Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

VIRTUALISATION

Topic Zone

Latest News

  • Google's Chromebooks get Citrix XenApp business makeover

    Google has underlined its ambition to draw more enterprises to the budding Chromebook platform by announcing a tie-up with Citrix to access Windows applications through the latter?s XenApp delivery system.

  • VMware: How the hypervisor can be security's savior

    Hypervisors that virtualise the compute, networking and storage tiers provide a unique platform for enforcing security policies, VMware executives argued this week at Interop.

  • VMware CTO plays down battle with Cisco

    VMware CTO and co-inventor of OpenFlow, Martin Casado, played down the rivalry between VMware and Cisco at a cloud conference in California last week.

  • SDN changing the shape of networking, IT careers

    Cisco recently announced new certifications for its Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) programmable networking initiative, its response to software-defined networking. The certifications are designed to tailor new roles for IT practitioners looking to transition their company's infrastructures to programmable, application policy driven, SDN-type environments.

  • Arista bulks up on 100G

    Arista Networks has announced two new 100G Ethernet modules for its spine/core switch that provide more connectivity options for users.

  • Dell unveils fabric switch, SDN controller

    Dell this week rolled out products designed to help customers build and scale cloud environments.

  • How VMware wants to reinvent the SAN

    VMware has released a virtual Storage Area Network (Virtual SAN), which the company says will usher in a new era of policy-driven and virtual machine-centric storage provisioning.

  • Telecoms giants show SDN move from theory to reality

    Enterprise IT staff who were listening to vendor and researcher pitches on the benefits of software-defined networking at Open Networking Summit just a few years ago have taken over the dais and are now sharing their initial implementation experiences.

  • HP looking for new networking head

    HP is looking for a new leader for its networking division as Senior Vice President and General Manager Bethany Mayer is moving on to head the company's new Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) strategy.

  • Juniper broadens SDN for carriers

    Juniper Networks this week at Mobile World Congress is expanding its carrier SDN portfolio with controller and management products designed to accelerate customised service creation and provisioning.

Latest Features

  • 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.

  • Where we stand with SDN

    One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.

  • Planning for SDN

    Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.

  • A Q&A with the Chair of the Open Networking Foundation's Migration Group

    For an inside look at the goals, expectations and plans of the ONF's recently created Migration Group and how it hopes to help companies make the transition to SDN, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up via e-mail with the chair of the group, Justin Joubine Dustzadeh, CTO & VP of Technology Strategy, Networks, Huawei.

  • ExtraHop mines the network to glean operations intelligence

    Jesse Rothstein, who was the lead architect of F5's flagship product line, founded ExtraHop in 2007 to develop products to derive IT operations intelligence from data gleaned from the network.

  • The promise of software defined networking

    If you aren't intimately familiar with software defined networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

  • Hot mobile startups to watch

    Just how big of a deal is mobile? Three years ago there were an estimated 400 venture capital deals for mobile companies, with about $3 billion invested in the industry. Last year, according to Rutberg & Co., which tracks mobile investments, VCs poured more than $6.85 billion into mobile startups across about a thousand deals. Mobile companies captured 40% of venture capital funding last year, Rutberg found.

  • 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.

  • Why software-defined security is essential in a virtualised environment

    Virtualisation is widely accepted to be the most effective way to improve efficiency and reduce running costs in the data centre. But the issues of security and compliance within a virtualised environment continue to make many enterprise IT managers nervous about the technology.

  • Project Moonshot can spur widespread VDI deployments, says Carrenza

    HP gave the long awaited official launch for its Project Moonshot hyperscale system yesterday, as one of the customer trial participants highlighted the opportunities the high density servers can bring to cloud service providers.





Featured White Papers

Infrastructure builds for tomorrow's data centre

Driven by the success of virtualisation technology, user demand for improved IT service levels is changing the way IT leverages its existing investments, procures new infrastructure and services, and architects its data centers. Underscoring this transformation is the need for tighter integration of hardware and software, which is necessary to achieve the private cloud capabilities end-users want and the efficiencies IT needs. Download this white paper to understand how your organisation can build infrastructure for use in tomorrow's data centres.
Download whitepaper

Top reasons why customers choose VSPEX private cloud

Transform your IT environment with simple, efficient, and flexible virtualisation solutions EMC Private Cloud solutions combine the leading hypervisors with your choice of server and network.
Download whitepaper

4 compelling reasons to expand virtualisation of your IT infrastructure

Perhaps by now you have experienced many of the benefits of virtualisation. But as a business with resource or budget restraints, you can't afford to expand adoption of a technology for its own sake. You are focused ? and must stay focused ? on actions that deliver real value to you. Download this white paper to discover 4 reasons why you should think about expanding the virtualisation of your IT environment.
Download whitepaper

Don't get stuck on your virtualisation journey

IT as we know it is evolving: Businesses are on an IT transformation journey that typically starts with virtualisation and ends with the shift to an IT-as-a-service model based on a cloud infrastructure. Businesses often get stuck at some point along their virtualisation journey. This can happen for various reasons, including lack of budget, lack of a long-term cloud strategy, or simply a lack of technical expertise to move to the next level. Download this white paper to discover how to prevent this happening to you and learn how to stride forward with your virtualisation strategy.
Download whitepaper

How your virtualisation platform can meet your needs today and in your cloud enabled future

In companies large and small, IT leaders are facing tremendous opportunities?and challenges. The opportunities come as the role of IT shifts from a back-office function to strategic enabler of business growth. In this role, IT has the ability to drive the adoption of technology solutions that change the way customers, employees, and partners interact with the business?from collaboration tools, to social business, to the remote workforce?while increasing business agility and innovation. Yet, with the opportunity comes challenge. Saddled by budget constraints, increasing complexity of the IT environment, and limited technical expertise on staff, IT leaders struggle in their attempt to simultaneously solve today?s challenges, while building for the future.
Download whitepaper


Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map