Arista takes on enterprise data centers and CSPs with 100 Tbps cloud networking switch

A new switching and routing series from Arista Networks aims to provide the scalability and speeds needed for enterprise private clouds and next-generation data centers.

Logicalis aims to increase video communication adoption with new managed service

As video communication and collaboration continue to become a discussion point within enterprises, Logicalis US has unveiled a new video collaboration service designed to ensure video is optimized for greater quality and performance.

PLUMgrid adds Docker support to Open Networking Suite

Through an update of its Open Networking Suite, PLUMgrid is connecting Docker and OpenStack in its software-defined networking offering. ONS 5.0, which supports both the Kilo and Liberty OpenStack releases, extends the SDN technology to Docker containers, essentially connecting Docker and OpenStack.

ShoreTel beefs up integration with Skype for Business

An updated integration with Skype for Business puts ShoreTel's telephony controls within the Microsoft unified communications offering.

Spotlight: SDN Essentials and Raisecom join OpenDaylight Project

The OpenDaylight Project continues to expand and grow.

Containerized infrastructure is driving new use cases for managed DNS

The changing application infrastructure is creating new use cases for DNS management tools, according to Kris Beevers, co-founder and CEO of NS1.

NDS adds 4G LTE option to hosted VoIP offering

Network Data Systems has added a 4G LTE backup option to its Cisco-based N-Power managed unified communications offering.

Russia is home to the world's largest UC deployment

If managing a unified communications system for a tens of thousands of employees sounds like a headache, imagine the challenges of managing a UC system with more than 1 million users.

IDC predicts 90% annual growth in SD-WAN market through to 2020

Software-defined WAN is about to take off in a big way, according to research firm IDC. A new report indicates the SD-WAN market will grow by a 90 percent compound annual growth rate through to 2020.

Avoid the 2 a.m. wake-up call with good monitoring and network automation

Every network administrator would love to never have another wake-up call at 2:00 am, and the first two steps toward making that happen are doing network monitoring and automating tasks.

Spotlight: Here are the top 8 UC 2.0 vendors, according to Technavio

There are many prominent vendors in the unified communications services space, but according to a Technavio report, the top eight vendors in the space are Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, Unify, Mitel, Genband and IBM.

Coriant Light IP launches for high-bandwidth enterprise applications

Coriant unveiled a new SDN- and NFV-enabled optical networking product designed for companies that are delivering bandwidth-intensive services to their users.

Viptela and SevOne aim to simplify monitoring of SD-WANs

Viptela has teamed up with SevOne to provide enterprises with greater visibility into their Viptela-based SD-WAN architectures.

West adds videoconferencing to InterCall through Vidyo partnership

A deal struck between West and Vidyo will create more interoperability options in unified communications. Through the partnership, the two companies are integrating VidyoWorks into West's InterCall products.

Ixia rolls out network assessment and monitoring tool to provide greater insight into apps and services

A new network assessment and monitoring product from Ixia aims to provide greater insight into how applications and services affect a network before they're deployed.

Network security challenges driven by increased volume of devices, apps

Almost two-thirds of IT security professionals say that network security operations have become more difficult over the last two years.

Spotlight: Cisco engineering restructuring shows CEO's hands-on attitude

There are more changes afoot over at Cisco. CEO Chuck Robbins has begun restructuring the company's large engineering group.

SDS is on the rise, but SDN is still early in the adoption cycle

Software-defined cloud NAS vendor SoftNAS is attributing 330 percent year-over-year revenue growth to an accelerated software-defined storage market. Although that's probably only part of the story, it does appear to be evidence of the growth of software-defined storage.

Red Box Recorders automates call recording compliancy

If compliance assurance for audio recordings is a concern, then Red Box Recorders may have a solution. The company, a provider of products for call and data recording for financial compliance, just launched a software tool that does automated verification of call recordings.

Even as the network evolves, the first fundamental truth of networking still holds true

Trends like BYOD and unified communications are putting more pressure on the network, but in the end, the network administrator's job remains much the same. And like Ross Callon, then of Bay Networks, noted in a memo back in 1996, the first fundamental truth of networking is it simply has to work.