27 Mar RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo Brings Azure Stack On Premises

Public cloud technologies are being adopted quickly to help businesses become more agile and flexible. However, many of the current workloads being run within datacenters cannot be deployed off-premises, as public cloud demands, because of the need for control, performance, security, or user experience. Private cloud services are a way for businesses to bring the […]

01 Mar With Its Recent Outage, Amazon Web Services Is Helping To Sell Hybrid IT

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the undisputed leader in the public cloud space–it is growing quickly every quarter and delivering strong earnings back to its parent, Amazon.com. Microsoft ‘s Azure is narrowing the gap and IBM, Google and Rackspace offer significant enterprise public cloud services, too. AWS is very profitable, generating $3.7 billion in operating […]

24 Feb RESEARCH PAPER: Security Follows Compute to the Edge

Edge computing is becoming more prevalent for both the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and traditional operational applications. Companies need to protect their data better at remote locations and all along the path back to central datacenters. You can download the paper here. Table of Contents Executive Summary Network Edge Now Transforming IT Architectures Attacks […]

14 Feb A Networking Open Source Innovation Pipeline Can Accelerate Businesses

Proprietary networking has always been a double-edged sword. It delivered the stability businesses depend on to keep things running, but it often lacked the innovation that help businesses get ahead. More to the point, most new technology introductions were taken with skepticism and caution. Each new generation of products only seemed to lock businesses in […]

14 Feb With A Few Surprises, Cisco Releases 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report

At the end of January, Cisco Systems released their annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR) to the world. This report has become something of a tradition for Cisco, with this being the 10 th year running, and it’s always a good resource to keep your finger on the pulse of the rapidly changing field of cybersecurity. Even […]

13 Feb HPE Beefs Up Network Security With Niara Acquisition

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been very busy since the separation of HP Inc. and HPE, doing spin-mergers, spin-outs and resetting for a much leaner and faster future. This never meant they wouldn’t acquire companies; in fact, they have indicated a few areas where this made sense, one of them being edge security. Two weeks […]

31 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Consumer Networking Gains Wi-Fi Mesh

Consumers traditionally deploy a single Wi-Fi router for the home and adapt their usage around the router. But, changing needs are rendering this strategy unworkable for many homes as the coverage area needs are increasing, the prevalence of mobile devices is changing the access patterns and a host of consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices are now entering the […]

12 Jan RESEARCH PAPER: Dell EMC Delivers a Broad Portfolio of Converged Systems for Enterprise IT

The converged systems market is growing rapidly as IT organizations look to improve efficiency and simplify their operations. A growing number of converged systems solutions are now available from leading vendors that range from flexible building blocks to turnkey solution stacks. Dell’s acquisition of EMC in September 2016 gave the two companies the opportunity to bring together a strong […]

28 Dec What To Expect From Networking In 2017

Each year we try to lay out what businesses should expect in the upcoming year in the networking market. This year we expect to see a lot of changes as the traditionally conservative networking market begins to feel the pressure of years of networking status quo and resistance to change. This is our view of […]

19 Dec RESEARCH PAPER: Lenovo ThinkAgile CX Competes on Cost Economics & Time to Value

Converged systems are gaining traction with enterprise IT as a way to simplify operations, improve time to value, and lower costs over traditional infrastructure solutions. Lenovo entered the converged systems market in October 2016 with the launch of ThinkAgile CX, a rack scale solution that was jointly developed with Nimble Storage. Lenovo sees ThinkAgile CX providing an opportunity […]

30 Nov Home Wi-Fi Is Broken, But Enterprise Technology Can Fix It

About once a week my wife utters those four special words to me: “Is the Internet broken?” What she means by this is that she is having a problem connecting to the Wi-Fi, mostly because she has been moving around the house with her devices. Years ago, families sat around the radio together in one […]

28 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: The Dell EMC Networking Strategy

Dell EMC holds a substantial portion of the enterprise IT market. The combined entity has a commanding lead in enterprise storage as well as a top spot in server shipments. To bridge these two islands of technology, the company offers many connectivity options for the wide range of workloads where Dell EMC provides solutions. Dell EMC delivers its own […]

15 Nov ONUG Provides A Front Line View In The War On Stagnant Networking

Twice a year the largest companies get together to help plot out the future. Businesses are now talking about digital transformation, changing their IT to adapt to the new age of digital information, analytics and cloud technologies. But their traditional networks are holding them back. Network innovation is starting to be driven by the buyers—not […]

15 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: Fall 2016 ONUG Meeting Highlights

Every six months, the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) gathers to discuss developments in open networking and focus on the work of their respective project teams. Each meeting brings ONUG closer to the goal of driving open networking requirements back to the market through a concerted effort to map user input and feedback into specific use cases that vendors […]

03 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: Speed, Efficiency, & Scale for Data-Intensive Workloads

The way companies think about data is changing dramatically—from exponential increases in the amount of available data to the way in which it is structured and used. How effectively a company turns its data into actionable insights is now seen as a competitive differentiator. A new class of data-intensive applications has emerged to allow organizations […]

20 Oct Software-Defined Networking: Not Just For Datacenters Anymore

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization have promised to revolutionize the datacenter. SDN breaks the tight connection between the forwarding plane (moving data from point A to point B) and the control plane (the rules that dictate how applications and users access data), while NFV virtualizes those hard-coded functions that used to be delivered […]

19 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: Open Networking Leads Digital Transformation

Companies see digital transformation as a way to help them accelerate their business by leveraging mobility, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and social media to drive better insight and speed decision making. But before they can transform their businesses, they need to transform  their network first, because traditional network architectures hamper digital transformation instead of propelling […]

17 Sep Can Huawei Shift From Carrier Leader To Global Cloud Player?

Huawei Connect 2016 was all about the cloud (Photo credit: Patrick Moorhead) Huawei Technologies is a large, $60B China-based company that, while many in the U.S. may not be familiar with, is a very big name in the carrier and telco equipment and consumer smartphone space—especially in China and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). The […]

06 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: Dell Validated System for Virtualization Brings Intelligent Automation to Life

For more than a decade, server virtualization has increased datacenter efficiency, allowing IT to save money and improve productivity. However, even in virtualized environments, many IT organizations find themselves with infrastructure that is significantly underutilized, as the available resources do not always match the needs of each application. Converged systems have emerged as a category of solutions that combine server, […]

29 Aug HPE Synergy Shows Promise And Progress With Early Adopters

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has placed a big bet with HPE Synergy—the company is a pioneer in the composable infrastructure market, and is the furthest along in customer enablement. In the rapidly changing world of IT, composable infrastructure could be the next big thing in enterprise infrastructure. Designed to treat hardware like software (what is often referred to as, “infrastructure […]