Leading edge network virtualization options are worth watching

Network virtualization
Quickly scaling enterprises are already benefiting from virtualizing applications and storage resources, but with software-defined datacentres now a reality, so is virtualizing network elements to support a growing business. Virtualizing applications and data storage in the enterprises has become a common practice as it allows organizations to quickly scale up as business demands require. But with the advent of software-defined networking (SDN) and networks function virtualization (NFV), it’s now possible to virtualize elements of the  …>> more

Disruptive Players Expand Converged Infrastructure Options

Converged Infrastructure word cloud
Major enterprise IT vendors have introduced us to powerful technology to form a converged infrastructure. How will the next generation of companies offering purpose-built approaches in a single appliance change the model – and which approach is right for you? Converged infrastructures are changing how enterprises, large and small, deploy IT infrastructure. By combining compute, network and storage resources together in a single deployment, a converged infrastructure promises increased operational efficiency and business agility. Simply  …>> more

What is the software-defined datacentre?

Over the past decade, server and storage virtualization technologies have revolutionized the datacentre, bringing greater efficiency and flexibility to the provisioning of resources, and at the same time, drastically cutting costs. But what happens when every aspect of the datacentre is virtualized — not just compute and storage, but networking too? And what if these resources could work together in harmony, communicating autonomously among each other to request and provision resources? This is the vision  …>> more

The evolution of the datacentre

Change is nothing new in IT. First there were main frames, then personal computers and client server computing. Servers then got virtualized and then came cloud computing. Through these changes, software has been centralized, decentralized and now distributed. Consumption of IT services has moved from centralized, to shared and now it’s all about self-service. Change is nothing new. Neither is it always easy. There are 3 things IT managers and decision makers need to consider  …>> more