Networks & Infrastructure

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Spotlight: Don't bet on disaggregation of enterprise networking any time soon

Networking vendors are slowly hopping on the disaggregation bandwagon in the hopes of attracting giant, web-scale customers.

Get strong end-user performance through cloud interconnects

It may seem like a no-brainer to professionals who work daily with the network and see how any performance fluctuation can affect end-users. It's not clear to everyone, though, and Vector Communications' Pieter Jordaan and Craig Sutton aimed to lay out just how the network affects the business in a  CIO  article.

Will Avaya's SDN approach ease migration pains?

Every networking vendor is starting to provide details on its software-defined networking strategy--whatever that particular strategy might be.

HP aims to boost wireless portfolio with Aruba buy

After rumors started circulating last week, HP has made it official. The company is looking to competitor Aruba Networks in a deal valued at about $3 billion.

What's the big deal about Docker's new orchestration tools?

Docker has released a trio of tools designed to make it easier to scale and manage large-scale container deployments. 

Puppet goes native on Arista switches

Arista is adding native Puppet Labs agents to its switches in a move that extends the company's SDN capabilities.

IBM, Juniper bringing embedded analytics to switches

IBM and Juniper Networks are working together to build networking infrastructure with built-in analytics that take advantage of big data to boost performance of applications.

Lack of consistency pervades SD-WAN vendor community

Software-defined WAN announcements and products are turning up a little more frequently as the software-defined networking trend continues to grow. Even so, if SDN is still in its infancy, it may be fair to say that SD-WAN is still in the womb.

Facebook CIO Timothy Campos strives to be social network's efficiency wizard

Facebook's CIO says that his job is to improve the efficiency of the company and sometimes that means building custom software for internal users. 

Open sourcing of network software was long overdue

As you can see from our headlines over the last week, as well as in today's issue of  FierceEnterpriseCommunications, open source in the networking world is currently top-of-mind. Not only has HP thrown down the gauntlet by getting behind the open networking trend, but Facebook also rounded out its Open Compute Project line of switches.