Monthly Archives: November 2015

Life In the App-Centric Enterprise

There are many benefits to application-centric infrastructure: streamlined architectures, lower costs, easier management, and faster, more responsive throughput and connectivity. But app-centrism is not simply another step in the evolution of networking.

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Living and Working in an SDN World

With SDN all but a fait accompli at this point, it seems the time is right to turn our attention away from building and deploying an abstract networking environment and towards the practical ramifications of living and working in one.

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Doubt Creeps Into OpenStack

The OpenStack community recently wrapped up what can only be described as a successful summit in Tokyo, with users, developers and members of the supporting vendors unveiling a wealth of new service offerings and reaffirming their commitment to seeing the format through to widespread deployment.

And yet, amid all of the warm feelings in Tokyo and elsewhere, there remains an undercurrent of apprehension throughout the OpenStack community…

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In Search of a More Enterprise-Friendly Container

Applications are quickly surpassing infrastructure as the key driver of data productivity. Where once the differentiators between cutting-edge and also-ran were measured in processor speed, storage capacity and networking throughput, it now rests largely on orchestration, availability and scalability.

Containers are whizzes at producing the latter…

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