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.
There weren’t many choices until now in the enterprise market for an efficient and open secondary storage / backup platform. To address this challenge, INFINIDAT have recently introduced a new addition to their portfolio: InfiniGuard. InfiniGuard promises enterprise-class data protection at petabyte scale with lightning fast recovery. What does this entail for customers, and what is InfiniGuard?
To kick off a Tech Talk series with Infinidat, Max Mortillaro gives some background on the company’s technical foundations. These include InfiniRAID, InfiniSnap and Neural Cache. Combined with a commitment and history of delivering microcode updates with performance improvements, Max sees this as a firm foundation for the company’s exciting announcements.
This is post 2 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” What do you think of when you hear about the company Riverbed? More likely than not, you associate them with being a leading WAN optimization vendor. If you are a bit more in tune with their product lines you might also recognize […]
This is post 1 of 8 in the series “Riverbed SD-WAN Tech Talk” What should we think when a company with an existing Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution acquires another company with a Software Defined WAN solution? Why does the company need two SD-WAN solutions? That’s what Riverbed did in January, announcing the acquisition of […]
This is post 1 of 9 in the series “NexGen Storage ioControl Tech Talks” Since the financial crash of 2008, the predominant IT mantra has been to do “more with less” – perhaps it was said well before that too, because IT (and in particular storage) is on a growth curve that isn’t likely to […]