Tag Archives : communications


2014 is the year of the virtual WAN

451 Research networking practice director Peter Christy has over thirty years’ experience  managing software and systems technology for leading IT vendors, including HP, Sun, IBM, DEC and Apple,  and was founder of MasPar Computer, a midrange SIMD HPC provider. This long term operational involvement has translated well into a research and advisory role at 451 Research, [...]

Peter Christy, director, networking practice, 451 Research

Vinay Saxena, distinguished technologist and chief architect, NFV business unit, HP

Creating continuous cloud

Like the avaricious and the prodigals in In Dante’s 4th circle of Hell who push giant boulders in opposite directions for eternity, shouting at each other ‘Why do you hold?’ ‘Why do you throw away?’, advocates of public vs. private cloud are engaged in a seemingly endless debate over the advantages of each path to [...]


451 Research: Sprint’s managed collaboration play: Google Apps for the SMB masses

InsightaaS perspective: 451 Research is one of the world’s leading sources of insight into cutting edge technologies – including areas that are important to InsightaaS and our principals, such as cloud, communications, analytics, and sustainable IT. As regular visitors to this site are aware, InsightaaS.com works with 451 Research to bring occasional thought leadership pieces [...]


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

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 [...]


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