As the proliferation of data continues, traditional networking infrastructure
is struggling to keep up with the world's influx of information and data.
Legacy networking technologies are in need of an overhaul and
software-defined networking (SDN) has been touted as the response and the
next big thing in virtual networking. Many IT managers already have the
flexibility, scalability and automation capabilities of virtualized servers
and storage, and want the same attributes in their networks. As businesses
enter the second half of 2013, CIOs and CTOs can attest to the serious hype
around SDN as the new go-to solution. Many companies - from Arista, VMware
(Nicera) to Cisco - have jumped on the bandwagon with their recently
developed SDN products and technology roadmaps.
But with every "crash diet" or technology craze, there are still pointed
questions that need to be... (more)
Many companies and enterprises in 2012 witnessed the proliferation of network
data as a huge and growing problem across data centers. Additional data
center solutions were needed to access, process, analyze, and deliver it
instantly on a global basis to millions of users. Several advances and
solutions help address these problems and issues. However, data centers are
continuing to grow.
According to the 2012 Data Center Industry Census, data centers are expected
to grow from US$105 billion to US$120 billion in 2013(DatacenterDynamics.
[Oct. 2012]. The 2012 DatacenterDynamics Ind... (more)