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Automation through workflow state

July 28th, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

The benefits of automation are well understood: more agile service provisioning, faster time to insight when there are issues, and a reduction in human error as manual interaction is reduced. Much of the premise behind long-term SDN architectural advantages is steeped in the hope that SDN will help enable and ultimately promote automation. But while […]

Plexxi Pulse—SDN Edges into Federal Agencies

July 25th, 2014 | Mat Mathews | No Comments

As SDN gains traction within the private sector we are also seeing federal agencies adopt it as they identify the need for network infrastructure changes. While it may be instinctual to say ‘yes’  to upgrading the network to include every new additional feature offered, especially when managing large amounts of traffic, focusing on simplicity and […]

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What is 25 Gigabit Ethernet and why would you want it?

July 24th, 2014 | Marten Terpstra | 2 Comments

In the past few weeks you may have seen several press releases and articles talking about 25 Gbit Ethernet. Just when you got used to ethernet speeds being a nice decimal based system where we simply add zeros every few years, someone threw in 40GbE a few years ago. And that’s ok, powers of two […]

Scaling Big Data fabrics

July 23rd, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

When people talk about Big Data, the emphasis is usually on the Big. Certainly, Big Data applications are distributed largely because the size of the data on which computations are executed warrants more than a typical application can handle. But scaling the network that provides connectivity between Big Data nodes is not just about creating […]

Scenario planning for first-line managers

July 22nd, 2014 | mike.bushong | No Comments

A common meme in the strategic planning world is that there is no one pre-determined future. The objective in strategic planning is not to forecast a single outcome but rather to identify a number of possible outcomes. Preparedness comes in having thought through multiple possible end states, and agility comes from the ability to quickly […]

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