If you need to know what’s happening in your network, these are the tools to use
Stories by Brandon Butler
Microsoft’s release of Azure Stack, an on-premises version of its public cloud, could be important for networking and data center pros for one simple reason: It gives customers a way to use a popular and familiar cloud platform without shipping their sensitive data into a multi-tenant environment.
Cisco this week jumped head-first into the intent-based networking market, saying the technology that uses machine learning and advanced automation to control networks could be a “paradigm” shift in how networks are managed. But what exactly is intent-based networking?
Cisco has announced hardware and software capabilities that use machine learning to provide advanced network automation The system allows users to express policies and includes a software platform that executes the policies and maintains the desired state of the network.
Managing the Wide Area Network (WAN) for Redmond Inc., a supplier of industrial and commercial products – from salt that’s used to protect winter roadways to organic dairy products and health items – is an easier job today for the company’s technical project manager Aaron Gabrielson than it was a year ago.
For the first time since their debut on the market in the mid-2000s, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches are set to lose share in the networking industry this year as service providers and hyperscale customers continue to adopt faster bandwidth 40 and 100 GbE switches, according to data from research firm IDC.
Google’s recently announced Spanner cloud database is ushering in a wave of so-called NewSQL databases that support traditional schematics but are able to scale to global sizes.
Cloud revenues are increasing while traditional hardware vendors are either entrenching in their legacy strategies, expanding to new markets or transforming themselves. A new report from Forrester has advice about what enterprise buyers need to do in these tumultuous times.
Recently released reports from two investment research firms call into question just exactly where IBM fits in the cloud computing market. Deutsche Bank says IBM has “no chance” of catching AWS; UBS calls IBM one of the “Big 4” in cloud
At its big cloud user conference this week Google added some core features for enterprise customers and some fancy new machine learning tools too. Check out the top 10 announcements from Google Cloud Platform NEXT.
As Apple continues to resist FBI demands to unlock a terrorist suspect’s phone, it raises a question: What if Amazon Web Services was ordered to provide access to a customer’s cloud? Would AWS hand the data over the feds?
An analyst at Morgan Stanley reading the tea leaves of recent financial disclosures from Apple predicts that the company could be transitioning away from using Amazon Web Service’s Cloud, which if true could represent blow to the leading IaaS Cloud vendor.
VMware is in the midst of turbulent times: It announced 800 layoffs this week and the departure of its CFO; the merger of its parent company EMC with Dell is hanging over its head; its vCloud Air public Cloud has had fits and starts. But CEO Pat Gelsinger is banking on this one network virtualisation feature to help turn the company’s fortunes around.
Cisco today announced a new monitoring tool named Cloud Consumption as a Service that collects network traffic information and presents IT officials with a peek into any use of public-cloud based services within a company.
Just months after announcing plans to merge its cloud business with EMC’s Virtustream, VMware said today that it is backing out of the deal.