Software-defined networking may be on the path to becoming the standard way of designing a network, but there are many hurdles to cross ahead.
At OpenStack Summit, Midokura unveiled an update to its network virtualization solution designed for infrastructure-as-a-service clouds. The update adds support for both OpenStack Kilo and container-based environments, including Docker.
Masergy's unified-communications-as-a-solution offering is now WebRTC-enabled. It's one of several companies that have recently adopted the open source standard for the enablement of real-time voice and video communications – a trend that long-time proponents of the protocol have long waited for.
Ruckus Wireless plays in both the service provider and enterprise space, but its SmartZone software platform has been a carrier software platform aimed at facilitating next-generation wireless. Until now, that is.
Software-defined networking and big data analytics may very well be a match made in heaven, according to Len Padilla, vice president of product strategy for NTT Europe.
There's another rumor floating around about a possible Cisco acquisition. If true, then Cisco is on the verge of signing a deal to acquire hyperconvergence vendor Nutanix.
Whether it's just coincidence or has something to do with the changing of the guard at Cisco, the networking vendor is losing a long-serving senior manager. A Business Insider article speculated that as current CEO John Chambers steps down, other senior talent may look for opportunities outside of Cisco.
Another step has been taken toward improving software-defined wide area networking technology.
A new open tool from Nuage provides deeper visibility into both virtual, software-defined networks and the physical hardware they run on. That includes the routers, switches and other networking equipment.
Enterprises with Cisco TelePresence units deployed may want to grab the latest security patches. Cisco released several patches to address vulnerabilities in a few of its telepresence products.
Recent rumors indicated Cisco was making a play to purchase network threat prevention vendor FireEye, but those rumors were quashed not only by Cisco, but also by FireEye. Sources at the FireEye told Re/Code the company wouldn't even be up for sale until revenue hit $1 billion.
There are many reasons for adopting unified communications, including increased communication, collaboration and cost savings. Enterprises may see the potential benefits, but what many fail to do is measure the return on investment following the deployment of the UC solution.
Cisco's outgoing CEO John Chambers delivered his last quarterly financial results as the company's head executive, and Chambers took another shot at white label manufacturers hoping to dethrone the incumbent networking and systems vendor.
Big Switch Networks updated both its SDN-based Big Cloud Fabric for physical and virtual workloads in data centers and its Big Tap monitoring fabric.
As Docker continues to build out its capabilities, it's beginning to solve the problem of network scalability, thanks to the acquisition earlier this year of SocketPlane. But third parties are still designing their own solutions. One of those is Midokura.
Let's set the record straight. Microsoft Skype for Business is not just a rebranding of Lync. Nor does it have exactly the same feature set as the consumer version of Skype, although many of the new features are buried beneath the UI.
It looks like Big Blue wants to boost network speeds by using light. According to a CIO article, IBM developed a silicon photonics chip that tops 100Gbps at aggregate speeds. And because it's essentially a beam of light, the transfers could take place over distances of up to two kilometers.
Ravello has launched new Smart Labs for IT professionals to design both networking and security environments in a fenced environment on Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine.
Polycom is expanding the RealPresence Group Series to include two new video collaboration products aimed at end users with small workspaces. The idea behind the new products is to turn those workspaces into collaboration hubs.
With changes in network design coming through the likes of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions, the role of the network administrator is also changing. And so are the skills needed to stay on top of emerging technologies.