This post attempts to provide a framework for that discussion, in which I’ll argue that the platform for the next generation data center network has already taken shape. It’s called Network Virtualization, and it looks a lot like the networking platforms we’re already familiar with.Over the last 15 years the networking industry has been challenged with tremendous growth in all areas of the infrastructure, but none more challenging than the data center. As networking professionals we have built data centers to grow from tens, to hundreds, to thousands of servers – all while undergoing a transition to server virtualization and cloud computing.
The neutral communications medium is essential to our society. It is the basis of a fair competitive market economy. It is the basis of democracy, by which a community should decide what to do. It is the basis of science, by which humankind should decide what is true. Let us protect the neutrality of the net. – Tim Berners-LeeInventor of the World Wide Web Over the next 10 years the networking industry is going to transform much more than it has in the previous ten year. The catalyst as we know it today is called SDN, but what that really means is its time to bring networking at least into the same decade conceptually as the rest of the computing
This meter represents your reputation at a 100% scale based on your level of participation on the site.Find out moreIt’s Wednesday, time for a fresh episode of Engineers Unplugged! This week features VCE’s Tom Chatham (@tchatham) and EMC’s Travers Nicholas (@traversn) in a joint whiteboarding session around virtualization, VPLEX, and workload mobility.Welcome to Engineers Unplugged, where technologists talk to each other the way they know best, with a whiteboard. The rules are simple:Do you agree or disagree with Tom and Travers vision? Post a comment below or Tweet with #EngineersUnplugged.**Engineers Unplugged is coming to Barcelona for VMworld
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When flash is placed within the server, as close to the CPU as possible (i.e. natively on the PCI Express bus), the mediaâs microsecond latencies enables
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There was a lot less talk of VDI and virtualization then in 2011. These conversations were replaced with more conversations about cloud and app delivery. Overall the consensus felt to be that getting the application to the right native environment on a given device was a far better approach then getting the desktop there.
Hypervisors were barely mentioned
Hadoop is everywhere. For better or worse, it has become synonymous with big data. In just a few years it has gone from a fringe technology to the de facto standard. Want to be big bata or enterprise analytics or BI-compliant? You better play well with Hadoop.
It’s therefore far from controversial to say that Hadoop is firmly planted in the enterprise as the big data standard and will likely remain firmly entrenched for at least another decade. But, building on some previous
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