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  • 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.

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