Building network basics

Case studies serve a dual purpose. As a technology showcase, they provide a vehicle for vendors to educate the market on state-of-the art offerings. But they also demonstrate the art-of-the possible, helping would-be adopters envision the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of tech implementation – how they might apply IT solutions in their own circumstance, and what [...]

Brendan Kwolek, ‎director, IM/IT, Women's College Hospital

Kash Shaikh, senior director, product and technical marketing, HP Networking

HP betting on open to drive market wedge

Networking is a double edged sword. The conduit to cloud, networking complexity has also lingered as a check on progress towards greater data centre agility. At the Discover 2014 event in Las Vegas last week, HP’s GM of the enterprise group Bill Veghte described networking as “the most archaic of the silos,” referring to continued [...]

HP driving new levels of network interconnect

Speed is the new watchword in data centre performance and management simplicity the new mantra. In the digitally dependent, hyper competitive business environment of today, speed of innovation is often as important as modernization itself, a consideration that is driving demand for rapid app and IT service delivery. At the same time, increasing business reliance [...]

Robert Checketts, group manager, enterprise server product marketing, HP

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

New Goldilocks security

Pat Gelsinger was in town recently, meeting with customers, partners and Toronto-based media to explain VMware strategy and priorities as the company negotiates the “tectonic shifts” associated with enterprise transition from the client-server to the mobile-cloud era. According to the CEO, VMware is moving forward with portfolio development across three fronts: the application of virtualization [...]

An SDN primer

Much like cloud in the data centre a half decade back, software defined networking (SDN) is poised to revolutionize networking. A programmable interface that enables new levels of control over hardware infrastructure, SDN promises to ease the bottleneck to the acceleration of cloud computing that networking had become. But like any technology in its nascent [...]

Sarwar Raza, director, cloud networking and SDN, advanced technology group, HP Networking