More is being required today of network infrastructure than ever before, due
in part to the changing latency and bandwidth needs of modern applications.
Wide area networks ("WANs") are feeling the pressure, especially those that
use many technologies from different services providers, are geographically
diverse and are stretched to the limit by increased video and cloud app
In view of these challenges, hybrid WAN architectures with advanced
application-level traffic routing are of particular interest. They combine
the reliability of private lines for critical business applications with the
cost-effectiveness of broadband/Internet connectivity for non-critical
Architectures like this can be difficult to scale over the existing network;
most of today's network management tools can't manage it. Most of them still
apply blocks of configuration data to ... (more)
Network-Aware Orchestration: The Next Level of SD-WAN
Enterprise networks are complex. Moreover, they were designed and deployed to
meet a specific set of business requirements at a specific point in time.
But, the adoption of cloud services, new business applications and
intensifying security policies, among other factors, require IT organizations
to continuously deploy configuration changes. Therefore, enterprises are
looking for better ways to automate the management of their networks while
still leveraging existing capabilities, optimizing performance and reducing
Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET), has announced financial results for its
fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.
Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights
Revenue of $245.4 million, an increase of 41.5% compared to the fourth
quarter of 2014, and an increase of 12.8% from the third quarter of 2015.
Non-GAAP gross margin of 64.0%, compared to non-GAAP gross margin of 67.4% in
the fourth quarter of 2014 and 65.5% in the third quarter of 2015. GAAP gross
margin of 63.6%, compared to GAAP gross margin of 67.1% in the fourth quarter
of 2014 and 65.2% in the third quarter of 2015... (more)
Vm_Commit or How to Easily Handle an Infinite Number of Versions of Running
QEMU/KVM Virtual Machines
At first adopted by enterprises to consolidate physical servers,
virtualization is now widely used in cloud computing to offer elasticity and
scalability. On the other hand, Docker has developed a new way to handle
Linux containers, inspired by version control software such as Git, which
allows you to keep all development versions.
In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Dominique Rodrigues, the co-founder and
CTO of Nanocloud Software, discussed how in order to also handle QEMU / KV... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Masters Technologies, a leading
vendor in the network monitoring and high speed networking markets, will
exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June
7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th
International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the
Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
PacketSled and Interface Masters have partnered to offer a complete network
security solution by providing continuous monitoring, breach detection,
incident ... (more)
We live in a hyper-connected, mobility-enabled world, one in which carriers
must make drastic changes to how they do business if they are to survive and
thrive in the future. Accordingly, great strides have been made over the last
three years to prove the viability of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
Many Proof of Concept (PoC) trials have proven that workloads can be migrated
to virtual environments running on standard hardware, and there are even
examples of carrier deployments using NFV.
The next step is to determine how to make NFV work effectively so it will
deliver ... (more)