Data center network News
November 16, 2017
Bloggers look into LiveAction software aimed at provisioning resources, the threat posed by the cybersecurity skills shortage and using Linux for data center switches.
October 12, 2017
The latest major release of the Cisco ACI fabric, ACI 3.0, is aimed at large enterprises looking for a single console to deliver policy-driven network services across multiple data centers.
October 03, 2017
Apstra has introduced the second iteration of its network operating system. The latest version of AOS extends network automation to Layer 2 networks running legacy software.
September 22, 2017
Networking will eventually become a critical component of Cisco Intersight, a new cloud-based data center management system focused on the computing layer today.
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Artificial intelligence in networking, machine learning and other technological wonders promise to make data center networks nimbler and more secure than ever before. Continue Reading
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Shiny new products like composable infrastructure and on-premises cloud platforms could offer a way to achieve software-defined infrastructure -- but beware the pitfalls. Continue Reading
It's been two years since Gartner declared that the future of the data center was software-defined. And while we're still a ways from that reality, there's plenty of reason to think IT is indeed moving toward the software-defined architecture.
The ability to compose your infrastructure puts components where they're needed -- but only for as long as they're needed there. Then those resources become available again for another task. IT professionals aren't crazy to look at the speed and efficiency advantages of that type of software-defined architecture and think, "We need that."
To reap those rewards, however, means orienting the data center around software. That's a big shift both in strategy and execution. And it's not easily achievable.
The cover story of this issue of Modern Infrastructure digs into these possibilities and challenges. TechTarget's Erica Mixon talks with experts about the software-defined architecture, what it can achieve and what an organization will want to take into account before heading down that road.
With a truly composable infrastructure and products with cloud-like capabilities, an organization can pool its data center resources and put them to work with utmost efficiency. If that's the future, maybe it's time to start figuring out how you'll get there.Continue Reading
In next-generation data centers, more ADC features and capabilities are needed. Scalability and integration with orchestration frameworks are still lacking, a study shows. Continue Reading
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A learning curve for IT staff -- especially around automation, scripting and APIs -- is a major hurdle during SDDC deployment. Is your data center team ready to make the move? Continue Reading
There are many advantages to SDDC adoption, but concerns over management tools and evolving IT skill sets have hampered deployment -- at least so far. Continue Reading
A technology as old as data centers -- networking -- threatens to derail the next new thing. Smart networking choices make Docker container deployments functional and organized. Continue Reading
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As the internet of things becomes ubiquitous, we must recognize the effect that increased connectivity is having on the data center. Continue Reading
Flash storage improves performance for some users, but a flash upgrade won't help if storage isn't your bottleneck. Continue Reading
Proper IT budget planning and cost optimization can extend the life of your infrastructure, help guide refresh decisions and prepare you for software-defined architectures. Continue Reading