networking

Cisco strengthens its datacenter portfolio with $320 million acquisition of Springpath

Cisco Systems, the worldwide technology leader in networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and high-technology products, completely acquired Springpath, Inc., a hyperconvergence software specialist, based in Sunnyvale. With this acquisition, Cisco will be able to deliver advanced data center innovation to its customers, and provide more software-centric solutions. Springpath has been serving hyperconvergence since 2012, and it started working with Cisco from 2016 when the latter acquired it for $320 million to launch the HyperFlex platform, which is the industry’s foremost fully hyperconverged infrastructure system. Hyperconvergence is a type of infrastructure system that closely integrates networking, storage, virtualization, and other technologies in a commodity hardware box fro...

Technologies like NFV put Telecom Industry at the forefront of Digital Transformation

The OPNFV summit 2017 saw an august gathering of developers, end-users and various communities who work towards the emerging Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies. Telecom industry is at the forefront of digital transformation with technologies like NFV gaining momentum. NFV is a technology that can replace the need of physical appliances in telecom sector. It allows multifaceted network functions – Virtualized Network Function (VNF), to be accomplished on compute nodes in datacenters. The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) helps in its (NFV) evolution and maintains industry collaboration for consistency, interoperability and performance among various virtualized network infrastructures, with an intention to accelerate the new products and service introduction using its appl...

OnApp Launches Three Pre-tested Ready-to-run Cloud Packages for Service Providers in Partnership with Dell

Cloud services provider OnApp today announced it’s partnership with Dell for creating three pre-tested cloud packages. The said cloud packages are aimed at  providing   web hosting companies , telecommunications companies and MSPs with a swift and streamlined process of  cloud services creation and their delivery to market. Out of three packages , two are for small and one for  large cloud deployments, thus providing, as OnApp terms it “cloud business in a box,’ which eliminates the complex process of building the cloud infrastructure from scratch and helps organizations start with the business of selling cloud services. The two smaller packages are based on Dell EqualLogic storage and  OnApp Storage (Details Below). Package for larger cloud deployments is  based on Dell Compel...

Next Connex Improves Its Services With Southern Ring Dark Fiber Network

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 31, 2011 – Surrey based connectivity services provider Next Connex has completed its 780km Southern Ring Dark Fiber network. This exciting development will allow Next Connex to offer even greater efficiency for services, which include not only networking and connectivity options but also server virtualization, data centers and cloud computing services. The company’s fiber network is the only fully diverse route into the Next Generation Data (NGD Europe) mega data center, supporting 10 GB/s, 40 GB/s and 100 GB/s high capacity services. The ability to scale-up data capacity quickly makes it ideal for hosted services and cloud computing services providers, for whom scalability is a large selling point. The network will provide ultra-high performance, low latency a...

Citrix Slashes the Costs of Virtual Desktops

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 27, 2011 – Citrix has announced that it is opening up its recently acquired ShareFile data cloud to create an extensible platform for sharing business data across a wide range of apps, devices and services. The announcement was made yesterday at Citrix Synergy- the conference where cloud computing, networking and virtualization meet. The company’s new “Follow-Me-Data Fabric” will make it easy for third-party developers and vendors to incorporate common data services like search, share, sync, secure and remote wipe into their solutions through a set of open APIs. Taking a platform approach will also make it easier to create dynamic mesh-ups that extend secure data sharing services to both new and existing apps. This will ensure that user data can be accessed easily an...

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