Silver Peak Updates WAN Optimization
Improvements in Silver Peak VXOA 5.2 WAN optimization include support for 512,000 flows and Xen and KVM hypervisors, as well as automated optimization for LAN tunneling protocols.
Technical Debt Will Have to Be Paid Back Eventually
Is your VMware server a little long in the tooth? Are you reworking the quality-of-service configuration on the WAN link to delay an upgrade? Technical debt is alive and well--just be prepared to pay the price.
EMC World: Storage News Wrap-Up
EMC announces upgrades to Symmetrix VMAX, VNX, Isilon, Data Domain, Isilon storage arrays and appliances, and new management software at EMC World 2012.
How Facebook Ignores Its Users
Facebook consulted with users on Timeline more than on any previous product change. Users hated it, but Facebook gave it to them anyway.
Time To Say Goodbye To Static IPs
Configuring static IP addresses on switches, routers, log servers, databases, management systems and other parts of the infrastructure is a common practice. It's also a bad one. Extending that error to virtual machines and applications is worse.
Ixia Ensures OpenFlow Hardware No Longer Untestable
At Interop, Ixia announced that its IxNetwork and IxANVL test applications now support OpenFlow protocol emulation that’s fully integrated with other network protocols and provides a suite of OpenFlow compliance tests.
Huawei, Cisco Battle Heats Up
Huawei's CloudEngine line, launched at Interop, puts Cisco on notice that the Chinese behemoth has big U.S. data center ambitions.
Napa County Bottles Up BYOD Phenomenon
The California county regains control over its data in the face of the Bring-Your-Own-Device trend by switching from a BlackBerry system to Good for Enterprise. Find out how the move went.
What's Next From VMware: CTO Steve Herrod
VMware CTO goes one-on-one with InformationWeek's Charles Babcock at Interop 2012 to discuss the software-defined data center, the Citrix desktop rivalry, recent security concerns, and more.
WildPackets Adds IPv6, Timeline Dashboard
WildPackets has enhanced its OmniPeek packet analyzer product with IPv6 support and the Timeline dashboard, which makes it easier to diagnose intermittent network problems by allowing network administrators to record packets going across the network and then go back and look at them.
Cisco: Cloud Is Changing CIO Role
Mobility, cloud, and collaboration technologies are changing the demands on CIOs, Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior tells Interop 2012 audience. Cisco Cloud Connect, cloud networking platform rolling out this summer, aims at those demands.