"We are a leader in the market space called network visibility solutions - it
enables monitoring tools and Big Data analysis to access the data and be able
to see the performance," explained Shay Morag, VP of Sales and Marketing at
Niagara Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held
November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Niagara Networks exhibited at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took
place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November
Niagara Networks offers the highest port-density systems, and the most
complete Next-Generation Network Visibility systems including Network Packet
Brokers, Bypass Switches, and Network TAPs.
For more information, visit http://niagaranetworks.com.
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Successful Cloud Operations Means Knowing When to Say "No!"
Building a cross-cloud operational model can be a daunting task. Per-cloud
silos are not the answer, but neither is a fully generic abstraction plane
that strips out capabilities unique to a particular provider.
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Wolf, VP & Chief Technology Officer,
Global Field & Industry at VMware, will discuss how successful organizations
approach cloud operations and management, with insights into where operations
should be centralized and when it's best to decentralize.
Chris Wolf serves as CTO, Global Field and Industry at VMware. In that role,
he is responsible for driving the execution and communication of the Office
of the CTO's vision, internally and externally, supporting VMware's global
field teams on all CTO evangelism and representing VMware's technical vision ... (more)
Four Questions to Ask When It's Time to Modernize Your Data Center
Cloud computing is here to stay. The agility and scalability of the cloud
model - as well as its ability to transform up-front capital expenditures
into flexible operating expenditures - are too compelling to ignore. For CIOs
in organizations of all sizes, the question is no longer whether to take
advantage of the cloud ... but how. Unfortunately, that question isn't as
easy to answer as it might sound.
Not all cloud providers are created equal. Different vendors offer different
features, terms and service levels. And once you engage with one vendor, it
can be difficult to change your mind down the road - even if that vendor's
offering doesn't fully mesh with your existing IT practices and policies.
While navigating the cloud marketplace can be a challenge, you can
successfully formulate your strate... (more)
We Can Work IT Out: The In-House IT and MSP Dynamic
In-house IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) have had an
interesting relationship over the course of IT history. Yes, they are vastly
different, but if we drew a Venn diagram of IT and the MSP, the intersection
of the two is worth exploring, particularly regarding how IT professionals
can best manage their MSPs and work harmoniously to advance the common goal
of IT performance.
For IT professionals, the very utterance of the acronym "MSP" may conjure
feelings of skepticism and fearing the reaper, which doesn't need to be the
case. MSPs don't always equal outsourcing IT in its entirety. Let's explore
common scenarios where in-house IT professionals and MSPs work together,
because in these cases, in-house IT professionals need to understand how to
get the most out of these relationships and up-level... (more)
What You Need to Know About Hybrid Cloud Security
Thanks to its many business benefits, cloud computing is becoming commonplace
within organizations of all sizes. Historically, companies have struggled to
determine which model - public or private - best met their needs. But of
late, IT professionals are increasingly starting to realize that both public
and private clouds can exist harmoniously within the same organization, and
that, in many instances, a hybrid cloud model can actually be the most
RightScale's "2016 State of the Cloud Survey" found that hybrid cloud
adoption increased from 58 percent to 71 percent year-over-year. The uptick
in hybrid cloud computing has not been overlooked by cybercriminals, who have
been busy adapting traditional attack methods and devising new ways to target
threat surfaces and vulnerabilities in the cloud.
HPE Continues Buying into Server Storage I/O Data Infrastructures
This past week HPE continued buying into server storage I/O data
infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g., no stock)
acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over
$1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it had traded at.
As a refresh, or overview, Nimble is an all flash shared storage system
leverage NAND flash solid storage device (SSD) performance. Note that Nimble
also partners with Cisco and Lenovo platforms that compete with HPE servers
for converged systems.
Earlier this year (keep in mind its only mid-March) HPE also announced
acquisition of server storage Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor
Simplivity (about $650M USD cash). In another investment this year HPE joined
other investors as part of scale out and software de... (more)
Peak 10 has announced that it has completed a 20,000 square foot expansion of
its Cincinnati-area data center, a 6,000 square foot expansion of its data
center campus in Charlotte's University Research Park, and added a pair of
seasoned executives to its leadership team. This further propels the company
on its aggressive growth trajectory to meet the rising demand for flexible
hybrid IT strategies and solutions across its enterprise customer base.
Cincinnati is home to companies like Kroger, Proctor & Gamble, and GE. The
expansion of Peak 10's facility, located in West Chester, OH, was driven by
the increasing demand for its IT infrastructure solutions. Since first
entering the Cincinnati market in 2008, Peak 10 has seen steady customer
growth, primarily in the industries of healthcare, manufacturing and
technology. The company serves hundreds of area customers, incl... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri, Inc, a leading provider of
enterprise cloud infrastructure, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International
Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center
in New York City, NY.
Tintri offers an enterprise cloud platform built with public cloud-like web
services and RESTful APIs. Organizations use Tintri all-flash storage with
scale-out and automation as a foundation for their own clouds - to build
agile development environments for cloud native applications and to run
mission-critical enterprise applications. Only Tintri enables organizations
to guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks
to reduce operating expenses, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and
predict their needs to scale - the underpinnings of a modern data center.
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LeaseWeb USA, the leading cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider,
exhibited at Cloud Expo New York and Silicon Valley, which took place at New
York City's Javits Center in June 2016 and at the Santa Clara Convention
Center in Santa Clara, CA in November 2016.
LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps
customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their
exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
These solutions are backed by 24/7 support and connected to one of the
largest, most reliable networks in the world, boasting 5.5 Tbps bandwidth
capacity and 99.9999% core uptime and state-of-the-art data centers across
the US, Europe and Asia.
For more information, visit https://www.leaseweb.com.
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Part 2: What You Need to Know About Hybrid Cloud Security
In the first article of this three-part series on hybrid cloud security, we
discussed the Shared Responsibility Model and examined how the most common
attack strategies persist, are amplified, or are mitigated as assets move
from data centers to the cloud. Today, we'll look at some of the unique
security challenges that are introduced by public cloud environments.
While cloud computing delivers many operational, cost-saving and security
benefits, it takes place in a public, shared and on-demand environment, which
creates a new set of security challenges for organizations. Because cloud
computing infrastructure is also dynamic and scalable, it changes more
frequently and further complicates the security monitoring process.
Because of these factors, many legacy security monitoring tools that were
built for the ... (more)
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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 capabilities, optimizing performance and reducing
operational risk through standardization and best-practice architectures.
Software-defined networking (SDN) promises to provide network configuration
management via software to make a network more agile and adaptable. With SDN,
network configurat... (more)