Networking

SimpliVity Gets $25 Million from Top VC Firms

SimpliVity’s vision for a “software-defined data center in a box” has received a big thumbs up from some well-heeled venture capital firms with a $25 million funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), with Accel Partners and Charles River Ventures also participating. Read More

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

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

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

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