Category: Architecture/Engineering

IaaS, EaaS, PaaS, and DevOps – Good for Absolutely Everything

Recently, I have had a lot of discussion with customers and colleagues around IaaS, EaaS, PaaS, and DevOps. In these conversations, it has been clear that there is little clarity on what each of these are and how they can be paired or integrated. The items below are not listed in any particular order and are all essential elements to improving speed & agility in your application delivery pipeline and to reducing cost related to management and support activities.

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Juniper Networks Expands Spotlight Secure to Stop Advanced Malware and Emerging Threats

SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 9, 2014) – Juniper Networks (NYSEJNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today announced new advancements in its security capabilities that extend the Juniper Networks® Spotlight Secure threat intelligence platform and link it with firewall policies in Juniper Networks SRX Series Services Gateways

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Cisco and Red Hat Unveil Integrated Infrastructure Solution for OpenStack

Cisco and Red Hat announced a new integrated infrastructure solution for OpenStack-based cloud deployments. Integrated infrastructure combines server, networking, storage and management software.

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NSA Exploring Use of Mineral Oil to Cool its Servers

Security secrets may soon be stored on swimming servers. The National Security Agency has been testing the use of immersion cooling for its massive data centers, dunking servers in tanks of a coolant fluid similar to mineral oil. The agency says the technology has the potential to slash cooling costs.

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Enabling Alternating Phase Power Distribution at the Data Center Rack Layer

The modern data center is a complex engine processing the world’s most complex workloads. Industry and user trends are indicating that reliance on data center resources will only continue to grow. This means that requirements around efficiency and rack-level density will grow as well.

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VMware Boosts HP and VCE Partnerships to Grow Software Defined Data Centers and Hybrid Clouds

VMware began its 2014 VMworld conference last Sunday with a day dedicated to partners, placing HP and VCE in the spotlight with expanded partnerships. The partnerships aim to speed adoption of the software defined data center and hybrid clouds.

The announcements highlight refreshed strategies for integration with new VMware product offerings and empowering businesses with open, secure and agile software-defined technologies.

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Improving Security & Technological Flexibility for Federal Government Customers

In our work with customers across the federal government landscape, we often come across challenges that highlight the complex nature of carrying out an IT strategy in the federal space. Our customers in the public sector must navigate security, compliance, and regulatory requirements that necessitate a consultative, case-by-case approach to solution implementation.

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The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

A good disaster recovery (DR) plan is like insurance.  Companies hope they will never have to use it. But what happens when a natural or human-induced disaster occurs?  Can the business recover operations in a reasonable time, if at all?  And what is the economic impact when they do?

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Moving toward a software-defined data center with Open Networking

With the proliferation of virtualization throughout the data center with servers, storage and desktops, now is the time to tackle the last part – the network.

The software-defined data center of the future is coming and Dell’s Open Networking solutions will play a big part of the networking abstraction and automation. 

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Juniper Networks Introduces Highly-Available Campus Distribution Switch for High-Performance and Reliable Access to Cloud Applications

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