Take a Network Break! Episode 51 looks at new products from VMware, including a partnership with switch OS vendor Cumulus Networks. We also discuss VMware’s relationship with EMC, and speculate on what executive moves at EMC-federated companies mean for the storage giant.
We dig into Dell’s new business unit that builds custom server deployments for organizations with high-performance compute needs that aren’t quite at the Facebook/Google level.
And we reflect on a manifesto about product quality from Arista, and how important it is to not just talk about it, but to implement actual business practices that promote quality.
Finally, we check in on Brocade’s most recent financial results, and keep track of the latest developments around Docker and containers.
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Executive Activities In The EMC Federation
Additionally, board members have reached a consensus that CEO Joe Tucci must step down from that role before the end of the year. Tucci, 68, has put off several self-imposed deadlines to announce his retirement and name a successor, and is currently working without a contract.”
Cumulus Networks adds VMware to its long list of partners – Network World
Dell Targets Not-Quite Hyperscale Customers With DSS
…Dell is forming a new parallel division in its Enterprise Solutions group called Datacenter Scalable Solutions, or DSS, that will tackle the IT needs of the next 1,000 customers down the scale pyramid. This segment of the IT sector has a total addressable market of around $6.6 billion, Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, vice president and general manager of Server Solutions at Dell, tells The Platform, and it is growing at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate.”
The Arista Quality Manifesto
Arista EOS and Quality – Ethereal Mind
Brocade: IP Up, Fiber Channel Flat
Brocade Q3 Buoyed by Routers and Service Providers – SDX Central
Container Craze Carries On
Google Unleashes Container Engine For Docker Workloads – InformationWeek