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What is intent-based networking?

Cisco this week jumped head-first into the intent-based networking market, saying the technology that uses machine learning and advanced automation to control networks could be a “paradigm” shift in how networks are managed. But what exactly is intent-based networking?

Written by Brandon Butler24 June 17 02:14

Why Cisco’s new intent-based networking could be a big deal

Cisco has announced hardware and software capabilities that use machine learning to provide advanced network automation The system allows users to express policies and includes a software platform that executes the policies and maintains the desired state of the network.

Written by Brandon Butler22 June 17 01:48

Deep dive on AWS vs. Azure vs. Google cloud storage options

In reality, the world of cloud storage has many facets to consider. Each of the three major public IaaS cloud vendors – Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform – have a variety of storage options and in some cases complicated schemes for how much it costs.

Written by Brandon Butler25 April 17 04:18

Amazon releases Chime, a new cloud-based UCaaS

Taking on incumbents like Cisco, Avaya, Microsoft and Google, Amazon today announced Chime, a cloud-based unified communications as a service application that the company says brings a fresh approach to online conference calls and meetings.

Written by Brandon Butler15 Feb. 17 06:11

10 must-watch IaaS cloud trends for 2017

Adoption of public cloud resources is growing faster than the virtualization market did in the early 2000s, driven by a series of use cases ideally suited for on-demand, elastic infrastructure. 2017 will be a year of continued enterprise adoption, driven by 10 these trends.

Written by Brandon Butler20 Dec. 16 00:36

How to compare cloud costs between Amazon, Microsoft and Google

Comparing cloud prices between AWS, Azure and Google is not as straightforward as comparing one Cyber Monday deal to another. Cloud pricing is a complicated science. But if you know how to work the system, there are ways to save money.

Written by Brandon Butler30 Nov. 16 00:26

Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

It’s a debate that’s raged on for years: Which is cheaper, public or private clouds? A new report from 451 Research finds that two of the most critical factors that influence the cost of a public versus a private cloud deployment are an organization’s ability to efficiently manage infrastructure and utilization of hardware resources.

Written by Brandon Butler20 Oct. 16 04:06

What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor

Cloud revenues are increasing while traditional hardware vendors are either entrenching in their legacy strategies, expanding to new markets or transforming themselves. A new report from Forrester has advice about what enterprise buyers need to do in these tumultuous times.

Written by Brandon Butler07 Sept. 16 07:05

How tech’s all-stars are playing the Olympics

Athletes will not be the only ones going for gold at the Olympics in Rio. Some of the biggest names in technology – from Cisco to Microsoft, HPE/Aruba and Google - have played a vital role in supplying back-end network technology for the games, and helping to deliver content to attendees and spectators around the world.

Written by Brandon Butler04 Aug. 16 01:36

A look at Oracle’s 10 biggest acquisitions

Larry Ellison isn’t afraid to make big splashes in the M&A market. This week’s purchase of SaaS/ERP platform NetSuite is the second largest in company history. Here’s a look back at some of Oracle’s other big deals.

Written by Brandon Butler29 July 16 07:34

Dropbox aims for enterprise with new team and IT admin features

Continuing its effort to better appeal to enterprise users, Dropbox today announced a series of new features aimed at making its cloud-based storage and collaboration platform easier for teams of workers to use and IT administrators to centrally control.

Written by Brandon Butler28 July 16 04:53

4 tips for buying cloud management software

Managing hybrid clouds can be a challenge given that virtual machines and storage are running in two different environments simultaneously. A crowded industry of cloud management platforms (CMPs) has emerged to help. Here are four tips from a Gartner analyst to consider before buying cloud management software.

Written by Brandon Butler08 July 16 04:15

Why Brexit could cause data privacy headaches for US companies

The impact of the United Kingdom voting to withdraw from the European Union could have far-reaching implications for international companies who experts say may need to rethink their data management policies as the move could create a network of disparate data sovereignty laws across Europe.

Written by Brandon Butler29 June 16 04:03

In IoT’s early days, challenges, opportunities revealed

IDC predicts the Internet of Things could be a $1.7 trillion market by 2020. But as of now, the challenges of deploying an IoT use case outweigh the potential opportunities for many companies.

Written by Brandon Butler10 June 16 06:12