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  • What to look for in an SDN controller

    One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure.

  • Brocade CEO: Why we are eating our own young

    Network fabrics have long been central to Brocade's business model. The company is currently on its sixth generation of fibre channel fabric, and since launching its Ethernet fabric two years ago the company claims to have 1,200 customers with over 200 devices deployed.

  • Spiceworks: IT procurement models must adapt or die

    Spiceworks continues to grow in popularity, with a user base of 2.4 million and aspirations to grow to 3 million by the final quarter of this year. But providing a platform that caters to the needs of both IT professionals and vendors is a tricky business, according to co-founder Jay Hallberg.

  • The impact of the 'Internet of Things' on corporate IT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad concept plotting to make vast amounts of the physical world interactive, IP-enabled, and ?smart?, according to Forrester Research analyst Andrew Rose.

  • Software-defined networking: one to watch in 2013

    Software defined networking (SDN) has been pegged as one of the major enterprise IT trends for the next few years, with analyst firm IDC predicting the worldwide market to grow from $360 million in 2013 to $3.7 billion by 2016.

  • Dell networking chief: taking on Cisco in the data centre

    It is just over a year since Dell completed its acquisition of Force10 Networks, but the company already has big plans to challenge Cisco's dominance in the data centre.

  • Network virtualisation and next generation network architecture

    As IT leaders try to get the best performance and efficiency out of their virtualised environments, they're realising the need for virtual networking, and often a whole new networking architecture that's designed for virtualisation from the ground up.

  • Designing and building the infrastructure for the next generation IT

    Enterprises and their customers increasingly expect business services to be available and responsive at any time, requiring the underlying technology infrastructure to be ?always on- always available?. The themes currently driving technology trends for 2012 share this common goal of highly available and pervasive computing.

  • The new world of WAN optimisation

    In yet another sign that growing revenues are reshaping the vendor outlook in the network management sector, Gartner recently named vendor Silver Peak one of the leaders in its magic quadrant for the WAN optimisation market.

  • Mobile video could make carriers and providers clash

    As mobile video finally starts to take off, making money from it remains a challenge, and content providers and carriers may clash over economics before they find a way to share the costs and benefits.

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