10 Ways Software-Defined Networking Will Change IT
When networking professionals converge upon New York for Interop this week, software-defined networking (SDN) stands to establish itself as a major theme throughout session talks and informal conversations. As the industry watches the results of early adopter case studies and hears pundits advocate for this new means of controlling the network fabric, consensus is building for the potential that SDN could be an IT game-changer. Here's how, in the words of experts from around the industry.
HP Bets On SDN Apps With SDK, App Store
HP is releasing a software development kit to spur the creation of SDN applications for HP's SDN platform. The company also plans to launch an SDN app store next year.
Cisco NCS Tackles Internet of Things
NCS routers target service providers; Oracle debuts backup appliance; LogRhythm provides network anomaly detection; KEMP unveils ADC for Windows Azure.
10 Software-Defined Networking Architectures
Software-defined networking is a hot topic for debate in the industry. Experts argue about the best way to implement it, the ways it might affect network engineers and administrators, and how it might disrupt the traditional power structure in the networking industry. While there are a lot of opinions about this emerging technology, there's one inescapable fact: SDN has brought new attention and innovation to the network.
To get a view into the various approaches to SDN, we asked 10 vendors to
Who Is Really Pushing NFV?
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) turns hardware appliances into virtualized services. As NFV interest grows, who stands to gain the most benefit?
iOS 7 Update: A Lesson In Event-Driven Network Spikes
Apple's iOS 7 release took only 38 minutes to significantly handicap networks in North America. Network managers must learn to prepare for similar network spikes as more services and data is hosted in the cloud.
SDN Meets Data Analytics
Plexxi's Data Services Engine takes software-defined networking to the next level by collecting data in the network and analyzing it to aid traffic flow.
IT: We Need To Celebrate!
IT pros do hard, complex work that's vital to the business. Sometimes the profession needs to celebrate itself.
Microsoft's Data Center Push
The software giant is building and leasing data center space worldwide to bulk up its Azure and Xbox Live services.
Data Protection In The Cloud Era
Organizations need to review security policies and procedures before implementing newer technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.
Talking Flash and VDI At Interop
At Interop New York I'll dive into the different roles flash can play in your storage architecture, and also delve into how to solve VDI-related storage problems.
The Case For More Granular Network QoS
Vendor-supplied settings for network quality of service won't cut it when prioritizing critical apps, VoIP and video traffic. Invest in developing a network QoS strategy.