Network virtualization News
August 11, 2017
We're officially counting down the days to VMworld 2017, and the anticipation is mounting. Take a look at some of SearchVMware's top sessions for this year's conference.
August 09, 2017
Cisco will let IWAN disappear, as customers migrate to the newly acquired Viptela SD-WAN, experts said. Also, Cisco is likely to move the product away from hardware.
July 18, 2017
Mushroom Networks announced the availability of its VNF WAN tools to new and existing partners. Also, Level 3 introduces a managed SD-WAN service.
May 15, 2017
With a new NFV platform, Array aims to combine fundamental load-balancing functions with third-party services that include security and management.
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Even though Kubernetes is the container orchestration gold standard, it needs a little help integrating microservices-based apps into enterprise networks. That's where NSX comes in. Continue Reading
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Today's enterprise network finds itself under unprecedented strain, with the number of connected devices and "things" increasing and end-user expectations of speed and performance growing. Meanwhile, as IT professionals strive to offer the latest and greatest technological services to customers, network resources don't always keep pace. Something has to give.
Such a scenario is ripe for significant, unscheduled network downtime, and in the digital age, these outages come at large scale and enormous cost. Enterprises that have recently experienced major network downtime -- such as Delta Airlines and Salesforce -- have lost millions of dollars and suffered incalculable blows to their brands and reputations. Organizations simply can't afford outages like these in today's digital-first business environment. In this edition of Network Evolution, we explore the dynamics of the modern outage, and how enterprises can minimize their risk of network downtime.
Also in this issue, we take a look at evolving automation tools and how they can make network managers' lives easier. And finally, we'll tell you what you need to know about Cisco's new digital whiteboard, Spark Board, and how it stacks up against Microsoft's Surface Hub.Continue Reading
Find out what three networking problems the benefits of SDN could address in your network and the questions you should ask to make sure you're on the right track. Continue Reading
Workers demand access to their company's network anytime, anywhere -- making mobile network security a constant challenge for IT. Admins can turn to SDN and NFV technology. Continue Reading