The Muppets are finally returning to prime-time television, and it looks like Jim Henson's Creature Shop is at the same time boosting its performance. The animatronics and visual effects division of The Jim Henson Company turned to Brocade to speed up production.
HP has updated the software that runs all of its HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage products to boost the performance of its storage area networking – SAN – and other storage products.
SoftNAS is looking to attract CenturyLink Cloud customers with its cloud-based network-attached storage – or NAS – offering. SoftNAS is now available through the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace.
Another bit of news prior to next week's VMworld comes from Extreme Networks, which completed a project to make its Summit x670-G2 and x770 series of switch interoperable with VMware's NSX virtualization platform.
Brocade is getting deeper into the storage area networking – or SAN – and application performance monitoring spaces with the release of the Brocade Analytics Monitoring Platform.
For the last couple of weeks, a handful of press releases related to VMware NSX have landed in my inbox. And with VMworld coming up next week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, it seems safe to reason that NSX could very well be one of the products being discussed by the vendor's executive suite.
Cloud-based software-defined wide area networking shares many of the same benefits as other SD-WAN products, but according to Mike Wood, vice president of marketing at VeloCloud, centralizing management of the WAN in the cloud also provides additional benefits to enterprises.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but when it comes to network security, one of the biggest risks is the fact many outdated security protocols and technologies are still being used.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to solve the problem of not enough wireless spectrum for the various technologies using it.
Talari is one of the vendors banging the software-defined WAN drum, and now the vendor is providing more deployment options to customers with the release of new appliances and an update of its Adaptive Private Networking operating system.
Cambium Networks took the wraps off of cnPilot, a new product portfolio of 802.11ac wireless network products that are fully managed from the cloud.
HP Networking has duked it out with Juniper Networks for years for the coveted second place position in the networking market. Neither have had much of a chance of catching Cisco to take over the number one spot, but thanks to some early adoption of OpenFlow and the recent acquisition of Aruba Networks, HP is on solid ground to gain a leadership position in certain technology areas.
There's an interesting case study from Juniper Networks about how it transformed the Joe Gibbs Racing team, switching out an aging networking and communications infrastructure for one based on the Juniper Networks MetaFabric architecture.
Maintaining network security in a changing environment, particularly as enterprises begin to shift from the old method of designing networks to including software-defined networking technology, is bringing about new challenges.
In the latest version of its Switch Light products, Big Switch Networks aims to unify the physical and virtual networks, removing much of the separation between the two.
ShoreTel released a new single platform and user interface designed to provide enterprises with a variety of configuration options, including cloud, on-premises and hybrid. The intent of ShoreTel Connect is to provide customers with more flexibility while also increasing employee collaboration options.
Software-defined networking may not be a big thing within your enterprise today, but with more and more vendors solidifying their SDN strategies, many are also choosing sides between different open-source projects.
As software-defined networking continues its labyrinthine journey toward broad widespread deployment, industry observers say there is some jockeying for market position among the major networking vendors, but the OpenDaylight project appears to be gaining significant momentum. OpenDaylight is the multi-protocol controller infrastructure developed by The Linux Foundation that is meant to speed adoption of SDN on a variety of vendor networks.