A practical approach to validating Virtualized Networks enabled through SDN and NFV

| April 14, 2019

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The technology landscape has evolved radically in the last few years and virtualization has been a godsend to organizations that are looking to drive down their capital and operational expenses while being able to respond to market needs much faster. Interestingly though, while Computing and Storage have progressed leaps and bounds by tapping into the potential of Virtualization, it is only now that Networking seems to be catching on in a major way. Owing to the massive growth in user traffic due to ubiquitous ‘digital transformation’ occurring across various industries, global communications service providers are buckling up to improve customer experience by addressing this demand for data with large scale investments in network scalability.

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IT modernisation series – Rancher Labs: Kubernetes is a catalyst

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Official Opening of US Signal’s New Greater Detroit Data Center

Article | February 18, 2020

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Best Practices for vSphere 6.7 Tagging

Article | February 13, 2020

vSphere Tags were introduced in version 5.1 as a way to organize inventory objects such as VMs, Hosts, Datastores, etc., a much-needed feature for helping search for or group objects within vSphere. A Tag is basically a label that can be applied to vSphere inventory objects. When an administrator creates a tag, it is then assigned to a tag category. Categories allow the grouping of related tags. When a Category is created, you can specify associations of object types (such as; VM or Datastore) as well as whether more than one tag in a category can be applied to an object (ex; One Tag or Many Tags).

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Cisco and Microsoft partner on cloud IoT stuff

Article | March 5, 2020

The move was announced in a Microsoft blog, which somehow resisted the urge to use the term ‘end-to-end’ a lot. The thinking is that Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform is great at the datacenter end of things and Cisco is pretty hot at the edge. Industries increasingly want a bit of both from their IoT so this partnership has been created to provide that.Using software-based intelligence pre-loaded onto Cisco IoT network devices, telemetry data pipelines from industry-standard protocols like OPC-Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) and Modbus can be easily established using a friendly UI directly into Azure IoT Hub,” explains the blog, “Additional telemetry processing is also supported by Cisco through local scripts developed in Microsoft Visual Studio, where filtered data can also be uploaded directly into Azure IoT Hub. This collaboration provides customers with a fully integrated solution that will give access to powerful design tools, global connectivity, advance analytics, and cognitive services for analyzing IoT data.

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