• Internet traffic will hit 1 zettabyte by 2016

    According to data from Cisco, global Internet traffic will reach one zettabyte by 2016. Internet traffic has grown significantly, particularly in the last decade as video and other bandwidth-intensive applications have taken hold.

HP boosts SDN gain with ConteXtream acquisition

HP solidified its place in the OpenDaylight Project by purchasing open software-defined networking vendor ConteXtream.

Spotlight: Cumulus aims to beat Cisco with open SDN

Cumulus Networks is looking to take on the big vendors like Cisco with its flavor of open software-defined networking.

Got IP networking skills? You're in high demand

Since about 15 years ago, I've been loath to use the phrase "skills gap," but at least in the case of IP networking professionals, it appears there are too few people in the world who can do the connectivity jobs we need in our modern world.

Open networking a big win for customers and vendors, says analyst

Even as the big proprietary vendors play down the importance of open networking, enterprises are at least taking a long, hard look at the growing open networking trend. And according to Patrick Moorhead, founder, president and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, it's something even the most conservative of enterprise analysts are considering.

As enterprises move toward single-vendor UC solutions, confusion will arise

Unified communications hasn't exactly lived up to the promise made oh so many years ago. The typical UC solution is a mishmash of hardware and software from different vendors that may or may not work together. The solution? Shift to a single-vendor UC solution. If only it was that simple.