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Will ONS Help SDN Cross the Chasm?

Posted: April 12, 2013   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Cisco, IT Infrastructure, VMware, Networking, Information and Risk Management, Juniper, HP, Security and Privacy, Security, ONS, openstack, software-defined networking, SDN, ONF, Nicira, VXLAN, OpenFlow, LAN & WAN, Arista Networks

The RSA security conference was once limited to discussions around encryption algorithms and cryptography, attracting a limited and highly technical audience. Likewise, VMworld was once a Mecca for software developers and testers only.

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What I Like About HP's Virtual Application Network (VAN) Announcement

Posted: April 10, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: Cisco, IT Infrastructure, Private Cloud Infrastructure, Networking, HP, Compute, Juniper Networks, software-defined networking, Extreme Networks, OpenFlow, Arista Networks

Pity poor legacy networks. There's a tremendous amount of change going on with everything that connects to networks - mobile devices, virtual hosts, cloud computing applications- but networks have remained static, inflexible, and technically esoteric. This dichotomy leads to a situation that ESG calls "network discontinuity"-legacy networks just can't keep up with modern business and technical requirements.

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Anticipating the Open Networking Summit

Posted: March 22, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Cisco, IT Infrastructure, VMware, Networking, Juniper, HP, ONS, openstack, BigSwitch, SDN, Verizon, Nicira, NEC, VXLAN, OpenFlow, NTT, QFabric, Arista Networks

We are a few weeks away from the Open Networking Summit ( which will be held in Santa Clara April 16 through 18.

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Data Center Networking Discontinuity

Posted: January 11, 2012   /   By: Jon Oltsik   /   Tags: IBM, Network Security, Cisco, IT Infrastructure, VMware, Private Cloud Infrastructure, Networking, HP, Juniper Networks, BigSwitch, SDN, NEC, data center networking, OpenFlow, Server Virtualization, Brocade, Data Center Consolidation, Arista Networks

Why did dinosaurs become extinct? I'm no paleontologist but allow me to provide an over-simplified explanation: When the environment went through radical alterations, dinosaurs couldn't adequately adapt to these changes. In a binary, "adapt or die" world, the dinosaurs died.

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