- November 08, 2011
Big Switch says OpenFlow controllers and applications will let users order up networking ports on demand, but will networking vendors give in to software-defined networking?
- October 27, 2011
OpenFlow and software-defined networking are going from theory to use case scenarios, according to Google and Yahoo.
- October 26, 2011
Riverbed’s rebranding of the Zeus application delivery controller and Aptimize Web content optimization targets cloud networking.
- October 18, 2011
Blogger Josh Stephens lists building a private cloud as one of his top five virtualization problems. Why? For one, it's hard to even know what makes a private cloud.
- October 06, 2011
After all the OpenFlow hype at Interop Las Vegas, there is noticeably little talk of the specification here at Interop NYC. Is that because it's not ready for primetime?
- September 28, 2011
Think VM mobility and follow-the-sun data centers work for high availability and disaster avoidance? Think again. Long-distance migration is still a problem.
- September 22, 2011
Is the VXLAN standard just another way to rid the virtual environment of pesky network engineers? Is it actually better than VLANs? Fast Packet blogger Ivan Pepelnjak explains.
- August 18, 2011
I/O virtualization vendor Xsigo has evolved its product into a data center fabric by enabling server-to-server connections within its infrastructure.
- July 14, 2011
Cisco's UCS upgrade includes higher speed and capacity in switching and server access, but it also enables deeper management and automation throughout the converged network.
- June 13, 2011
The OpenFlow protocol, and the software-defined networks it enables, have a lot of potential for solving problems like virtualization.
- June 09, 2011
TRILL supporters say the protocol will enable multi-pathing in new data center network architectures, but Fast Packet blogger Anjan Venkatramani explains why it won't work.
- June 01, 2011
Fast Packet blogger Josh Stephens says a lack of virtualization capacity planning is one of the top-five virtualization problems that must be addressed.
- May 17, 2011
At Interop 2011, networking vendors addressed data center network fabric hype and other overly bloated marketing buzzwords like FCoE, TRILL and Shortest Path Bridging.
- May 12, 2011
Some companies don't want to move their core apps to the cloud, but they're willing to try cloud-based disaster recovery. Vembu's StoreGrid offers cloud backup for storage.
- May 12, 2011
WAN managers need control of their applications when they leverage hybrid cloud scenarios, so Akamai and Riverbed have partnered to offer up cloud WAN optimization.