Cisco Advances CliQr’s Tech for Automation

Four months after its acquisition of data center automation platform maker CliQr, Cisco is making the strongest case yet for a hyperscale automation system that blurs the boundaries between clouds and customer premises, and renders opaque the containment mechanisms for...
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New Virtual SAN Solution Overview Paper: Mixed Workloads in HCI

A new Solution Overview paper discusses how Virtual SAN provides a resolution to the complexities originally plaguing dedicated infrastructure hardware. The white paper can be obtained here, but a summary of the piece can be found below. VMware Hyper-Converged Software...
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Do I need to buy server virtualization management software?

Expert Brien Posey discusses seven factors to consider when deciding whether or not server virtualization management software would be beneficial for your company. With a number of different vendors offering server virtualization management software, administrators must question whether such a...
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OpenStack will soon be able to run in containers on top of Kubernetes

OpenStack, the open source project that allows enterprises to run an AWS-like cloud computing service in their own data centers, added support for containers over the course of its last few releases. Running OpenStack itself on top of containers is...
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Containers come to hyper-converged systems, but now what?

For IT pros managing virtualized, bare-metal and containerized workloads in the data center, can hyper-converged infrastructure offer what’s needed? Apple pie and ice cream are a perfect match. IT pros may sometime soon see a similar pairing in the data...
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Mellanox Plans to SoC it to Storage Speed with Multi-ARM BlueField

InfiniBand and Ethernet adaptor biz Mellanox has storage acceleration SoCs coming to provide faster external array access across NVMe fabrics. Mellanox CEO Eyal Waldman talked about NVME over Fabrics (NVMeF) in his company’s second quarter 2016 earnings call. His company...
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Tegile Collaborated With Cisco UCS Director to Unite Flash Storage With Hybrid Cloud Management for Enterprises

Tegile Systems, Inc. announced an integration with Cisco Technology, Inc.’s UCS Director to orchestrate and automate an end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management process. IT deployment of data center resources make the difference between a successful enterprise and an ineffective one....
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How Facebook is using Flash: Tiered Solid State Storage

Flash Memory Summit is going to happen from August 9 to 11 at Santa Clara. One of the featured keynote is on how Facebook is using Flash in their infrastructure. Vijay Rao, Director Technology, Strategy – Facebook, will talk about how...
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AT&T & Orange Collaborates for Standardizing SDN and NFV

AT&T* and Orange have signed an agreement to collaborate on open source and standardization initiatives that will accelerate the standardization of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies. The companies are aligning on a strategic vision to move...
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Why 5G Will Drive Virtualization?

5G is an analyst or marketer’s dream: The emerging technology fits nicely with hot technology areas such as network virtualization (NV), software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and IoT. The 5G market is highly anticipated because it has a...
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