by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?SolarWinds®, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today unveiled SolarWinds Traceroute NG, a free network diagnostic tool that effectively maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls. The new free tool enables IT professionals and network administrators to monitor performance [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?RISC Networks and Velostrata announce joint integration to deliver the best-in-class cloud migration solution. Successful cloud migrations almost always require a collaborative effort. Cloud migration occurs through several different, but crucial, phases, and require an end-to-end solution which leverages the right software and partners from beginning to [?]
With the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2016 a couple years ago, Microsoft directly entered the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform space that has been served by organizations like Nutanix, Scale, Cisco, HP, Dell, and others ? only Microsoft comes at it with a fully software-defined platform rather than hardware and applicances.
Earlier this week, Juniper Networks announced a bevvy of new networking products. (Note: Juniper Networks is a client of ZK Research.) In his blog post about the products, Andy Patrizio did an effective job covering the basics of the news. But left out some important points, and I wanted to make sure those got called out, including Juniper's tagline ?multi-cloud ready."
Earlier this month, Cisco updated its Global Cloud Index (GCI), giving rise to a number of news stories that were filled with doom and gloom for corporate IT departments. (Note: Cisco is a client of ZK Research.)
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Veriflow today announced Veriflow SELECT, an innovative new partner program for its award-winning Continuous Network Verification platform that will allow partners to monetize their intellectual capital and expand their business to take advantage of strong demand for and growth in intent-based networking and network verification. Veriflow [?]
Intel has launched its brand-new lineup of Xeon processors designed specifically for edge computing needs, where space, heat, and power are all of greater concern than in a traditional data center design.
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced new security capabilities on the nGenius® 5000 series packet flow switch, its open compute-based packet broker platform. Today, IT and security teams often use [?]
AMD scored a significant win in its efforts to retake ground in the data center with Dell announcing three new PowerEdge servers aimed at the usual high-performance workloads, like virtualized storage-area networks (VSAN), hybrid-cloud applications, dense virtualization, and big data analytics. The servers will run AMD's Epyc 7000 series processors.
This company has its systems set up so that any power outage will trigger an email that's sent to the support team. But that's not quite working, according to an IT consultant pilot called in to troubleshoot.
by Angela Guess A new press release states, ?Mist, the pioneer in self-learning wireless networks, today announced the availability of the world?s first artificial intelligence (AI)-driven Virtual Network Assistant (VNA) for wireless operations and integrated helpdesk. Powered by Mist?s AI engine, Marvis, VNA is a new cloud-based micro-service that uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, ?Eastwind Networks, the cybersecurity solutions and breach analytics cloud platform, announced today the release and immediate availability of Eastwind for SaaS. This addition to Eastwind?s product line provides complete visibility for companies using online services, such as G Suite, Office 365, Dropbox, Box and Salesforce. ?The ability [?]
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?A new report from Navigant Research examines the 5G technology standard and its use cases, focusing on smart grid applications and possible business model opportunities. 5G communications technology is expected to underpin the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the confluence of ubiquitous mobile broadband, pervasive sensing, and artificial [?]
The arrival of the holiday shopping season always brings sharp focus onto ecommerce, which just keeps disrupting how retailers and consumers shop. But it?s striking just how much running room remains in front of this trend, which already has a couple decades of Christmases under its big black Santa belt.
About a decade ago almost all data centers were built on a traditional three- (or sometimes more) tier architectures that used the spanning tree protocol (STP). That prevented routing loops but also deactivated all the backup links, which accounted for almost half the ports in large environments. This caused organizations to significantly overspend on their networks.
What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption, including software-defined WAN, hybrid cloud computing, hyperconvergence, and Internet of Things. See below for our collection of enterprise picks, predictions and prognostications.
Mini data centers are sprouting up on the edges of networks ? in factories, on container ships, and piggybacked on cellular base stations ? as enterprises and service providers look to embed compute and storage capacity closer to where data is being generated.
On Monday, Marvell Technology announced it intends to acquire embedded chip maker Cavium in a deal worth $6 billion. When it?s done, the combined company will have $3.4 billion in annual sales. That's hardly Intel territory, but their chips will be in practically every piece of equipment in your data center.
Smaller players in the IT hardware space can often be overlooked because dominant players cast such a long shadow. So as someone who roots for the underdog, I do enjoy shining a little light on an overlooked bit of news.