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.

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

VMware Launches Micro Cloud Foundry and vSphere 5

On Tuesday Vmware announced the beta availability of Micro Cloud Foundry, calling it the industry’s first open Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution. Cloud Foundry delivers access to frameworks and a rich ecosystem of application services from VMware, third parties and the open source community. Read More