The ‘Hybrid Cloud’ Dilemma

Everyone is talking about “Hybrid Clouds” but the definition is as stable as a house built on  a beach. Previously vendors talked about how elements of a single cloud could live in both public and private spaces. More recently, reality is saying that clouds will live in one or the other, not both. But customers will have a mix of public and private.

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Software Is Eating The Network, Through SDNO

Marc Andressen said that “software will eat the world, but the change is not just in applications. Software also has the ability to consume the traditional network, and orchestration is the accelerator that can make this happen.

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OpenStack Grows Up: Observations From The OpenStack Summit

The annuals OpenStack Summit in 2016 was held in Austin, TX, giving me plenty of opportunity to spend time with vendors and customers to see where things are heading. Interestingly, “maturity” was one of the most common themes among both groups.

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Sony’s Optical Archive Could Kill Tape Data Archiving

Tape is dead. While seen as an inexpensive solution for archiving, the fragility and capacity can’t keep up with today’s storage needs. Sony, a leader in tape technology, is actually the driving force behind Everspan, the technology that can render tape useless with optical technology.

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Will Software-Defined WAN Vendors Consolidate Or Be Consumed?

With all of the focus on software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) the market is primed for change. Will companies break out as leaders or will the entrenched leaders go on a spending spree to buy into this hot market?

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Open Networking Is Gaining Steam, But Challenges Persist

While many point to the progress with open networking, the future, while bright, is not without its challenges. Adoption of open networking is see as positive by all except the entrenched hardware vendors but this does not mean that all of the obstacles are cleared.

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The Collision Of Open Source, Open Networking, And SDN

Open source is a driving factor in enterprise technology, and it is fueling the move to open networking and SDN. As businesses are “betting the business” on open source in cloud and enterprise platforms, networking, the last bastion of proprietary stacks, is ready to be toppled.

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