In this post, Dan Frith looks at Pure Storage’s Data-centric Architecture in their newly announced range of FlashArray //X products. These take advantage of NVMe to build a common storage platform that can be used by both traditional and modern applications. He also shows how Pure provides an easy upgrade path for existing customers to take advantage of this architecture.
Can you realize immediate cost savings from SD-WAN? Will you be able to immediately deploy appliances and see your bills plummet? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at a recent presentation from McKesson to learn how they were able to approach SD-WAN and the values and benefits they received.
In this post, Gian Paolo Boarina looks at how Cisco Network Assurance Engine can assure the datacenter fabric is working as expected for configuration correctness, endpoints and hardware resources.
The holy grail of policy control is consistent, secure, end-to-end control. VMware’s NSX already handles the data center portion of this puzzle by providing network virtualization and segmentation for traffic within data centers. Denise Donohue looks at howNSX extends to AWS and now also MS Azure to add control for total cloud, hybrid cloud, cross-cloud, and multi-cloud deployments.
Stephen Foskett and Matt Kixmoeller discuss announcements from Pure Accelerate, including Pure Storage’s FlashArray architecture, and the AI-workload solution AIRI, which now comes in a “mini” option, as well as with the option for Cisco’s networking stack.
Stephen Foskett and Jason Nadeau, Senior Director, Product Marketing at Pure Storage, discuss the announcements coming out of the Pure Accelerate keynote. This includes the new FlashArray//X family, a new version of AIRI for AI applications, and the Evergreen Storage Service.
Change management is the bane of most network engineers, and anything that helps increase confidence in the change process and minimize downtime is extremely valuable. Lower outage rates on changes could also lead to a more flexible change policy, reducing out-of-hours requirements – which is a benefit all round. John Herbert looks at how Cisco Network Assurance Engine is a key component in the change management process, and as additional devices and technologies are supported, the value of NAE will continue to grow.
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.