May 17, 2013 14:34 PM
From software-defined networking to fabrics to powerful new switches, network vendors are fighting for a revitalized market.
May 16, 2013 12:46 PM
Fusion-io CEO David Flynn and CMO Rick White have departed the flash memory company just weeks after acquiring NexGen Storage, a startup. Reports say Fusion-io's board wasn't satisfied with revenue growth.
May 15, 2013 20:05 PM
An IaaS provider is using all-SSD arrays and storage QoS to ensure that some tenants can’t disrupt performance of others by overconsuming resources.
May 15, 2013 11:54 AM
Motorola joins a growing number of enterprise WLAN players with early 802.11ac products. Here's how its new APs stack up.
May 14, 2013 14:54 PM
Google shared details on its production use of OpenFlow in its SDN network at this spring's Open Networking Summit.
May 09, 2013 16:30 PM
CloudBridge now optimizes WANs; WatchGuard appliances expand Hyper-V support; Aryaka portal monitors more than WANs; Enterasys builds out SDN ecosystem.
May 08, 2013 16:01 PM
Network virtualization platform delivers up to 240 Gbps throughput; Big Switch uses F5 API for cloud orchestration; Dell brings high-performance firewall to midmarket; McAfee acquires Stonesoft; Motorola unveils 11ac access points.
May 07, 2013 16:51 PM
JunosV line includes open controller; Riverbed debuts ADC-as-a-service; Huawei expands CE12800 switch series; Ixia simulates data centers for validation; BMC agrees to acquisition.
May 06, 2013 14:29 PM
News roundup: GigaVUE-HB1 leverages GigaSMART; Ixia debuts ControlTower architecture; CipherCloud bolsters compliance policies; ForeScout and FireEye team up to combat malware.
May 06, 2013 14:01 PM
EMC's ViPR, a new software-defined storage platform, is a big bet on virtualized storage services. ViPR borrows from the SDN playbook with a controller and APIs.
May 03, 2013 11:39 AM
IT is entering its third transformation as we learn to grapple with the explosion of data generated by the Internet of Things.
May 02, 2013 15:55 PM
InteropNet, the production network for Interop Las Vegas, is testing and showcasing a variety of technologies, including a network fabric from Avaya and network configuration software from Tail-f Systems.
May 02, 2013 14:05 PM
This tutorial shows how to configure a Cisco wireless network. It covers controller setup, WLAN configuration and some advanced settings. Screenshots are included.
May 01, 2013 11:30 AM
Arista Networks’ 7500E makes switches exciting again. New line cards support 10, 40 and 100GbE mix-and-match ports and offer outstanding port density. Arista’s per-port pricing is also compelling.
April 30, 2013 12:10 PM
I picked up on two important trends at SNW 2013, including the role that IT can play as an internal broker for public cloud services, and the reasons enterprises are moving cautiously on emerging technology.
April 30, 2013 11:32 AM
QLogic's FabricCache, a Fibre Channel HBA that combines flash memory and caching, may be the easiest way to accelerate write-intensive applications.
April 25, 2013 14:17 PM
Fusion-io, a maker of PCIe flash cards, announced it was acquiring hybrid storage array startup NexGen, which sells a flash-optimized system. Fusion-io will sell NexGen’s software directly to integrators.
April 24, 2013 12:33 PM
The Nexus 6004 is a 10-Gpbs/40-Gbps data center switch. While a bit of a power hog vs. competitors’ boxes, it promises line rate forwarding on all ports, with 1-microsecond latency. I look at the architecture that makes this possible.
April 23, 2013 17:05 PM
A Google initiative to pay more for renewable energy at its data center in Lenoir, N.C., spurred a variety of reactions from readers. Some saw it as a step forward for green energy; others call it plain dumb.
April 22, 2013 17:58 PM
From Skype and Google Hangouts to integrated HD webcams and inexpensive video conference appliances, consumer technology is pushing aside 'enterprise-grade' products.
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VXLAN is an Experimental IETF draft of protocols to enable the creation of a large overlay, multi-tenant network.
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