Imagine you are migrating applications from on-premises to the cloud, and maybe even refactoring applications and functionality into cloud-native microservices. How do you keep tabs on performance, key operational telemetry and business metrics when many parts of the metaphorical moving train are changed and replaced? Joep Piscaer looks at what NETSCOUT offers to provide end-to-end visibility across the cloud and on-prem.
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In this series we are exploring how the changing demands placed upon our technology stack is forcing us to rethink how infrastructure is designed and delivered. Having recently spoken with Cumulus Networks about their “Infrastructure with Purpose” strategy, Paul Stringfellow wanted to explore further how this new approach to networking is core to the ability to deliver modern web scale IT to the enterprise.
Not all AI consumers are interested in diverting their limited resources and time into becoming an IT infrastructure system integrator. The breadth of work needed to ready the IT infrastructure resources needed so that developers can start their work can be dizzying.In highly competitive industries, three to six months of delay on critical, competition-driven business initiatives can make a huge difference. With that in mind, Max Mortillaro looks at Pure Storage’s AIRI, a fully integrated AI-ready infrastructure stack that enables organizations to spend more time on delivering value and achieve a faster ROI.
What if instead of waiting for your network team to provision your uplinks, your network could auto-provision VLANs and MLAGs as soon as a new hypervisor node was connected to the network? Mike Stump looks at how Cumulus Networks and Nutanix aim to solve this problem with their partnership to bring automation via open networking to your AHV clusters.
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.