Pure Storage has come a long way in nine years and it’s been refreshing to see the company maintain its stated direction of delivering compelling storage solutions in a way that take advantage of the latest technology while providing the end user with simple to use operational and lifecycle management tools. Dan Frith takes a look at where the company started with it’s original AFA, and how they’ve continued to deliver since then.
VMware recognizes the challenge in bridging software-defined domains into a cohesive unit and has started to build out a portfolio of software-defined products that work seamlessly together. Jordan Martin takes a look at why their Virtual Cloud Network fulfills the original promise of software-defined networking.
Solving problems involves dealing with complexity. You may have to add a little to get a lot of simplicity in the end. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how National Instruments was able to measure their complexity and get a lot of simplicity in the end.
This week at Dell Technologies World, VMware announced their Virtual Cloud Network portfolio of products. They are charting a path to transform, organize, simplify, and automate technology services from the datacenter, to the cloud, and out to the edge with NSX, NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud, and NSX Cloud.
The time for a better way to deploy and operate data centers and networks is mature now. New products in Cisco’s catalogue show a shared roadmap based on a common theme Cisco refers to as “Intent-Based Networking”. One such product, Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) was publicly released at Cisco Live Barcelona this past January. NAE can provide configuration and state validation as well as security compliance testing for an ACI fabric. Gian Paolo Boarina looks at some of the details.
The benefits and tradeoffs of the cloud are well known in IT. Public cloud provides allow organizations to quickly spin up compute or storage resources, but come with hidden costs. When looking at a multi-cloud strategy, these costs can quickly snowball. INFINIDAT’s recently released Neutrix Cloud offers something different, delivering all of the capabilities of an enterprise-grade InfiniBox storage system for Tier 1 applications, bundled in a cloud consumption model that helps organizations achieve cost efficiencies while maintaining sovereignty on their data.
All networks have one thing in common; the need to change. However, change is inherently risky. Anticipating the potential side-effects of any given change, especially in a complex network, can be extremely challenging. Programmers and network engineers both need to follow consistent processes to minimize the impact of changes, and this post examines the need for good verification as a pillar of change control.
There weren’t many choices until now in the enterprise market for an efficient and open secondary storage / backup platform. To address this challenge, INFINIDAT have recently introduced a new addition to their portfolio: InfiniGuard. InfiniGuard promises enterprise-class data protection at petabyte scale with lightning fast recovery. What does this entail for customers, and what is InfiniGuard?
As organizations move to a SaaS model for end-user applications, how will your network respond to the increased complexity of needing support for those applications and their requirements? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Viptela is leading the way with Cloud On-Ramp and how it can increase your user’s happiness with SaaS.
Last week INFINIDAT announced some major milestones to expand their product portfolio. Max Mortillaro takes a look at one of the new products, InfiniSync, this week, which claims to offer zero RPO over any distance?.How does it deliver that? A combination of exhaustive connectivity and robust engineering. Max outlines why this is a compromise free way to ensure no data loss during disaster recovery.