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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 Industry Census). Given this continued growth, more improvements and innovations will be made in the IT and data center industry as 2013 approaches. The following outlines several trends that will emerge and come to fruition in 2013: 1. The Network Adapter Walk of Fame: The Democratization of Ho... (more)

The Reality vs. the Hype – The Truth About Software-Defined Networking

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... (more)