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Software Is Eating The Network, Through SDNO

Back in 2011, Marc Andressen famously made the statement “software is eating the world.” The network is now on software’s plate. We are seeing software-defined networking and software-defined storage starting to come into the mainstream, joining software-defined servers—or what has traditionally been called “virtualization.” As infrastructure starts to become more amorphous as  to virtualized software …

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The Collision Of Open Source, Open Networking, And SDN

Open source is well understood in the software world, as it has helped accelerate IT and bring business advantages by accelerating new solutions and lowering costs—especially around cloud computing. Open networking and software-defined networking (SDN) both promise to bring the benefits of open source to the world of networking, but is this something that your …

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IoT, Mobility, And SDN Are Changing Your Network, Are You Ready?

Networks have been pretty bland and generic for the past 20 years. There has been innovation, but it has been more about playing to existing themes and less about the disruption that we have seen in servers, storage, and even datacenters. But new workloads and data patterns will challenge companies like Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, …

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Are Frustrated Cisco End Users Now Driving The SDN Agenda?

Unbeknownst to many, there will be a very important meeting tonight that could have a significant impact on SDN’s (Software Defined Networking) future. Tonight, the ONUG (Open Networking Users Group) board of directors, including executives from Bank Of America, Citigroup, Fidelity Investments, GAP Inc, JP Morgan Chase, and UBS will meet with the leaders who are defining SDN standard.  While I’m …

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The Battle of SDN vs. NFV

For the past 20 years there has been a slow, methodical pace of change in networking where each set of new technologies arrives, surpassing the previous generation in an orderly fashion. But today, two new technologies, Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), are poised to truly disrupt that pace by changing networking …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Battle of SDN vs. NFV

For the past 20 years there has been a slow, methodical pace of change in networking where each set of new technologies arrives, surpassing the previous generation in an orderly fashion. But today, two new technologies, Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), are poised to truly disrupt that pace by changing networking …

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Cisco’s SDN Challenge

In “The Godfather, Part II”, Michael Corleone famously said “keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer.” When it comes to Software Defined Networking (SDN), Cisco is following the Godfather’s advice.  SDN is viewed as a technology that will fundamentally change how networking is approached, and as the leading networking products vendor, Cisco has …

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Is Software Defined Networking (SDN) A Sucker’s Bet?

It’s literally time to step right up and place your bets.  While Software Defined Networking (SDN) is one of the hottest trends in enterprise networking today, it is easy to place the wrong bet.  Looking at the previous large strategic bets that businesses have had to make – the Internet, virtualization, or cloud computing – …

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SDN: The ‘S’ Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Someday”

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is currently one of the hottest buzzwords in the enterprise market. SDN promises to take much of the complexity and operational cost out of stringing together the thousands of servers and applications that power today’s modern data centers. For x86 servers, the move to virtualization, with more than half of the …

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Exploring Marvell’s Digital Transformation Strategy and Focus for the Future – Six Five Insiders Edition

On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition podcast hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman talk to Chris Koopmans, the CMO of Marvell, about the company’s rebranding efforts, their transformation initiatives and the product lines and services that Marvell is focusing on for the future.  In our conversation, Chris, Daniel and I explored Marvell’s recent pivot …

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Carrier Networking 101: Decoding The Acronyms

It’s no secret that 5G is big tech news these days. As an analyst, I spend considerable time with the largest carriers and cellular networking infrastructure providers in the world, including their silicon providers. I also spend time with the CBRS Alliance as well as the Linux Foundation networking and edge working groups. In all …

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Xilinx Enters The SmartNIC Market

The CPU in today’s data center is increasingly burdened by the need to process networking jobs. According to Xilinx’s VP Marketing for Data Center Products, Donna Yasay, networking stacks can tax CPUs up to 30%, robbing them of the cycles needed to run users’ applications. Tier 1 cloud service providers have invested in custom ASICs …

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Cisco Systems Goes Big On 5G

Despite the cancellation of Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Cisco Systems launched a number of initiatives this week that appear to be follow ups to its “Internet for the Future” announcement from last mid-December. The prior announcement was punctuated with portfolio updates spanning optics, silicon and software. This announcement is focused specifically on the service provider …

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Communications When we express our opinions publicly, we do it with the credibility that only decades of actual industry experience can provide. We are quoted in the top news outlets and routinely appear on business TV shows. MI&S analysts also do extensive public speaking at events and trade shows, in classic webinars, and participate heavily on social media. Our …

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Who Is ‘Really’ Leading in Mobile 5G, Part 4: Infrastructure Equipment Providers

There’s lots of buzz these days around 5G and what it promises to deliver beyond today’s 4G LTE networks. Billions of dollars are being spent globally by carriers to upgrade their core and access networking infrastructure to support new services for consumers and businesses alike. This article is Part 4 of our series, focusing on …

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Cisco Leans Into People And Culture At Its 2019 Customer And Partner Event, Cisco Live

The week before last, I attended Cisco Live 2019 in San Diego, CA. If you follow our analysis and articles, you know that Cisco System is a company Moor Insights & strategy’s analysts and I follow very closely. We follow them closely in compute, cloud, storage, networking, software, security and its leadership. One of the …

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Is It Too Late For Juniper Networks To Catch Up With Cisco And Aruba?

Cisco Systems’ impressive earnings performance this week begs a question: why has Juniper Systems annual revenue somewhat stalled? For the past few years, Juniper has seemingly been playing catch-up relative to the heavyweight enterprise networking solution providers. A history of non-accretive acquisitions, multiple runs at building out a Wi-Fi portfolio, misses in delivering software-defined networking (SDN) …

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Kontron Communications Doubles Down On Core, Edge And Smart Infrastructure

Montreal, Canada-based Kontron Communications (KCI) is one of those companies that, while few have heard its name, enables some of the most innovative, cutting-edge services in the technology industry. Last year, KCI acquired software defined networking (SDN) provider Inocybe, expanding its automation capabilities, pivoting the company towards the Smart Infrastructure marketplace, and growing its global …

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Stop Betting Against Dell’s DVMT Conversion- You Look Foolish

Michael Dell, chief executive officer of Dell Technologies Inc., speaks during an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S.,   (Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg) Given the recently announced Dell Technologies’ DVMT conversion planand the potential for investors to be able to invest in the entire company, I thought …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Intel Architecture And The SD-WAN Disruption Opportunity

Mid-market and large enterprise companies are rethinking their approach to wide area networking (WAN). Traditional deployment and management approaches will not scale with the ongoing proliferation of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the corresponding influx of data. Today, networking is more than simply a connectivity consideration. Through Software-Defined Networking (SDN), businesses can …

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