Posts about Managed Services

Enterprise workloads are all about scale these days. Even without big data, the internet of things and increasing mobile traffic, IT infrastructure is being pushed to the limit just dealing with normal production environments and ecommerce. This is why the cloud has emerged as a lifesaver for many organizations. By simply spinning up new resources on third-party infrastructure where and when they need it, organizations can more closely match their consumption with data requirements at any given moment ...
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Last week, I was part of a team doing something special. My colleagues at ADVA Optical Networking and I joined up with British Telecom to demonstrate the potential of network functions virtualization (NFV). It felt like we gave delegates at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in Düsseldorf a genuine glimpse into the future as we showcased how NFV is certain to transform the way nearly every enterprise operates. The idea was to demonstrate that network functions virtualization is the ideal technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). When software appliances are untied from dedicated hardware and run on common, standard servers, an enormous range of possibilities opens up. NFV creates an open platform for new IoT applications as well as freeing up the huge amounts of additional processing power that they need. It also enables data to be processed at the network edge for optimum efficiency and easy scalability. So far, NFV has only been utilized for communication network appliances and the benefits of using virtualized routers, firewalls and intrusion detection systems are now well known. We set out to show that the natural next step is to harness it for specific enterprise IT applications. The aim was to highlight the potential of NFV to enable communication service providers (CSPs) to create an entirely new ..
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“Fractional,” “dim,” “passive,” “colors,” “lambdas” … there are a lot of names for this flavor of available service for supporting low-latency trading, and there are a lot of reasons why a trading firm or investment bank might choose to take this approach.
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