Category: Infrastructure

Your infrastructure still needs work, even if you move every asset to the cloud. You still need a company network and maybe even some local storage server(s) to handle the basic office workload. Managing infrastructure and choosing the right solution for your office, or even for your own datacenter, requires the right information.

Many companies still operate at least two infrastructures: the first one is their office network, the second one is their datacenter. Within the new cloud era, maybe one of them will disappear, but you cannot replace all your infrastructure. At the other end, maybe a new infrastructure will take its place, if you are moving into the Internet of Things for example.

Enterprise Storage

If you have a lot of data that needs to be available fast or if you need fast storage in your datacenter you cannot do this without an enterprise storage solution: solutions Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, NetApp, Nutanix and many others can offer you. However, how do you pick the right one?

Servers

Running your own datacenter is still a common use case. In the future, many big IT vendors, like AWS, expect that companies will limit their own datacenters to a minimum, but before that, it just is a fact that you need servers. Servers that can carry your workload and if its possible, more intelligent server that can be combined. For example, a hyper-converged infrastructure that can be extended when you need more resources, instead of buying plain old servers. Companies want a more intelligent, maybe even a leased datacenter solution, or a completely autonomous datacenter which is virtualised by VMware.

Network

Managing your own infrastructure is only possible with a high-quality network. Putting a switch between a couple of servers and plugging in the network cable is easy. However, that’s yesterdays innovation. You want a software-defined network, where you can easily manage all devices that are connected to your network, and where you can manage who is allowed to talk to who. This ensures that security is implemented at the highest level.

IoT

Within many infrastructures a new innovation will come in, maybe it already is in place or maybe its on the way. The Internet of Things will connect devices to the internet which never had a connection in the past. So, they can be monitored or managed remotely. For example, industry machines get connected or sensors are being added to legacy devices to monitor them more frequently. In some markets, the IoT will revolutionise the way business is being done. In agriculture, crops can grow much faster by optimising the complete process. Sensors are added to the soil and continuously measure what can be done to improve conditions.

Ciena adds Adaptive IP and coherent optics to Packet Networking

Ciena adds Adaptive IP and coherent optics to Packet Networking

Ciena, a provider of network systems, services and software, has added Adaptive IP capabilities, coherent optics and dedicated hardware platforms to its Packet Networking portfolio. This allows service providers to use 5G, further glazing related Next-Generation Cable MSO Access and Business Service... Read more

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Lancom optimizes VPN gateway portfolio

Lancom optimizes VPN gateway portfolio

Lancom is expanding its portfolio of corporate gateways with two VPN gateways, the ISG-4000 and the ISG-1000. According to the manufacturer, these gateways should be particularly effective within medium to large IP networks that support different services. According to the German manufacturer, the ... Read more

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Red Hat optimizes its Enterprise Linux platform

Red Hat optimizes its Enterprise Linux platform

Red Hat's new version of its enterprise open source Enterprise Linux platform is designed to help businesses and organizations better manage workloads across a variety of cloud environments. These are public, hybrid and multicloud environments, as well as bare-metal environments. As if the recent ac... Read more

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Google adds more machine learning features to Firebase

Google has added new features to its Firebase development framework for mobile and web applications. This should make it more attractive for users of large enterprises, says Silicon Angle. Firebase was launched in 2014 with the aim of being a complete platform for creating apps that can run on the G... Read more

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Red Hat staff worried about IBM takeover, but not company summit

Red Hat staff worried about IBM takeover, but not company summit

When it was announced earlier today that IBM intended to acquire Red Hat, it was received with some scepticism. The management was happy with it, but the staff were certainly not. Today, Red Hat's management is responding in an extensive report on the takeover. Everything seems to be aimed at reassu... Read more

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