (system) offering to push data center interconnect links. Opportunity in the data center is abundant, especially with growing network demands. Steve Anderson’s complete report is HERE.

The presence of social media is growing in the enterprise, and with LinkedIn’s growing popularity and traffic it is turning to new technology. In short, LinkedIn has taken its latest data center hyperscale with the end goal of optimal performance in the data center with its massive server workloads. Peter Scott has all the details HERE.

Oracle is “veteran” player in virtualization and the cloud, and this week announced a new virtual private cloud option for data centers. The new service, Oracle Cloud at Customer, runs on the Oracle Cloud machine server and leverages the same APIs as Oracle’s public cloud thus making it seamless for Oracle users to toggle between the local virtual private cloud infrastructure and the Oracle fully managed infrastructure. Everything you need to know is HERE.

Dallas, Texas is most likely best known for the Cowboys, but it is also home to Infomart Dallas –one of the largest carrier-neutral data centers in the country. This week FiberLight and Carrier-1 announced a partnership to provide direct access and unlimited connectivity to the network as well as cloud and ISPs in the Dallas facility. The partnership should signal greater reliability and performance overall, Michael Guta breaks it down for you HERE.

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

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