Build a Scalable Storage Infrastructure with Cisco UCS and Cisco Intersight

| July 6, 2019

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Software-defined storage replaces traditional, purpose-built storage. It can be managed as a single platform and automates delivery of services based on built-in intelligence and best practices. The preconfigured, standardized storage components that are typical of today’s software-defined storage solutions deliver many of the same task-specific capabilities as standalone systems. They just use a different approach to get there: a faster, easier, more cost-effective approach that relies on softwarebased specialization and automation to meet different requirements quickly and economically.

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Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT

Arbor Networks is a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks. Arbor’s proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via ATLAS, which enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

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Accelerating 5G vRAN: The Case for GPUs

Article | April 1, 2020

The pace of 5G rollouts in 2019 surpassed expectations, and in 2020 the momentum is only increasing. So far, 5G usage has been predominantly 4G-style mobile broadband (MBB) services driving smartphone traffic growth. By the end of 2019, global mobile data traffic was around 40 exabytes (EB) per month and by 2025 we expect 160 EB, with video-related streaming accounting for about three-quarters of the total. Beyond MBB, 5G will allow service providers to address more of the IT value chain as they accommodate and enable an emerging range of enterprise applications and services. What will it take to spur this next wave of 5G across a broad spectrum of use-cases? RAN virtualization is a key element to the story of 5G reaching beyond MBB.

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Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5U3 Released With Better ARM 64-Bit Support

Article | April 1, 2020

The Oracle Linux team has released Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 3 as the newest version of their optimized downstream Linux kernel catering to cloud workloads. Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R5 Update 3 is based off the Linux 4.14.35 upstream kernel but with extra patches atop. The focus for R5 Update 3 is on offering better 64-bit ARM (AArch64) architecture support, on-demand paging support, an XFS file-system deadlock fix, virtualization updates, and various driver updates back-ported to the kernel. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel continues to offer full user-space compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux for which Oracle Linux continues to be based.

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vSphere 7 – Announcing General Availability of the New Generation of vSphere

Article | April 1, 2020

VMware vSphere 7, the new generation of vSphere, is now generally available. This major new release brings a massive improvement in the work experience of vSphere administrators, folks who are responsible for the security, performance, and resiliency of the infrastructure and applications that provide all the key services to their organizations. The purpose of this major release from vSphere is two-fold. The first is to embed containers and Kubernetes into vSphere, unifying them with virtual machines as first class citizens. This enables all vSphere administrators to become Kubernetes administrators and easily deliver new services to their developers. More on this in part two of this blog post, when vSphere 7 with Kubernetes becomes available as part of VMware Cloud Foundation 4. If you’re interested in vSphere 7 with Kubernetes, please visit the VMware Cloud Foundation blog site to learn more.

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Virtualizing Broadband Networks: Q&A with Tom Cloonan and David Grubb

Article | April 1, 2020

The future of broadband networks is fast, pervasive, reliable, and increasingly, virtual. Dell’Oro predicts that virtual CMTS/CCAP revenue will grow from $90 million in 2019 to $418 million worldwide in 2024. While network virtualization is still in its earliest stages of deployment, many operators have begun building their strategy for virtualizing one or more components of their broadband networks.

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Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT

Arbor Networks is a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks. Arbor’s proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via ATLAS, which enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

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