Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Cody Bunch

Cody Bunch is a private cloud/virtualization architect, VMware vExpert, and VMware VCP from San Antonio, Tx.  He works as a private Principal Architect, Private Cloud at Rackspace Hosting. Where can you find him? Cody’s probably best known for his work on the #vBrownBag podcast at ProfessionalVMware. He’s the author of several books including OpenStack Cloud Computing […]

Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Mike Laverick

Mike Laverick Who is he? Mike is the senior cloud infrastructure evangelist for VMware. Before joining VMware he was an independent for 10 years. He’s a former freelance VMware Certified Instructor with 17 years of experience in technologies, such as Novell (NCT), Windows (MCT), Citrix (VCI) and of course VMware (VCI). Very involved in the […]

Virtual Appliances Going Mainstream In The Data Center

VMware, EMC’s majority-owned virtualization business, has been pushing the software-defined data center for close to two years, but while SDDC still remains more of a concept than a reality, virtual appliances are going mainstream in the data center, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. “Virtual application delivery controller (ADC) revenue is growing fast […]

Protecting the Digital Economy’s ‘Soft Underbelly’

That most basic human activity: selling and buying, is undergoing hefty changes these days — and I’m not referring to the buzz around the quixotic Bitcoin currency and its issues of legality and flux, or the fact that most of the world’s ATM machines are still running on Microsoft XP. I’m talking about the ‘trust […]

Using Converged Network Offload to Turbocharge VM Migration

You’ve accelerated your WAN, virtualized your servers, and switched over to 10Gig Ethernet, but VM management — and in particular VM migration — is still taking too long, and when you do it, it hammers the servers. What is going wrong, and what can you do? In many cases the culprit will be network overhead. […]

Content Delivery In The Virtual World: If The VICAP Fits, Wear It

We’re set for one heck of a ride on the Internet over the next half-decade. For the period 2013-17, Cisco’s Visual Networking Index predicts the compound annual growth rate of machine-to-machine (M2M) modules as a component of overall Internet traffic will be 82%, along with 79% for smartphones, 104% for tablets, and 24% for TVs. […]

Storing Up a Load of Nonsense

We’ve had the server wars, with crazy speeds and feeds data being spouted by vendors.  We’ve had the network wars, with stories of how just throwing more bandwidth at a problem solves everything. And now, we seem to be in the middle of the storage wars, where numbers and “facts” are being thrown around by […]

Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Gabrie van Zanten

Gabrie van Zanten Who is he? Gabrie is a virtualization architect working for Open Line, a Dutch integrator. Where can you find him? He’s the master agent of Gabe’s Virtual World, but he also carries a license-to-write at Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.  Sources have him on several deep cover operations. Including as a contributing editor […]

Cruising Down The Info Highway In A Shiny New SeDaN

Much like the old IBM joke about how good things will be when they get here, almost everybody is talking about how good networking will be when software-defined networking is finally here. However, while most everybody is talking about SDN, and the timing is subject to debate (i.e. sooner/Dell and later/Cisco), the  reason why everybody […]

Who’s Who in Virtual Networking: Ivan Pepelnjak

There are plenty of talkers in the social world, but Who’s Who in Virtual Networking — the experts who the experts track to find out what really going on in IT? We’ve scoured the social world to identify the hidden and not-so-hidden opinion shapers and engagers in the world of virtual network services. Each week […]