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Plexxi HyperConvergence Test

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This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of Plexxi HCN for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) with a focus on ease of use, performance, resiliency, and best practices for configuration in HCI environments.  What it all means?: you get predictable performance, anytime, in any condition, uner any workload. Guaranteed. In one DC, across DCs. ESG-Lab-Review-Plexxi-Nutanix-July-2017-FINAL

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The need for a Predictable network in the DataCentre

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What is HyperConvergence Legacy data centers originally designed to support conventional client-server applications can’t meet the increased agility, scalability and price-performance requirements of today’s virtualized IT environments. Conventional data centers composed of independent compute, storage and networking platforms are costly to operate and scale, and difficult to administer and automate. Most legacy data centers are […]

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The financial industry contained an average of 52 open source vulnerabilities per application. London we have a problem!

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For many years, DTmag has been reporting open source security issues, and two studies within the past couple weeks demonstrate there is a problem: Last week, this site reported on a study conducted by German researchers that linked open source software vulnerabilities to developers copying source code from flawed online tutorials and pasting it into open source […]

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Will we rebuild 2 Tier Architectures for the Cloud to deal with Latency?

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This article highlights an important question that will pop up soon. Maybe we’ll re-invent what came 30 years ago.. a 2 tier architecture w/ front-end and back-end servers? The Cloud being the Back-end. IT is a wheel..from Mainframe to mini, from mini to PCs and back-end, two tier architectures, distributed systems, cloud..and now? source: http://formtek.com/blog/edge-computing-cloud-latency-cant-support-real-time-iot-and-ai-apps/ Edge […]

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IT Infrastructure should be designed to understand the “intent”. Only the “intent”? Not just!, add real-time!

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For Networking, understanding what the Application intends to require in resources For Security, what the hacker wants to do But not yesterday, now! Sharp article from MIT Sloan Mngt review: https://goo.gl/jgTpgn  (extract follows) The future of IT includes those keywords: “intent”, “abstraction”, “real-time” and indeed Applications. The rest is technology? Cyberattacks are an increasingly common […]

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Disruptive ‘Cyber Trends’ At RSA

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Extract from Forbes Magazine on RSA event Disruption #3: ‘Software-Defined’ Cybersecurity Cybersecurity has also joined the Software-Defined Everything (SDX) movement. If we can represent our entire cybersecurity deployment as a software-based model, the reasoning goes, then we have better control, visibility, and flexibility. empow leverages software-defined techniques to implement an abstraction and orchestration layer on top of […]

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Is the Telecom industry getting distracted?

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Quite interesting article from Telecoms.com: MWC Review by Telecoms.com Extract: “..Overall, this year’s show demonstrated one thing to us; the industry is going through an identity crisis. Telcos don’t know how to take on the challenges to the status quo, and despite numerous statements billed around digital transformation, the reality is that there has been little […]

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Automation needs more and more Intelligence

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At AnotherTrail, we see the needs and values of automation between applications, systems, storage and networks abstraction layers. This is the future of IT. We see more and more the requirement to add 3 key points: An intelligence that can anticipate situations and use-cases requiring changes, tuning of an infrastructure. Yes it includes machine-learning techniques, and workflows […]

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Releasing the Application hounds

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The show begins, the suits stand up and, like the great marketers of old, spout key technology verbiage like Cloud, Virtualisation and Orchestration, terms meaning different things to different people, but making the speaker appear tech savvy and at one with the Internet. Emerging from the first wave of market-speak, calmer water appear ahead as […]

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Overlapping Multi-tenant Networks

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Compute, Storage and Network are the 3 basic IaaS element of Cloud computing, administrated by orchestrators like Openstack, Cloudstack, VMware and delivered as an elastic service to public or private clients. Over this IaaS your clients require a rich set of application services be they local or via 3rd party SaaS providers. What we have […]