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So Which Is It: NFV or NSV?
/ Sep 17, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Because I am sensitive to the fact that I am a recovering academic I am hesitant to ...
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It’s Time For Network Engineers to Give Up Their “Sine Qua Non”
/ Apr 28, 2015 0 COMMENTS
In the final 2009 season of the TV series Battlestar Galactica (the greatest show in history of TV), Admiral William Adama decides to let the fleet jump away and continue the search for ...
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13½ Interesting Questions about SD-WAN
/ Apr 2, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Ethan Banks raised some thought provoking questions around SD-WAN on his blog. Here’s our response to those questions. 1) What’s the impact to hosts on virtual machine based endpoints, ...
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It’s The Software, Stupid! But Also The Hardware And ASICs
/ Feb 25, 2015 0 COMMENTS
The mania around software is at an all-time high. Everyone is a software vendor and it seems no one wants to be in the hardware business anymore. Software is the new, sexy item and ...
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Extending VMware vSphere 6 Replication over the WAN
/ Feb 3, 2015 0 COMMENTS
Data protection is essential for business continuity and disaster recovery, and that includes the protection of virtual machines (VMs). Today at VMware Partner Exchange 2015, Silver ...
Internet of Things
The IoT is About New Experiences, Not Just Connected Things
/ Jan 6, 2015 0 COMMENTS
2014 was a big year for the Internet of Things (IoT). Much of the focus of IoT has been on the topic of connected things. I actually wrote about connected devices in this blog on five ...
Chain Links
Understanding Service Chaining
/ Dec 15, 2014 0 COMMENTS
One of the emerging topics of conversation related to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) has been something called “service chaining”. The topic has gotten a fair bit of media focus of ...
The Growing Need For Intelligent Workload Management
/ Dec 11, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Life used to be so good. An operating system was loaded onto a server of some sort and an application stack loaded on top of that. Provided the workload remained pretty static, the ...
mobile security
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 ...
Software Defined Storage
Is Software-Defined Storage A Solution In Search Of A Problem?
/ Nov 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS
Software-defined storage, or SDS, seems such a great idea. After all, when we are faced by a new project most of us still think in terms of how many drives to buy for it, yet the fact ...
Why ONUG Has It Right
/ Nov 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS
I recently got back from spending two days at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) conference in New York. Kudos to Credit Suisse for hosting the event and to ONUG leadership for ...