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Recent ESG research revealed that most organizations it surveyed are embracing the concept of the private cloud and are about to or have deployed some sort of private cloud:

  • 33% employ a basic internal cloud
  • 46% report using an advanced internal cloud
  • 20% selected a complete IT-as-a-service operating model

So, what does this mean for networking? The adoption of the private cloud has opened the door to hyperconverged solutions, including Plexxi’s hyperconverged network – Plexxi HCNTM. ESG just published a review of Plexxi HCN. In the review, ESG stated:

Enterprises looking to take advantage of the latest innovations in cloud infrastructures to build highly reliable, resilient, maintainable, and programmable network infrastructures to support hyperconverged infrastructures and the software-defined data center would be smart to take a close look at Plexxi’s network infrastructure solutions.

You can read the full review here.

Below please find a few of our top picks for our favorite news articles of the week.

Network World: Is your network ready for the Internet of Things?
By Bob Violino
Buying into IoT comes with a wealth of benefits, but adopting heavy use of the internet of things means more than plugging in devices and waiting for the data to pour in; it means modifying network infrastructure to accommodate them. This is not a trivial consideration. If the network doesn’t adequately support all aspects of IoT, a company may be unable to take advantage of all that data and will fail to realize the return on investment it was hoping for.

RCR Wireless News: How SDN is shaping future human and machine partnerships
By Nathan Cranford
According to a recent Dell Technologies report, software-defined networking (SDN) is poised to play a pivotal role in future partnerships between humans and machines. Dell collaborated with the Institute for the Future (IFTF) to investigate the impact budding technologies enabled by SDN, including artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and cloud computing, will have on society over the next decade. The researchers believe humans will take on the role of “digital conductors” in managing these technologies by 2030.

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