Posts about Enterprise Networks

The power of network functions virtualization (NFV) and universal CPE (uCPE) is openness and choice. But with that choice comes the work of integration and testing. At ADVA, we’re proud to partner with IBM in bringing pre-validated solutions to IBM’s telco and enterprise clients. Now they can get the benefits of choice and the industry’s top suppliers, all orchestrated by IBM’s solutions – and without the headache of assembling components. What does that mean for IBM’s clients in the real world? Let’s take a closer look ...

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The enterprise’s insatiable demand for bandwidth shows no signs of letting up any time soon. In fact, if current trends continue, it’s about to expand dramatically both inside the data center and on wide area infrastructure. But adding bandwidth is not simply a matter of widening the pipe. More bandwidth means more complexity, faster throughput and improved layering and segmentation to accommodate workloads of various types and sizes. And it all has to be done with an eye toward the future so you don’t end up repeating the process a few short years from now ...

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If things work out the way proponents hope, software-defined WANs will make tying corporate locations together far more efficient, increase functionality and reduce costs. SD-WANs are an implementation of software-defined networks. Today, network elements are purpose-built physical devices. If a company wants a firewall to protect an office, it calls a service provider or carrier who sends out a guy – it always was a guy – with a firewall in a truck. He deploys it into the network ...

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A seismic shift is underway in enterprise data centers. SCSI-based, all-flash and hybrid arrays are becoming mainstream in the new generation of software-defined data centers. This is driving enterprise and cloud storage to new levels of performance and causing a reassessment of performance bottlenecks. Recently, non-volatile memory express (NVMe), a PCI Express (PCIe) standard that is purpose-built for solid-state PCIe modules in servers, has emerged as a new high-performance interface for server-attached flash ...

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