The emergence of software-defined networking (SDN) over the past year signals a significant change in network design.
Arista announces significant upgrades for its flagship 7500 core data center switch heading into the Interop show in Las Vegas this week. Not merely content to double its capabilities, Arista’s first major upgrade since its inception triples capabilities. While SDN has been all the buzz, Arista wants to remind organizations that hardware still matters and cloud scale environments will certainly take notice.
Predictive coding has become a common feature of technology assisted review. By automating the coding of documents, predictive coding promises to reduce the cost of e-discovery while reducing the time needed to accomplish it.
Whether it is ultimately called “tiering 2.0” or micro-tiering, or (near) real-time tiering, there’s a new approach to tiering that combines granularity and alacrity with ease and automation. This translates to both efficiency and effectiveness, which means this refinement of a much-used functionality looks poised for success.
With its Nuage Networks launch, Alcatel-Lucent stakes a claim in the next-generation data center and software-defined networking (SDN) markets with a home-grown Silicon Valley startup, a platform product, customer trials, and supplier partner buy-in. Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Services Platform integrates multivendor piece parts to enable agile and interoperable next-generation data centers/cloud-based services and applications for service providers and enterprises. It is a welcome gift for Alcatel-Lucent’s incoming CEO and a good SDN start for Alcatel-Lucent, though work remains to gain mindshare leadership in next-generation data centers and SDN.
In today’s highly complex IT environment with multi-tier application architectures delivering apps and services, detecting and diagnosing code level performance problems can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. While it may be plain to the end-user that there is a problem, understanding where that problem originates and exactly what is causing it is difficult, and time consuming. Riverbed OPNET AppInternals Xpert addresses this challenge by combining end-user experience, transaction tracing, and application component monitoring for deep end-to-end application visibility. This latest release facilitates bi-directional workflows between operations and application development to expedite problem resolution.
Here’s an example of how a SaaS B2B solution provider stepped up to meet partner/customer requirements for more customization, enterprise-class integration, and rapid yet flexible on-boarding.
VCE is delivering a new deployment model for virtual computing infrastructures that is flipping the OPEX/CAPEX dynamic by providing engineered solutions designed for integration with existing investments. The company is expanding its portfolio of products enabling existing customers to extend VCE standardization across their organizations and deliver benefits beyond their current investment. A renewed focus on management equips Vblocks with VCE Vision Intelligent Operations software that acts as a mediation layer between existing management frameworks and Vblock.
In a world congested with virtualized-data protection options including “free versus fee,” free often wins, at least in the beginning. When you outgrow the free edition, you can sometimes pay a license fee and access a more robust version later. However, trumping even “free” is the combination of “free plus built in,” for example, VMware VDP. Now, VMware is releasing an up-scaled version—VDP Advanced (VDPA).
In spite of marginal progress, privileged accounts remain vulnerable. Why? Sophisticated cyber attacks like APTs take advantage of informal processes, weak security controls, and monitoring limitations to target administrator accounts, compromise their systems, and gain access to valuable IT assets. Tactical changes don’t go far enough. Rather, CISOs need to think in terms of a privileged account security architecture offering central control, management, monitoring, and oversight of privileged accounts for IT assets throughout the enterprise.