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February 15, 2018
The latest Juniper switches target companies that want a network infrastructure with the throughput and management software to run apps in the data center and public clouds.
February 14, 2018
With tighter integration between its NSX and its cloud and virtualization offerings, VMware aims to reinforce its networking chops with enterprise IT.
December 21, 2017
The software-defined data center market is growing, but IT pros must first grapple with the high price tag of an SDDC. While some head toward adoption, others hesitate.
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.
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Most organizations understand the benefits of the SDDC by now, but widespread adoption hasn't hit yet. Challenges such as complexity and internal talent could be to blame. Continue Reading
The physical, virtualization and management layers of an SDDC make it possible to pool the physical components into logical resources, regardless of the underlying hardware. Continue Reading
VMware has distanced itself from developing public cloud offerings, instead focusing on hybrid and multi-cloud platforms and partnerships that bring its SDDC to the cloud. Continue Reading
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Fog computing architecture designs are gaining traction, as users demand accessibility to apps and services. But the approach can cause challenges for IT. Continue Reading
According to VMware's Q3 2018 earnings report, the company received a nice boost from VMware Cloud on AWS, but NSX and vSAN remain the biggest contributors to VMware revenue. Continue Reading
Using two large chassis switches instead of multiple ToR devices might be a good alternative for data center performance when deploying network device types. Continue Reading
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Our Advisory Board members look back on VMware's progress in 2017 and offer predictions for the company's future in cloud, networking and security. 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
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
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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