Open network management is the focus on spring ONUG meeting

Open network management is the focus on spring ONUG meeting

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) is a community of IT executives that are using their combined buying power to influence the networking industry. Members hail from companies such as Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Fidelity Investments. ONUG’s goal is to specify requirements and reference architectures for products that are open, more affordable and more agile than what vendors traditionally offer. Over its first two years of existence, ONUG has focused on software-defined WAN (SDWAN), network virtualization overlays and network service virtualization (also known as network functions virtualization or NFV).  Last ...

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SDN and Network Management at ONUG

SDN and Network Management at ONUG

As an analyst who focuses on network management research, I am particularly intrigued by software-defined networking (SDN). As SDN architectures are deployed in data centers, local area networks and WANs, network management practices will have to evolve. For instance, SDN may make it easier for cloud administrators to provision network services and connectivity for a new application, but how do you ensure that your new programmable network remains compliant with configuration controls and policies? Is your performance management tool able to model and monitor an SDN controller? If you have traditionally relied about appliance-based load balancers and firewalls in your ...

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Best Practices for Maximizing Efficiencies – Governance and Optimization

Best Practices for Maximizing Efficiencies - Governance and Optimization

In my last blog, I talked about “IT Cultural Transformation and the Elimination of Technology Silos.” That blog keyed on four key areas of advice, which also provide a useful foundation for the topic of “Governance and Optimization.” These key areas include: Standing in the middle of the storm –This means looking at the interdependencies [...]

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It’s always like that in enterprise IT. There’s this incredible new technology that lets you do things you could never even fathom possible. But then, once the honeymoon is over, the old problems come back to bite you with a vengeance. Data Protection Reloaded – This Time it’s Non-Trivial Now let’s translate this scenario to...

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Now that I have spent a month with my latest gadget, a Microsoft Surface RT, I want to share some thoughts on the device, as well as on Windows 8. I have been a happy iPad user for the previous 2 years, but have sorely missed MS Office on this excellent device. As much as...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Fresh off a week at the C-scape, the Cisco analyst event that takes place alongside their user conference Cisco Live! in Orlando, I thought I would attempt to summarize my takeaways regarding Cisco and SDN. To be honest there was not a lot new, but at the same time I feel I have a better...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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At EMA, we constantly receive inquiries regarding what OpenStack means to the VMware portfolio. Is it a competing technology? Are OpenStack and vCloud complementary? Why did VMware join OpenStack? What are the typical use cases for OpenStack as opposed to vCloud? To address these questions, let’s take a step back and take a look at what...

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posted by Julie Craig   | June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Who can watch the PRISM fiasco and NOT wonder about its impact on public Cloud computing? If the government can monitor your phone calls, it can certainly force SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS vendors to provide access to your financials, your sales records, your data, and anything else you do or store “in the Cloud”.  And...

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posted by Steve Brasen   | June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

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IT marketing hype has generated quite a few ridiculous and sometimes outright bizarre phrases to describe trends in technology adoption, but few on the list of the absurd top the insistence that we live in a “post-PC” era.  The concept of “post-PC” derives from the (correct) fact that mobile device adoption has broadly accelerated, but...

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posted by Jim Frey   | May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

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During the week of May 5th, EMC held its fast-growing user conference in Las Vegas, while just down the strip the Interop 2013 event was also underway.  Lacking an ability to clone myself, I did my best to attend both, in the process actively supporting the local contingent of taxi drivers and putting in more...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Breaking News: Dell Acquires Enstratius to Further Complete Its Cloud Story Today, on May 6, 2013, Dell acquired Enstratius, a company aimed at deploying, automating and managing applications in complex hybrid cloud environments. Enstratius enforces governance and security in the cloud, offering automated scaling, disaster recovery and cloud bursting. The Enstratius solution supports all popular...

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posted by Jim Frey   | May 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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This year’s theme for CAWorld 2013 was “Go Big: IT with Impact.”  So I thought what the heck – let’s go big.  I stepped back and took a much broader look across the CA Technologies portfolio than I normally would.  Usually, I focus on the network management solutions, which live primarily within CA’s Service Assurance...

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posted by Tracy Corbo   | May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Long ago and far away I used to cover programming languages called 4GLs, which have long since been relegated to the technology graveyard. Nice idea, but took way too long to deploy. Since then I have moved over to cover networking, but I often miss the world of programming. I was lucky enough to be...

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