Last week I attended Australia’s largest technology expo in Melbourne Australia. The show was called Connect Expo and it brought eleven diverse technology areas under the same roof. Attendees could listen to world experts on such topics as cloud, big data, future health, connected education, digital marketing and UAV/drones…well I did say diverse… and I can vouch that if you put a drone the size of a car in a booth you generate a lot of foot traffic.
Nuage Networks supported the event w [...]
I have just returned from presenting at the China SDN/NFV conference for the second time. In 2013, I remember explaining Software Defined Networking (SDN) and what it meant for the future of our industry. Two years later, my subject is very advanced which in many ways reflects the speed at which our customers have accepted & deployed this technology.
This year’s talk focused on workloads mobility and how they can dynamically consume network resources regardless of their location (or bor [...]
Software Defined Networking (SDN), the big buzz of the moment in enterprise networking, is defined as creating a layer of abstraction, providing greater management flexibility and lower operational costs.
Traditional enterprise network environments that resist change further exacerbate the problem of operational complexity, which is a key challenge, as the data centre becomes increasingly complex. According to IDC, this is the key reason that enterprises are so keen to leverage the capabil [...]
We are in the midst of a transition in IT. Over the last couple of years the cloud has morphed from a disruptive technology on the periphery of IT into the mainstream.
Business competitive advantage these days is dictated by swiftness and agility, increasingly around business-driven applications that attain this advantage in the marketplace. This new edge is being pushed hard by enterprises that are adopting web-scale capabilities through software, drawing them into their inherent business pr [...]
Here at Nuage Networks, our philosophy is to enable Enterprises and Service Providers to build clouds without being limited by the network. So, we are proud to support Apache CloudStackTM and are, as far as I’ve seen, the only major Software Defined Networking (SDN) vendor with full support to date.
To summarize the official CloudStack history page, the original code base was contributed by Citrix. As a result, multiple customers and partners have attested that the code is well-suited to En [...]
Rapid change in today's business environment is inevitable. Consequently, IT organizations must have the ability to respond quickly to changing business requirements and demanding applications. Unfortunately, many of today’s infrastructures do not make that an easy or cost effective task.
In an ideal world, infrastructure should support a high degree of automation where applications can dynamically scale and migrate throughout data centers on demand and without having to create "tickets".
I focus on marketing disruptive technologies. So, I am a student of disruption. Many look for a defining event, such as the cry of Father Miguel Hidalgo (the famous "Grito de Dolores”) that began the Mexican Revolution[i], to be a hallmark of disruption. Others look for a tidal change, such as when Internet use at home hit over 50% in the year 2000 (per US Census Bureau report)[ii]. Those are all good benchmarks.
But, another key benchmark is one that changes how people think or that signal [...]
In building a self-service, secure and scalable public cloud infrastructure to meet the needs of demanding enterprises, China Telecom’s Cloud Computing branch (CTCC) has deployed the Nuage Networks SDN solution. We’re all very excited to have CTCC among our latest publicly announced customers, and this blog will add a bit more commentary to our press release.
As is the case with many cloud providers, a primary driver for CTCC was to achieve faster response to customer requests while achie [...]
I spent some time in the security field, focusing on what the industry calls “intrusion prevention.” But, honestly, prevention is somewhat of an optimism since intrusion is almost a given. As a real-world perspective, at a major IT vendor I worked at what was the largest datacenter complex in the world at that time. There, I discovered a crucial fact – manual errors can enable circumvention of even the most sophisticated systems. In fact, IBM’s annual security reports detail th [...]
A very informative book, Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey Moore, describes how companies can survive and ideally leverage hyper-growth markets. While Software Defined Networking (SDN) is not yet in hyper-growth mode, there are powerful forces accelerating its overall velocity in the market. While each force exerts its own influence, it also increases the impact of other forces as shown in the figure.
Three forces acting to accelerate the SDN market [...]