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What is “The Stack” That I Keep Referring To?

Posted by Eric Wright on Sep 27, 2016 1:01:12 PM

One if the biggest challenges in the IT industry can be the overwhelming use of buzzwords, acronyms, and nomenclature that often leaves us confused as readers, and as writers.

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Topics: Networking and SDN, Applications

Latency, CPU, response time, can we treat them all the same?

Posted by Ben Yemini on Sep 9, 2016 12:01:38 PM

“Okay, I think I’ve figured this thing out. You can go up and down, but not side-to-side, or … back in time.”

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Topics: Industry Perspectives, Networking and SDN

Networking and Data Center Operations

Posted by Asena Hertz on Aug 23, 2016 7:30:09 AM

Cisco Live
Our team was in attendance at the recent Cisco Live US in July, a conference and tradeshow, targeted at network engineers, the main user group of Cisco networking technologies. When those network folks - as they like to refer to themselves - stopped by our booth, we had pretty much the same conversation over and over again, in short: networking and data center operations technologies are connected, but the teams don’t really talk to each other, unless the packets hit the fan so to speak. That means that nobody seems to talk unless an application is down and data center operations suspects a networking issue to be the source of that failure.

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Topics: Networking and SDN

Best Practices for Managing Performance with Network Orchestration

Posted by Matt Ray on Feb 26, 2016 2:50:37 PM

Network Orchestration

Let’s start by saying congratulations to SDN! Network virtualization technologies are finally starting to proliferate the datacenter, delivering on the abstraction and flexibility at a network layer that hypervisors did at a compute layer nearly 15 years ago. And with the development of new technologies comes the inevitable complexity and need for orchestration tools to manage the network.

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Topics: Networking and SDN

Why Mitigating Storage and Network Latency Should Be Like Self-driving Automobiles

Posted by Bosheng Song on Jan 29, 2016 7:00:06 AM

In today’s Internet age, we implement new technology and build new products to achieve one goal - to run applications faster, more fluent, and less “laggy”. However, even when we do have the capacity to power our applications, IT admins and developers often battle against the elusive frustration of storage and network latency [for some reason compute gets a pass :-) ].

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Topics: Networking and SDN, Storage

The Network is Agile, but Slower with SDN and Microservices

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 6, 2016 8:49:39 AM

Have you ever moved something in your kitchen because it fits better, only to find that you spend more time having to go and get it where you used to have it closer at hand? This is a simple analogy, but does relate to some confusion that is happening around SDN and microservices implementations.

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Topics: Networking and SDN

SDN (Software-Defined Networking) Primer, and Why we Need SDN

Posted by Aseem Anwar on Oct 30, 2015 6:22:35 PM

The SDN acronym seems to be every where these days. Since it is still relatively new to many people in the industry, it seemed good to do a quick primer on SDN, some of the key players in the space, and why SDN is needed in the industry.

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Topics: Networking and SDN

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