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.
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.