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Data center storage and networking News
April 04, 2018
An IDC report named Apstra, Big Switch Networks, Plexxi and Pluribus Networks as SDN providers to watch; Martello aims to validate Elfiq-based SD-WAN; and Aryaka extends to China.
March 27, 2018
Public cloud computing is driving more interest in the SD-WAN market as IT departments look to streamline management of network traffic leaving the data center.
March 14, 2018
The Open Networking Foundation formed Stratum, an open source networking project intended to create more interoperability among white box switches and network operating systems.
January 08, 2018
Microsoft's acquisition of Avere Systems addresses a shortcoming in Azure storage services and could help steal some business from AWS and GCP.
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Software-defined networking can help plug security holes and minimize microsegmentation management tasks; it's worth a look for companies that haven't virtualized their networks yet. Continue Reading
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