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The Network Binds the Increasingly Distributed Datacenter

The network connects everything – the datacenter, the public cloud, the edge and everything in between. It has the surprising power to connect everyday objects like the home thermostat or a kindle on the go to the Internet. And for organizations, it links the users to the enterprise, and acts as the glue that holds a disparate and distributed infrastructure together.

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Technology journalist and Field Day delegate, Jeffrey Burt establishes this in his article “THE NETWORK BINDS THE INCREASINGLY DISTRIBUTED DATACENTER”. In the article, he chronicles the journey of PlumGrid, a networking startup and its founder Pere Monclus, as he captures the evolution of networking through the recent years. He writes,

Before founding software-defined networking startup PlumGrid and then moving to VMware when it bought his company in 2016, Pere Monclus spent almost 12 years with Cisco Systems at a time when while much of enterprise networking was still in the corporate datacenter, the shift to network virtualization and the migration to the cloud were getting underway.

Read the rest of Burt’s article “THE NETWORK BINDS THE INCREASINGLY DISTRIBUTED DATACENTER” for a short and interesting read on how networking has changed in the past decade. Sign up for our weekly newsletter or watch our weekly News Rundown to never miss an update.

About the author

Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.