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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: Verizon, FalconStor, Fiber Mountain, More

April 30, 2016

Network transformation is taking place at a fever pitch. As the data center seeks to quench its need for speed, performance and scalability, the cloud, virtualization and a software-based future come to the fore. This daily evolution is playing out in real time, 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.

I scream, you scream, who doesn’t scream for ice cream; Project Ice Cream that is. This week vArmour updated its Distributed Security System (DSS). The release named Project Ice Cream can be easily downloaded, installed and can begin securing your system in about an hour. Casey Houser’s has all the details HERE

Recently, FalconStor was selected by a German utility provider to deploy its SDS platform FreeStor as a core component of a new software defined data center. The German utility has been piecing together various virtualization pieces to take advantage of the flexibility and performance provided by software-defined solutions. Everything you need to know is HERE.

Much like the great glass Wonkavator, the Glass Core Company is heading up, up and away. Fiber Mountain announced this week that for the second consecutive year it has been named a finalist for the Best of Interop Award. The Connecticut-based firm touts a first-of-its-kind solution in the CrossCagePlus – the industry’s first automated meet-me-room solution. The complete report is HERE.

Verizon has ventured into virtualization, and this week announced that five of its U.S. data centers now contain network function virtualization OpenStack. The project began late in 2015, and in the not-too-distant future will expand to global locations as well as the remaining facilities in the United States. The full analysis is HERE.

TMC’s Laura Stotler broke down a recent report from HyTrust, which produced a fair amount of answers. It is clear the data center is definitively moving in a software-based direction, as the majority of respondents note having already implemented or will be implementing virtualization in the coming months. I don’t want to give it all away; find Stotler’s article HERE.

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

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