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Object Storage Leading the Advancement of Software-Defined Storage

Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of those terms that has been readily hijacked by vendors over the past few years. The term developed from the adoption of software-defined networking (SDN), used to define the separation of control and data traffic in the networking world, which provides the...
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Cloud Migration Is Making Performance Monitoring Crucial

Application performance monitoring (APM) and network performance monitoring (NPM) are becoming increasingly important as businesses that have adopt cloud-based services and virtualized infrastructure. In the recent SDxCentral report, “Network Performance Management Takes On Applications,” more than...
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Transforming Rigid Networks into Dynamic and Agile Infrastructure

For service providers with rigid network resources, physically assigned in metro and wide-area networking (WAN)networks, their complex networking structures aren’t easily manipulated into making dynamic changes. Another challenge is the ability to manage their existing network connections, while at...
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Standards Move at Snail’s Pace for the NFV Community

There’s a general consensus among people working on telco virtualization that open source groups are replacing traditional standards groups. “In open source, code is the coin of the realm; express yourself with something that is useful,” said Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of AT&T’s...
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Meet Workload Diversity with Server-Side Storage

The more the enterprise gravitates toward software-defined architectures, the more it is confronted with diverse data loads and increasingly complex application requirements. This is leading to a Catch-22 in that while overall hardware requirements are diminishing, the enterprise still needs to...
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How to Install Your OpenStack Cloud Before Lunch

What if I told you that you can have your OpenStack Cloud environment setup before you have to stop for lunch?Would you be surprised? Could you do that today?In most cases, I am betting your answer would be "Not possible," not even on your best day. Not to worry — the solution is here and it's...
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User-Centric Networks Will Drive New Architectures

The average person today is surrounded by a cloud. Smartphones alone connect people to a wide array of content and services. Add the other devices they interact with in the office or in their connected home, and the concept of user-centric network (UCN), created and controlled by the user over...
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Hybrid Cloud Isn't Cloudy Enough, Suggests New Forrester Data

It hasn't been a good year for the private cloud, and the Forrester Wave for Global Public Cloud Platforms isn't going to make it any better. With Forresteracknowledging it had previously under-projected the torrid growth of public cloud spending—the new total 23% higher at $236 billion by 2020—the...
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The Critical Role of Systems Thinking in Software Development

Software applications exist to serve practical human needs, but they inevitably accumulate undefined and defective behaviors as well. Because software flaws are often left undiscovered until some specific failure forces them to the surface, every software project ships with some degree of...
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Spark Comparison: AWS vs. GCP

There’s little doubt that cloud computing will play an important role in data science for the foreseeable future. The flexible, scalable, on-demand computing power available is an important resource, and as a result, there’s a lot of competition between the providers of this service. Two of the...
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