Big Switch Networks has released version 2.5 of its Big Cloud Fabric solution, which was originally released in the third quarter of 2014. This latest update comes with expanded orchestration, hypervisor, use-case and network topology support.
Running your unified communications system in the cloud is now an option but you should think hard about management, security and other issues to find out if it makes sense for your business.
You may have read someplace that "shadow IT" is a significant threat to the enterprise--the notion that the latest wave of software presented as services is taking power away from on-premise IT departments.
One of the most productive and useful innovations in the history of communications may not happen because some folks are making headway characterizing it as unnecessary.
Now that Linux in the enterprise can be described using the Latin phrase de facto, the proverbial shoe finds itself on the other foot. It may be too soon for any Linux vendor to adopt a Microsoft-style swagger.
If cost remains the key inhibitor to deploying virtual desktops on thin client devices, then could Dell's incorporation of Wyse into the entire company drive those costs down? Or should I say, drive them down enough?
Could the Sony Pictures Studios leak of intellectual property have been prevented had the company's various outsourced producers been able to access Sony's network directly? Dell makes an interesting case.
Would a virtual desktop make more sense to users if they could access it from any device? And by "any device," include a television set in the mix. A conquest that Dell just realized it made, could answer this question.
The original meaning of "cloud" in communication was a service provider whose identity was immaterial. Well, the time has come for certain cloud services to assume an identity beyond the cloud.
Wouldn't it be nice if the skilled professionals who comprise the hosted online service industry were to coalesce behind sharing their skills? Sure, but does such a coalition really need--or want--an enemy?