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Archives for October 2016
The startup Igneous Systems offers on-premises hyperconverged infrastructure that’s managed as a service on behalf of the customer. The company’s goal is to provide on-premises data storage and applications with the pricing and management models of the public cloud.
Startup Webscale Networks has built a set of application delivery services for apps that run in public clouds. It aims to help control cloud costs while also ensuring good performance and enabling disaster recovery among different cloud providers.
EarthLink recently announced the launch of an SD-WAN service based on technology from VeloCloud, an SD-WAN startup. Here’s what I learned about what’s hype & what’s real
I don’t wish to minimize the impact IoT will have on network traffic, analytical workloads, and eventual business decision-making. However, I think the infrastructure vendors are grasping for a new unicorn they can ride into the average enterprise to drive the next big sales cycle. IoT is their current answer.
SD-WAN and The Enterprise Cloud Transformation With Viptela, Oct 24 in NYC Next Monday night, the Packet Pushers will be recording a podcast live in front of a crowd in NYC. We’ll be talking about SD-WAN and The Enterprise Cloud Transformation with Viptela customers Kindred Health Group, 77 Energy and Freedom Pay. We will investigate…
WatchGuard has announced Wi-Fi Cloud, which lets customers manage WatchGuard’s APs from an online portal. The service also includes WIPS and analytics features.
The Packet Pushers latest Snapshot survey tracks caffeine consumption. How do you compare?
Avaya has announced the Cloud Networking Platform, which lets customers manage Avaya’s wireless network gear from the cloud. The Cloud Network Platform will be available in November.
IT leaders from multiple industry sectors will take the stage at ONUG Fall on October 24-25 to share their vision of how to navigate and exploit the new IT and business cycles that the economy has entered to deliver business value. ONUG has always believed that IT and especially networking will be redefined by IT…
Go ahead. Use the open source. Feel the community goodness. Feel joy at sticking it to whichever vendor you pay the largest bills to. Only, free OSS is a myth.
Its not news. This was presented at VMworld Las Vegas, we were told this is coming. The first CrossCloud partners was IBM Softlayer. Cloud Air and Virtustream will be next. The announcement hinted that AWS would be destination. Its Bare Metal Hardware. AWS is baremetal provisioning servers with VMware hypervisors and implementing their SDDC…
In 2013, I wrote an article categorizing SDN into centralized control, network virtualization, orchestration, and programmability. Does that fit in 2016?
SDN isn’t a meaningful term. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have emerging networking techniques that are interesting, because we do. Which ones are they?
Citrix is expanding its SD-WAN capabilities with a new appliance and new features for its NetScaler SD-WAN product line with its 9.1 software release.
Pica8, which makes the PicOS network operating system to run on white box and brite box switches, has announced support for OpenFlow 1.5 in its new software release.
How do you feel about home appliances being connected to the Internet? See results from the latest Packet Pushers Snapshot survey on home IoT.
Most large deployments within AWS span multiple regions. This can be done for added resilience or to be located physically near the consumers of your AWS resources. While interconnecting different virtual private clouds (VPCs) in one region is very simple, AWS doesn’t provide any good tools for connecting an AWS VPC in different regions. As…
A few months ago, Jeremy Stretch of PacketLife released a new IPAM/DCIM open source solution on behalf of Digital Ocean called Netbox. Most of the install documentation is centered around a Debian(ish) OS (of which I am not a big fan). After some googling and tinkering, I was able to get Netbox successfully installed on…
It’s time to stop talking about digital disruption and start talking about what comes next.
We talked w/ Juniper Networks’ Jonathan Davidson about company plans for the enterprise, SD-WAN, wireless strategy, the role of hardware & more at NXTWORK
TELoIP provides SD-WAN technology for resellers and MSPs to offer their own customers. SD-WAN can cut WAN costs while improving performance & speed of deployment.
Juniper Networks has announced two new firewalls and Policy Enforcer software that can push security policies to access switches to block or quarantine compromised hosts.
Disaggregation is replacing standards. But Oil Production shows different.