Networks grow like untreated vegetation in the hidden corner of a backyard — it is not unusual in data centers to find many layers whose sole purpose is to support other network layers.
Consider the fact that half of the network ports in the three-tier networks we all grew to know connect network devices with other network devices, while the other half connect servers to the network. There has to be a way to improve that ratio. IT has woken up and realized the need to reduce the cost of networking gear, and in turn, spend less time (and money) running the network. Put simply, the way to get there is to flatten the data center network.read more
I just got back from IBM Impact 2012 held in Las Vegas and would like to share my impressions of the show. The conference delivered an exciting campaign about innovation, transformation and growth.
The highlight for IBM customers with whom I spoke came during the moment when the IBM PureSystems Platform – an expert integrated system – was unveiled. IBM demonstrated a total application setup in under four hours, starting from uncrating the unit. This defines a huge reduction in application deployment time, cost and expertise. Clearly this solution leveraging application patterns is innovative and posed to change application rollouts in our market.read more
Last week I attended the Cloud Expo Europe 2012, which was held in the Olympia exhibition hall in London. During the exhibition, I helped man the Radware booth and I also had a speaking slot in which I presented Radware’s Cloud ADC solutions for cloud service providers.
I took the time to walk around and check out the different cloud-computing vendors which were presenting in the expo. I wanted to see if they were offering application delivery services as part of the overall IaaS offering.read more