Archive for: May 2015

Hyper-converged infrastructure grows as new systems emerge – TechTarget

Some of the most popular hyper-converged offerings are from niche vendors, such as Nutanix, Pivot3, SimpliVity Corp., Nimboxx, Inc., Maxta, Inc., Gridstore, Inc., and Atlantis Computing, Inc. 

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NetCracker 10 Drives Convergence of IT and OSS

Looking to accelerate the convergence of traditional IT and operational support systems (OSS), NetCracker Technology, a unit of NEC, today unveiled an upgrade to its namesake management platform that includes analytics services designed to optimize the deployment of virtual server and network functions.

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Crestron Airs Out its Audio Capabilities – CEPro

The latest product announcements from the Garden State company are its LS4T and LS6T AIR Landscape Speakers andIGS82T in-ground subwoofer.  Designed to fulfill a variety of integrator requirements, Crestron’s newest audio solutions are engineered to produce wide areas of coverage in a variety of locations.

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Google’s Wholesale Move To Cloud and Take On Security Makes Cloud Apps Enterprise-Friendly

Google is moving all of its internal corporate applications to a cloud model, reports The Wall Street Journal. So far, 90 percent of Google’s corporate applications have migrated. With that shift to cloud comes a shift in the way the company approaches and thinks about security. Gone is the idea of the cordoned-off enterprise.

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Virtualization – A Look to the Future

Several years ago, we began using virtualization technologies as means to test servers and use resources more effectively. When VMware became a hypervisor, very few vendors actually supported a virtual infrastructure. So, virtualization was left behind in the classroom, and the development environment within numerous organizations.

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How Cloud is Getting Security Right

It really feels like we’ve crossed a new threshold in the whole cloud conversation. In working with cloud delivery models, conversations with new perspective customers are continuing to increase. Organizations are realizing real business gains by moving a part of their environment into some kind of cloud platform.

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Matrox Mura MPX Capture and Display Boards to Drive Control Room Video Wall at 2015 NEC Solutions Showcase

Matrox Mura MPX video wall controller boards, Maevex H.264 encoders/decoders, C-Series graphics cards, TripleHead2Go external multi-display adapters and Avio fiber-optic KVM extenders to be featured at London’s AV and digital signage event of the year.

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Big Switch Networks Embraces VMware NSX

Looking to bridge a growing divide inside the data center Big Switch Networks announced today at the Open Network User Group (ONUG) Spring 2015 conference that its software-defined network (SDN) can now be integrated with NSX network virtualization software from VMware.

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Segmenting Networks for Security

Historically, there has been little convergence between manufacturing and enterprise in the plant network. Instead, there are multiple, separate networks – one network may run fieldbus protocol at the device level, another network may run ControlNet protocol for machine-to-machine communications, while a third protocol, such as Ethernet, or a proprietary network, links the machines to data acquisition and storage units for reporting or archiving.

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CenturyLink Opens Hydro-Electric Powered Washington Data Center

CenturyLink opened a new data center in central Washington State and will tap the abundant hydro-electric power in support of its hybrid IT services portfolio. More than 85 percent of the utility power supplied to the facility is hydro-electric. The data center will have an initial 8 megawatts but will ultimately support up to 30 megawatts of IT load.

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