Latest networking publications

Four open source networking projects explained

Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP of Marketing at QualiSystems, provides a brief overview of the four major open source networking initiatives… Open source projects and protocols have huge potential for networking. Initiatives such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight have attracted the attention both of end-users, as evidenced by the Open Networking User Group (ONUG), major vendors participating in OpenDaylight, OpenFlow and OpenStack,… Read More

Data centre SDN market to grow more than 65% in 2014

Software-defined networking (SDN) is expected to grow more than 65% in the data centre market by the end of 2014, suggesting the hype surrounding its deployment has finally given way to adoption and usage, according to the Dell’Oro Group. The networking research body released a report yesterday stating that network security appliances and Ethernet switches will… Read More

Hyperconverged Infrastructure – Where’s the Network?

Chris Swan, CTO at Cohesive FT, discusses the new EVO:RAIL package launched last week at VMworld. He asks where the network will come into play beside compute and storage in such hyperconverged infrastructure models. One of the big news items from last week’s VMworld was the launch of EVO:RAIL, a ‘hyperconverged infrastructure’ reference design with software from… Read More

Tilera takeover tips EZchip into data centre and cloud equipment spaces

High-performance network processor maker, EZchip Semiconductor is to target the data centre and cloud equipment markets following its acquisition of Tilera, the multi-core processor and network equipment maker. EZchip reckons the deal will double its total available market in the data centre and telecoms spaces to $2bn featuring, as it now does, an extended range… Read More

Equinix moves to unleash potential of high performance hybrid cloud

Leading data centre operator Equinix is to offer an interconnection solution that allows ‘seamless, on-demand and direct access’ to multiple clouds and networks across the globe. Called Equinix Cloud Exchange, it brings together the automated interconnection of cloud, network and managed service providers and advanced service orchestration to let cloud consumers create automatic, private, high-performance connections… Read More