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PlexxiPulse - Eliminating Private Cloud Networking Barriers By Mat Mathews Many IT organizations look to the private cloud to improve agility and simplify business operations. More and more are introducing converged and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions to support cloud initiatives and agile development practices. But there is too often a road block - legacy data center networks. Private clouds require a new multipurpose data center network to support diverse applications and workloads without sacrificing performance or service quality. Fully programmable and highly adaptable, the next-generation network easily integrates with service orchestration tools and DevOps systems to enable elastic services and self-serve IT. And it supports seamless workload mobility within and across data centers to ensure high availability for business-critical applications. Below... (more)

[slides] Network-Aware Orchestration | @CloudExpo #SDN #Agile #DataCenter #Orchestration

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Network-Aware Orchestration: The Next Level of SD-WAN Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time. But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while still leveraging existing cap... (more)

University of Colorado Selects @FORTRUST for Data Center Services | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DataCenter

University of Colorado Athletics has selected FORTRUST, Colorado's only Tier III Gold certified data center, as their official data center and colocation services provider, FORTRUST announced today. A nationally recognized and prominent collegiate athletics program, CU provides a high quality and comprehensive student-athlete experience.  The program sponsors 17 varsity teams and in their history, the Colorado Buffaloes have collected an impressive 28 national championships. Maintaining uptime for CU Athletics is a critical component in fostering national team support, community ... (more)

SoftLayer Named Gold Sponsor of @CloudExpo | #IoT #DataCenter #Storage

SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM company, has been named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 7-9, 2016 at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from Web startups to global enterprises. SoftLayer's modular architecture, full-featured API, and sophisticated automation provide ... (more)

Data Center Agility | @CloudExpo @Gartner_Inc #Agile #SDN #DataCenter

Download Report ▸ Here Download Report ▸ Here Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility such as: Don't assume that SDN is the only way to improve data center agil... (more)

[slides] Storing and Moving Data | @CloudExpo #Cloud #BigData #Storage #DataCenter

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Secure Solutions for Storing and Moving Sensitive Data Around the World As cloud and storage projections continue to rise, the number of organizations moving to the cloud is escalating and it is clear cloud storage is here to stay. However, is it secure? Data is the lifeblood for government entities, countries, cloud service providers and enterprises alike and losing or exposing that data can have disastrous results. There are new concepts for data storage on the horizon that will deliver secure solutions for storing and m... (more)