Communications


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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]


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 [...]

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware

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

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 [...]


Ever wondered what Interop looks like?

Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event in UBM Tech’s global conference and expo series. Held each spring, this “independent” technology conference aims to “inspire” and “inform” through live demos and implementations in the InteropNet program, training workshops, lectures, panel discussions, keynote presentations and awards celebrations. This year’s event boasted the co-located Cloud Connect Summit, [...]

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