Cisco, Juniper, Arista: The data center networking stories just keep coming

Meet Daye DeCentah, IT executive. Let's call her "DC" for short. DC faces a lot of challenges at work. Most all of these problems revolve around her having to deliver more, while using less - less staff, less systems, less power,...

Networking and the World Series: 10 lessons baseball teaches us about networking

As a baseball fan based in Boston, I spent a lot of time watching baseball the last few weeks as the playoffs and, ultimately, the World Series progressed. (And yes, as a life-long Red Sox fan, I was very happy with the final outcome...

Six questions to ask your SDN supplier

Let's face it - real-world deployments of SDN are currently few and far between. While deployments have started to reach beyond the leading-edge Googles and Microsofts of the world, most enterprises and service providers are still in...

Interop and SDN: Overall disappointment, but some points of light

For anyone who read my pre-show blog (Top Ten Advancements I Want to See at Interop Las Vegas) outlining my hopes (and, admitted, dreams) for SDN at Interop, you know I set the bar very high for a technology that represents a...

10 SDN advancements I want to see at InterOp Las Vegas

InterOp has always served as a bellwether for the industry. Year in and year out, the InterOp conference agenda and exhibit floor highlight what is hot. And, by omission, what is not.These days, SDN is hot – and getting hotter. This...

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