NVMe over Fabrics: Fibre Channel vs. RDMA

For enterprises deploying NVMe over Fabric, choosing between Fibre Channel and RDMA can be difficult, because both have advantages and disadvantages.
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Performance Benchmarking of OpenStack-based VIM and VNFs for NFV Environments

This post focuses on a case study of evaluation of NFV architecture components i.e. VNFs (virtual network functions) and VIM (virtual infrastructure manager) to deliver best-in-class performance to end users and offer a valid approach to active testing.
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DevOps in NFV: Assuring Health of Service Chains and 5G Network Slices

This post is about how DevOps methodology is implemented in 5G network slices and service chains for active service assurance and monitoring by vendors like Intel, Netrounds, Rift.io, Arctos labs with the help of ETSI’s Open Source MANO (OSM).
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Gartner’s Strategic Tech Trends Show the Need for an Empowered Edge and Network for a Smarter World

Take any leading tech vendors – they are all indulged around these technology trends Gartner has listed. They are actively optimising or innovating existing solutions, offering new revolutionary products to support digital growth. But I believe that all the innovation will be consumed by the end user at its fullest when there is continuous upward innovation..
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Comprehending Edge Intelligence with Regards to IT Infrastructure

Author interviewed the CTO of Edge Intelligence firm Swim.ai, Simon Crosby. A discussion was about what are the basics of Edge computing, how analytics helps in making ecosystems intelligent to respond to events, how storage will get revolutionized, how upcoming 5G network features will have impact on edge intelliegence, etc
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Adoption of Blockchain and Interoperability Challenges

Like any other technology, blockchain will mature with time and involvement by private vendors and open source communities. As per Gartner’s hype cycle for emerging technologies published in 2017, it will take 5 to 10 years more for blockchain to get implemented to its full potential.
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OpenStack and NVMe-over-Fabrics – Getting High Performance for Network Connected SSDs

This article focused light on a demonstration of utilizing SPDK storage framework from Intel for generating high-performance SSD transmission of data with the OpenStack based system and NVMe over fabrics.
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How NFV Deployments are Driven by Open Source Projects

Here's how open source is helping advance network optimization to support emerging technologies. There is a growing demand for efficient networks with low latency and high bandwidth to support innovations such as autonomous cars, connected devices, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and real-time analytics.
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A Look at vCenter Integration with Storage Arrays

Typically, in large scale data center deployment and management, different components of a data center are managed by different system administrators. To get the provisioning or updating of instructions processed, certain iterations have to be followed by the admins. As data center surged towards cloud-managed, a need for having a single console emerged ...
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Virtual Machines or Containers. Which is Better in NFV Infrastructure?

There are a significant amount of advantages of using container-based VNFs rather than hypervisor driven. But if we look at the current stage of NFV progress in NFV technology innovation was not much faster which were anticipated in 2012 due to lack of common guidelines model. But now, 5G networks are started to deploy and tested in
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