Networking

What Happens When the Cloud Meets a Bandwidth Cap

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Matthew Ingram.

The Terabit Age is Almost Upon Us

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Cisco Beware! Huawei Plans a Data Center Push

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

NEC Offers Europe OpenFlow Switches

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

NEC has delivered a new type of experimental switch to European research institutions based on the OpenFlow packet routing system. The idea behind the OpenFlow effort is that today’s network needs to be smarter and more flexible in order to handle and efficiently deliver more information. To do that, the fundamental idea is to separate the packet switching mechanisms and control functions. Users can freely develop and operate control middleware independently of the switching mechanism.

We Will Soon Live in a 100 Gbps World

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

HP ePrint news goes local

Grazed from IT Wire.  Author: Stephen Withers.

HP was smart enough to realise that once you've designed printers with network interfaces and enough processing power to run a touchscreen control panel, it doesn't take all that much to add network based services.

For example, the ePrint models can print documents sent to them by email, and download and print daily news summaries and other content. The problem was that the initial news source was American.

HP has now added Australian news and headlines through Yahoo!7 Daily Brief.

Improve the WAN, Improve the Cloud

Grazed from IT Business Edge.  Author: Arthur Cole.

It's almost inevitable at this point that the enterprise industry will be wholly dependent upon cloud services in a few short years. If 2010 was the proof-of-concept phase, then 2011 will see the kind of broad rollout that will make the cloud a standard enterprise component by mid-decade.


But while most of the attention is going toward the increased scalability and flexibility that the cloud provides, there is one aspect of this evolving paradigm that has gone largely unnoticed: the increasing dependence on Wide Area Networking (WAN) to support general data center functions.

IBM Turns Back on Juniper to Buy Blade Networks

Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Stacey Higginbotham.

Certeon Creates New Partner Program

Grazed from ChannelPro SMB.  Author:  Cecilia Galvin and Jessica Mattison.

Burlington, Mass.-based Certeon, a software-based, hypervisor-agnostic, WAN optimization solution company, has recently taken steps to further embrace the channel with a restructuring of its partner program. The change is intended to help partners deliver high-performance, cost-effective WAN optimization to the virtualization, disaster recovery, and cloud computing markets.