Paul Stringfellow recently spoke with Cumulus Networks regarding their own software-defined networking strategy, “Infrastructure with purpose.” Their message resonated strongly with an aim to help enterprises deliver infrastructure in new ways, to meet rapidly changing demands and deliver beneficial outcomes – whether that is better services, products, or to improve efficiency and lower costs.
The cloud doesn’t have a magic wand that allows you to wave away networking planning or complexity. And sometimes your architecture isn’t going to fit perfectly into the cloud model the way that you might like. Tom Hollingsworth makes the case why you need the networking expertise of a company like Cisco Viptela to help you work around the restrictions inherent in a cloud environment.
In this post, Matt Leib takes a look at Pure Storage’s ObjectEngine. This leverages Pure’s all-flash architecture, combined with extensive compatibility with many backup software platforms, to enable rapid recovery and full metadata tracking across all platforms. For Matt, this full platform vision for data management really stands out in a crowded field.
With DirectFlash Fabric, Pure Storage not only addresses the oxymoron of delivering simple and fast direct access storage with enterprise-class features. It also does so without forcing its customers to purchase a new storage array. Max Mortillaro looks at why the NVMe over Fabrics revolution is marching on.
Matt Leib looks at how Pure Storage has accomplished some very interesting things in its relatively short history. Their FlashArray//X, as of 2018, is an all-NVMe portfolio of arrays, that works as a high-speed block device with minimal latency. With this NVMe foundation, Pure Storage is leading the way when it comes to solving storage problems across the board and helping us usher in the future of storage.
Building out your SD-WAN solution needs to include a look at how public cloud will impact your decisions. For large companies, like Koch Business Solutions, that choice is even more complicated. Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at how Koch is building a successful hybrid SD-WAN and public cloud deployment on Amazon AWS.
No matter if your applications run on-prem or in the cloud; no matter if it’s a microservice or monolith; no matter if it runs physical, virtual or containerized – customer satisfaction is key for businesses. In this piece, Joep Piscaer looks at how tools like NETSCOUT’s vSTREAM can help gather the telemetry data needed to provide visibility into IT systems, and ultimately keep customers happy.
How mature is SD-WAN? Is it ready for adoption by service providers on a wide scale? Orhan Ergun looks at the current state of the SD-WAN market and how it is beginning to replace MPLS.
In a world of networking built on standards, the hottest new technology isn’t anywhere close to being based on them. Should SD-WAN not be deployed until it has been through the standardization process? Ethan Banks has some great thoughts about why this isn’t as big of a deal as you might think.
Building a software defined WAN is easier than it has been in the past. However, there are still come challenges you need to be aware of. Thankfully, there’s help available. Jed Casey takes a look at how to leverage provider models to help you build out SD-WAN the way that’s best for you.