It’s no secret that network analytics is quickly becoming the Golden Goose of IT. There are no shortage of players in this important segment, largely because no one has a perfect option. Do analytics need to be integrated into hardware or a pure software play? Should the goal of analytics to be an aggregated abstraction […]
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Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how First American Title deployed Viptela SD-WAN to their branch offices and how it impacted their WAN resiliency. He discusses the ability of the solution to fail over between circuits and how circuit reliability is easy to track with Viptela’s dashboard.
David Varnum takes a holistic view of the new Aruba 8400 switch and how it will fit into the enterprise networking strategy of an organization going forward. He covers the programmability, hardware design, and analytics features of the device and how administrators can utilize them for their needs.
Kevin Myers takes a look at the Aruba 8400 switch and the briefing from Networking Field Day Exclusive with Aruba. He highlights many of the features of the switch, from both a hardware and software perspective, that help the platform function from a carrier-grade perspective. A switch that is built to last and extend into any role that you might need it to fill.
Maxta has offered a software-centric approach to hyperconverged infrastructure for a while. The company now support easy migrations in Red Hat to KVM, giving organizations more choice on how best to implement HCI for their needs.
Sometimes a company’s code name for projects in development can give you some insight into how they view it. The one that always stick in my mind is “Revolution”, Nintendo’s code name for what ultimately became the Wii. It showed how different the console was than anything in the company’s past, and reflected the impact Nintendo expected of it.
In the same way, Cisco’s Project Starship has now been launched as Intersight. The name loses some geek factor, but is probably much better for IP. Much like the codename implies, this is a project that is clearly linked to how Cisco sees the future of their business. Cisco has been working on this for a while, and it’s a natural extension of their Unified Computing Systems that they’ve had for almost a decade.
Today, Oracle announced that Ravello on their Cloud Infrastructure is getting a number of significant updates. It’s a pretty big update, but let’s level set first. If you’re not familiar with Ravello, it’s a product designed for organizations that want to transition from traditional on-site architecture to the cloud, without having to completely upend workflows […]
John Herbert takes a look at the design behind the new Aruba 8400 switch and why little things like airflow and linecard layout can help solve manufacturing issues. He also discusses how the new generation of switches like the 8400 can bring increased performance to locations that may not have the support of a full datacenter environment.
Packet just announced an interesting partnership with ARM to launch Works on ARM. Basically, the partnership is based around expanding support for Armv8 processors in the data center.