Topic: sdn

Kaloom makes Software-Defined Fabric for white box software-defined networking at scale generally available

Data center networking automation company Kaloom released its Software Defined Fabric (SDF) solution into general availability. SDF is a containerized software suite designed to provide networking capabilities for white box, or custom-built, routing and switching hardware at hyperscale. “Since founding Kaloom, our goal has been to deliver the most automated, programmable and scalable data center … continue reading

SDN makes troubleshooting network issues painful

The proliferation of social media, mobile devices, and cloud computing is pushing the traditional data center to its limits. Software-defined networking is “the network industry’s response to a problem that spans a couple of decades,” explained Jason Baudreau, project strategist at NetBrain. That problem is troubleshooting issues when they arise. It is essentially an effort … continue reading

premium Defining a new network landscape

The latest advances in software-defined networking (SDN) promise to enable automation of IT operations, particularly among enterprises shifting to DevOps, application modernization initiatives and hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. Network systems providers such as Arista, Big Switch Networks, Cumulus, HPE, Nicira and Juniper were among the earliest to deliver on the concept of SDN at the … continue reading

Red Hat Accelerates Software-Defined Storage Adoption with Red Hat Storage One

Red Hat, Inc.. the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Storage One, a new approach to web-scale enterprise storage aimed at providing customers the convenience of hardware-optimized systems while preserving the flexibility and scale of software-defined storage. Red Hat Storage One is designed to provide more of … continue reading

The evolving role of the network engineer

The increasing complexity of today’s networks continues to change the role of the network engineer. A recent survey from NetBrain, 2017 State of the Network Engineer, explores the many areas where the role is evolving and where network engineers are likely to face challenges in the coming years. With growing investments in security, cloud computing, … continue reading

ZeroStack Enhances IT Visibility in Self-Driving Cloud Platform

ZeroStack, Inc., creators of a self-driving on-premises cloud, today unveiled new host-based metrics that enable better, more proactive IT management of its cloud platform. Cloud administrators can now define and enable alerting policies based on the status of physical hosts. Alerting policies can be defined on specific host-based CPU utilization, storage, network bandwidth, and other … continue reading

What organizations need to know about IT security risk management

Organizations have a rather funny and paradoxical relationship with IT security. Basically, nobody really wants to dedicate resources to their security needs until something bad happens. I think a big part of the challenge is that the notion of IT security can leave business decision makers feeling a little overwhelmed, especially when faced with the … continue reading

IT transformation can be a monster

Frankenstein is a monster. IT can harm the people who created it. Ergo, IT is a monster. Taking a software tool from this vendor, hardware from another vendor, using a cloud-based storage and network system, can often lead to problems not foreseen by those who approved that approach. “There’s a new philosophy of how IT … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire file storage provider Avere Systems

Microsoft has agreed to acquire file storage provider, Avere Systems. Avere Systems offers NFS and SMB file-based storage for Linux and Windows clients, whether they are running in cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environments. According to the company, Avere provides low-latency data access to data center storage resources. It allows customers to share computer and storage resources … continue reading

What dev should know about IT Ops

Operations is going through a fundamental shift as infrastructure itself shifts from hardware to software.  The “software-defined” future has arrived and it’s something enterprises must embrace if they want to deliver Internet-scale applications and pivot as quickly as today’s business environment requires.   Software-defined architecture uses a virtualization layer to optimize the use of resources. … continue reading

3 data center predictions for 2018

The move to digital business platforms is compelling infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders to rethink their data center strategies. Digital business platforms like artificial intelligence (AI), which encompasses machine learning (ML), deep neural networks (DNN) and the Internet of Things (IoT), are driving requirements for agile and scalable compute infrastructures In 2018 I&O leaders should … continue reading

Infrastructure terminology you should know

Infrastructure is changing quickly. Specifically, it’s being virtualized like everything else historically done only in hardware. “Software-defined” is one of the biggest infrastructure trends, not just for compute, but also storage and networks. Developers should know something about these concepts so they understand the environment in which their applications will run. Being familiar with these … continue reading

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