Intel Launches SeaCliff Trail SDN Platform


At the 2012 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) , Intel introduced a reference platform for open, simplified networking comprised of a SeaCliff Trail Reference Board, a top of rack switch with a series of ASICs created through Fulcrum Microsystems. Read More

The Olympian Infrastructure Challenge


The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be the most connected Games in history. As the athletes of the world gather to test their skills, tens of millions of sports fans will test the capacity of the city’s telecom and data center infrastructure. Will the broadband, Internet and wireless systems be able to handle the demand? Here’s an overview of key systems and their readiness for the Olympics, which commence with Friday’s opening ceremonies. Read More

Riverbed, Juniper Partner on Application Delivery

Riverbed Technology (RVBD) and Juniper Networks (JNPR) announced a technology partnership in wide area network optimization, application delivery and mobility to deliver market-leading technologies for enterprises looking to increase the efficiency of their IT infrastructures and securely deliver better performance of applications across devices, networks and clouds. Read More

VMware, Nicira and the Data Center

Some of the racks space inside the Purdue Universioty data center in West Lafayetter, Illinois. Purdue staff have developed a program to put server clusters into power-saving mode during cooling failures.

VMware’s acquisition of Nicira is jostling some relationships between tech heavyweights, and its impact will be closely watched by leading players in open source projects for cloud computing and networking. Here’s a look at some of the notable analysis and commentary from around the web. Read More

VMware Buys Nicira in $1.2 Billion Embrace of SDN

This graphic provides an overview of how Nicira software creates a network virtualization layer to make it easier to manage virtual machines. (Source: Nicira)

VMware will buy Nicira, a leading player in software defined networking (SDN) for $1 billion in a bold move to boost its position in data center networking. Nicira’s software platform manages a network abstraction layer, which lets users create virtual networks that operate independently of the underlying physical network hardware. Read More

Network News: CENX, Level 3, Ciena

Network News: CENX gets $9.5 million investment, Level 3 (LVLT) selected to connect ScaleMatrix colo from Ciena (CIEN) selected for Trans-Pacific 100G submarine network. Read More

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