NFV Landscape – An Overview

Before we move ahead let’s get an understanding about Network Function Virtualization (NFV). What is Network Function Virtualization (NFV)?A basic definition of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) states that it is a type of network architecture that virtualizes different network node functions into building blocks which may
NFV Landscape – An Overview
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Storage-As-A-Service

Storage can be costly and inflexible. Enterprise storage devices with high performance and availability are very expensive portions of infrastructure in data centers. They are also quite inflexible as organizations need to purchase sufficient storage to meet ultimate storage requirements, whether for a year or a day....
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Should Datacenters go the Hyper-Converged way?

Change is inevitable and so is applicable to datacenters. Trends show that datacenters are adopting new changes as many disruptive technology vendors embark into the datacenter business. Players ranging from flash storage to software defined storage, viz., Pure Storage, Nimble, Nutanix, Simplivity, etc., are all boarding this ....
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Software Defined Network (SDN) – Present, Past and Future.

Before we move ahead let us understand the 3 generations of networking. The first generation of networking was primarily dominated by mainframes. Organizations invested a lot of their money in proprietary protocols to connect their distributed offices. Second generation which...
Software Defined Network (SDN) – Present, Past and Future.
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Basics of LUN and Target discovery on Windows

During my work with multipathing driver, I came across multiple situations where once devices were removed and added but they did not come back in time. Multi pathing driver would eventually be blamed for not presenting the paths (Since device...
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Looking Forward to VMWorld 2015!

Calsoft has been regularly attending VMWorld events. Given our interest in the Storage and Virtualization domain, this is the conference, which we cannot miss. VMWorld always lives up to its promise of being a very focused conference bringing together zealous...
Looking Forward to VMWorld 2015!
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SDN And NFV – Interesting Times

Looking back May 2015 may become known as the month when big money recognized Network Virtualization. Early in the month Ciena announced an agreement to acquire Cyan for $400 million to strengthen their portfolio of Software Defined Networking and Network...
SDN And NFV – Interesting Times
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SDN & NFV – The latest technologies around?

  Today SDN & NFV are the hot technologies in the market. Both solve some kind of NW problems & bring more efficiencies in the NW. However, they are not married & hence reaping their benefits together needs some kind...
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Empowering Network Virtualization with Automation – Part 2

There are many more ways automation can greatly affect functionality of virtual network like performance testing, network auditing etc. So far we have discussed about advantages of automation on different scenarios. This discussion does not end without really knowing the...
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Empowering Network Virtualization with Automation – Part 1

When we talk about IT infrastructure, it consists of three major components – compute, storage and networking. In the new era of IT, virtualization has given a new shape to these technologies. This write-up is to understand how we can...
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