SDDC: Extending Virtualization Concepts

SDDC is the abbreviation for Software-Defined Data Center. SDDC is a concept wherein eventually all elements – compute, networking and storage systems in the data center will be controlled through a management layer that is not dependent on the hardware...
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SSDs and Application Performance: What’s the connect?

Before I even start getting into the details of SSD and application performance, a foreword about what is the intent behind writing this post. This post will mostly run you through understanding of performance problems in data center that use...
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SDN Controller Performance Challenges – 1

In our earlier blog, you learned about the basics of SDN as well as its growing market opportunities.But one factor that can falter the SDN promise is its performance in comparison with existing technologies. Let’s try & understand this a...
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Security Holes – Part 2

In Part-1 of this post we spoke about security holes and 2 sources of vulnerabilities: Buffer Overflow and SQL Injection. We will cover next 3 sources in this post. Integer Overflow Integer overflow is the result of an attempt by...
Security Holes – Part 2
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Getting along with SDN

The latest topic in enterprise networking is software-defined networks (SDNs), which increase the intelligence of the core network making it more receptive to overall IT and business demands of an enterprise. It is essentially a new approach to providing networks...
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VHDX: The New Wave in Virtual Hard Disk Formats

  A bit about VHDs Virtual hard disk or VHD is a way to provide storage medium for virtual machines, which is represented as a disk image in file format. Operating system for virtual machine is installed in VHD for...
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Is it the end of an era for FC SAN?

  The recent changes in the storage industry may be signaling the end of the SAN era. Why? The problem that SAN was designed to solve, still exists, which was to replace locally attached storage. The advent of Gigabit and...
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