Hot Air Hype or a New Route to The Hybrid Cloud?
Hot Air Hype or a New Route to The Hybrid Cloud?
/ Apr 10, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Claiming to have a unique ‘hybrid cloud’ delivery strategy, HP has now released its Helion hybrid cloud portfolio for cloud builders, service providers, ISVs and enterprise customers. But coming almost ten years after the first cloud launch, HP may seem a little behind the curve. With its new technology essentially a set of cloud platforms…

Underlaying the SD-WAN Gives IT New Moves
Underlaying the SD-WAN Gives IT New Moves
/ Mar 30, 2015 0 COMMENTS

So, as network IT manager you have has just been invited to join the DevOps team to spearhead the company’s push into new global markets – congratulations! As you head off to the first meeting, two thoughts cross your mind: Can you provision the WAN connections as fast as the developers can rollout the new…

Managing the IoT Sprawl
Managing the IoT Sprawl
/ Feb 23, 2015 0 COMMENTS

My Day at the Races I recently got myself invited to a Formula-1 event and expected a grandstand seat to watch the races. I quickly realized that that was not going to work. If you are close enough to make out the drivers in the cars, then they are moving too fast for you to…

Net Neutrality: Don’t Bet Your Business Against It
Net Neutrality: Don’t Bet Your Business Against It
/ Feb 13, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Net Neutrality: A Force To Be Reckoned With OTT (Over-the-Top) content (notably video) on the public Internet continues to tie up yet more of the public Internet capacity. Infrastructure providers, however, are wary of investing heavily in new infrastructure capacity since with net neutrality they have little chance of monetizing these investments. On their side,…

Addressing Business Outcomes Through The Intercloud
Addressing Business Outcomes Through The Intercloud
/ Jan 23, 2015 0 COMMENTS

At this year’s Cisco C-scape EMEAR analyst event, the vendor downplayed its hardware product launches, focusing instead on its rapidly evolving business credentials. Cisco, with its oft-repeated message of massive Internet traffic growth, talked this time about business outcomes, and delivering all the elements – hardware, software, and professional services — to make that happen….

Security-Focused Shift to SD-WAN Threatens DC Supremacy
Security-Focused Shift to SD-WAN Threatens DC Supremacy
/ Jan 12, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Enterprise adoption of the Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) architecture opens up significant improvements from an operations, cost, and flexibility perspective. But it’s a big forklift infrastructure shift, where company size, and thus network complexity, are crucial factors in any decision to embark on the SD-WAN journey. What Will Drive SD-WAN Adoption? The work done…

4G LTE Plays Well In The SD-WAN Infrastructure
4G LTE Plays Well In The SD-WAN Infrastructure
/ Jan 5, 2015 0 COMMENTS

Many IT shops are looking at ways to adapt their corporate infrastructure to a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) that enables an open networking ecosystem across multi-vendor equipment. The October 2014 report from the ONUG (Open Networking User Group) SD-WAN Working Group, entitled Software-Defined WAN Use Case provides input for enterprise planning efforts. High quality…

CloudStack Competition Endangers Enterprise Open Source Adoption
CloudStack Competition Endangers Enterprise Open Source Adoption
/ Dec 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS

When disruptive cloud architectures began to shake corporate IT foundations, it required a ‘cloud stack’ to create, manage, and deploy infrastructure cloud services. Today, such stacks are available from a wide range of providers, some use proprietary code, but increasingly corporate users are adopting open source products. However, like other disruptive paradigms, most cloud deployments…

Mobile Security Strategy Shift: Wrap The App
Mobile Security Strategy Shift: Wrap The App
/ Nov 24, 2014 0 COMMENTS

With the fast growth in mobile devices being used to access corporate applications and data, board-level GRC (governance, risk & compliance) requirements for mobile security need to be on par with the security demanded of all other devices used to access corporate applications. The GRC process often results in approval bottlenecks on the mobile side,…

Starter Kits Offer NFV On-Ramp
Starter Kits Offer NFV On-Ramp
/ Nov 19, 2014 0 COMMENTS

As with any new technology, there is the inevitable chasm between the engineering developers (tasked with implementing innovative technology) and the marketers (tasked with getting it out into the market). Network Function Virtualization (NFV) continues that trend. What the term actually means, and how it is implemented, has resulted in frenzied activity in the vendor…