Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

Roundup: Cisco, Savvis, Viridity, Embrane

Top stories in the data center and IT sector today: Cisco (CSCO) buys collaboration company Versly; Savvis announces Symphony VPDC Premier; Viridity to incorporate Intel DCIM; and Embrane secures $18 million in funding. Read More

Cisco, VMware Collaborate on Network Virtualization

At VMworld 2011, Cisco and VMware introduced VXLAN (Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network), describing it as a breakthrough in network virtualization. VXLAN is a collaborative effort for an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) draft as a framework for overlaying virtualized layer 2 networks over layer 3 networks. Read More

VMworld 2011 News: EMC, VCE, CiRBA, Riverbed

EMC Boots 500 desktops in 5 minutes, VCE launches Vblock compliance solution, Riverbed (RVBD) says its Steelhead WAN optimization accelerates cloud replication, CiRBA announces DCI Control 7 for virtual infrastructures. Read More