Networking

Cloud Computing: Blueprint - The Evolution of the Network

Grazed from ConvergeDigest. Author: Leon Adato.

Learn from the past, live in the present and prepare for the future. While this may sound like it belongs hanging on a high school guidance counselor’s wall, they are words to live by, especially in IT. They apply perhaps to no other infrastructure element better than the network. After all, the network has long been a foundational building block of IT, it’s even more important today than it was in the days of SAGE and ARPANET, and its importance will only continue to grow in the future while simultaneously becoming more complex.

For those of us charged with maintaining the network, it’s valuable to take a step back and examine the evolution of the network. Doing so helps us take an inventory of lessons learned—or the lessons we should have learned; determine what today’s essentials of monitoring and managing networks are; and finally, turn an eye to the future to begin preparing now for what’s on the horizon...

Read more from the source @ http://www.convergedigest.com/2015/07/blueprint-evolution-of-network.html

Cloud Computing Lifts Mellanox As Networks Need Speed

 Grazed from TheMarketSurge.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Chip designer Mellanox Technologies is banking on newly unveiled innovations to quell doubts and extend its recent flurry of robust earnings deep into 2016.  The Israel-based company, a designer of chips used in servers and data storage systems, has generated strong earnings growth in recent quarters, in part on generational upgrades to high-performance data center computers that are equipped with Intel processors.
 
When industry giantIntel ( INTC ) rolls out a new rendition of its Xeon chips, as it did in the second half of 2014 with its so-called “Grantley” performance boost, technology companies tend to invest in the upgrade. When they do this, they often also invest in new auxiliary products such as those created byMellanox ( MLNX )...

Cloud Computing: Huawei Demos Open Network Hypervisor

Grazed from LightReading.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Huawei has successfully demonstrated its Open Network Hypervisor (OpenNH) solution during the Open Networking Summit 2015 in California.  The OpenNH is a Software-defined Networking (SDN)-based independent tenant virtual network solution which supports operators with accelerating service deployment, providing innovative open networks and enhancing secure separation between tenants, and reducing operation costs. If the solution is commercially used in the future, it will bring new business opportunities for network operators, data centers, and virtual operators.

As 4G evolves into 5G, the number of network users will increase sharply, particularly as more people leverage the Internet of Things. During this transition, operators will encounter a complex operating environment...

Cloud Computing: Has software defined networking finally come of age?

 Grazed from CloudTech.  Author: David Auslander.


The first time I heard the acronym SDN was more than 10 years ago. At that time SDN was the cool way of saying “once the networking guys have racked, stacked and wired the switching and routing components we can install tools on a server and configure them through those tools from the comfort of the NOC”.

This was much more than just standard monitoring and management; we could setup whole networks and change them around, in software. But alas, this wasn’t really what we were hoping for and we would have to wait a number of years for the next advance...

Cloud Computing: IPv4 addresses running out -- really

Grazed from GCN.  Author: Kathleen Hickey.
 
Decade-old predictions about the eventual depletion of IPv4 addresses may soon be coming true.  The United States will run out of Internet addresses based on Internet Protocol version 4 by the summer, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

“The shortage puts companies that maintain their own large and growing Internet presence at the biggest risk, especially providers of cloud-computing services. Such companies could find themselves saddled with unexpected costs, technical problems or simply an inability to serve new customers. Those that aren’t building out their own data centers won’t face the shortage directly, but their online providers likely will,” the WSJ wrote...

Infinitely Virtual Receives Highest Rating from Skyhigh Networks CloudTrust Program for Three Offerings

Grazed from Infinitely Virtual

Infinitely Virtual announced today that it has earned the highest rating of "Enterprise-Ready" in Skyhigh Networks’ CloudTrust Program for three of its offerings -- Infinitely Virtual Cloud Server Hosting, Infinitely Virtual InfiniteVault and Virtual Terminal Server.

The CloudTrust Program from Skyhigh Networks (www.skyhighnetworks.com) is designed to promote cloud services that have the highest rating of "Enterprise Ready." Skyhigh provides an objective and detailed risk assessment of more than 9,000 cloud services across 50 attributes developed in conjunction with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). IaaS vendors that satisfy the most stringent requirements for data protection, identity verification, service security, business practices and legal protection earn the highest rating of "Enterprise-Ready."
 

Data Captured by IoT Connections to Top 1.6 Zettabytes in 2020, As Analytics Evolve from Cloud to Edge, Says ABI Research

Grazed from BusinessWire. Author: Editorial Staff.

A new report from ABI Research estimates that the volume of data captured by IoT-connected devices exceeded 200 exabytes in 2014. The annual total is forecast to grow seven-fold by the decade’s end, surpassing 1,600 exabytes—or 1.6 zettabytes—in 2020. Principal Analyst Aapo Markkanen says, “The data originating from connected products and processes follows a certain journey of magnitudes.

The yearly volumes that are generated within endpoints are counted in yottabytes, but only a tiny fraction of this vast data mass is actually being captured for storage or further analysis. And of the captured volume, on average over 90% is stored or processed locally without a cloud element, even though this ratio can vary greatly by application segment. So far, the locally dealt data has typically been largely inaccessible for analytics, but that is now starting to change.”...

Cloud Computing: Reimagining The Network For A Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Grazed from TechCrunch.  Author: Kittu Kolluri.

You’re only as strong as your weakest link, and that’s the Internet’s biggest problem today. For more than two decades, the very backbone of the Internet — the network — has subsisted in the shadows, pinned beneath the weight of a fast-growing Internet economy and a powerful cohort of incumbents with much to lose.

Since the early days of SaaS, the tech world has set an astonishing pace for innovation. If the cloud breaks everything (and it does), we are nothing if not resilient — toppling each obstacle in a race to deliver anything-as-a-service, big data and mobility. We have evolved into device-addicted, app-devouring gluttons for bandwidth — all the while coaxing and cajoling the underlying architecture to manage a far greater load than it was ever designed to bear...

Peak 10 Enhances Cloud Offering with New Network Option

Grazed from PRNewsWire. Author: PR Announcement.

National IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, Peak 10, Inc., announced today that it has teamed with Level 3 Communications, a global communications provider, to introduce Level 3 Cloud Connect Solutions – Ethernet to Peak 10 customers. This unique service provides performance and security of a private, scalable Ethernet connection into the Peak 10 cloud. It replaces distance-sensitive pricing with flat-rated pricing, and scales bandwidth on-demand to support changing business needs.

"Some applications and cloud-use models are best served by a private, secure connection to their cloud service provider. However, it can be cost prohibitive based on the physical distance between the customer and the cloud provider," said Monty Blight, vice president of sales operations and product strategy at Peak 10...

Cloud Computing: IBM Forms Partnership With Juniper on Data-Networking Analysis

Grazed from Bloomberg.  Author: Alex Barinka.

International Business Machines Corp. formed a partnership with Juniper Networks Inc. to create networks with built-in analytics, harnessing big data to improve mobile and other applications.

IBM and Juniper will design and sell tools to help businesses analyze information, update operations, reduce costs and improve how applications run, according to a statement Tuesday. This could involve customizing experiences for watching videos, running business apps or managing Web-connected devices...