Big Switch Networks Extends VMware Visibility, Adds Mesosphere Support

Big Switch Networks presented an vast array of products at Networking Field Day last month. Drew Conry-Murray was there, and he wrote up a look at their Big Cloud Fabric, the company’s SDN software for data centers. In its 4.0 version, Big Cloud now supports vSAN storage in vSphere, continuing the solutions tight VMware integration. It also supports a variety of orchestration platforms, including OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Mesosphere. In this new version, Big Cloud Fabric continues to refine and fill out its offering.


Cumulus Networks Walks A Fine Line With New Switch Hardware

Drew Conry-Murray looks at the implications of Cumulus Networks announcement of Cumulus Express. This is a program whereby Cumulus will sell switch hardware with their Cumulus Linux distribution pre-installed. Drew found it a little surprising that a company that made its name pitching disaggregation would take the approach. He reviews what they’re offering in the product line, and how recent announcements from hardware vendors could use their switch operating system.


Barefoot Networks Announces First Switches With Programmable Tofino Chip

Barefoot Networks made a big announcement prior to their presentation at Networking Field Day this week, new programmable networking switches using Tofino silicon! Delegate Drew Conry-Murray reviews the what the switch will be offering, including 32 and 64-port 100 GbE models, available in Q1. We’re looking forward to learning more about them, and to Barefoot Networks’ presentation at Networking Field Day!


Netwrix Adds Support For Office 365, Oracle To Audit User Permissions

Drew Conry-Murray gives you an update on the latest 8.5 release of Netwrix Auditor. Auditor offers the ability to track and configure users and administrator permissions for various business services. The 8.5 update now supports Oracle databases and Microsoft cloud services. Drew thinks of this as operation vegetables: maybe not your favorite, but essential for healthy operations.


Startup Radar: ZeroStack Streamlines OpenStack For Private Clouds

Drew Conry-Murray gives a look at what ZeroStack is providing. Simply put, they’re offering an OpenStack based private cloud software solution that’s easy to deploy and configure. ZeroStack supports both their own 2U units, or servers that an organization has in house. Overall, Drew thinks the market for these kind of solutions is still open enough for ZeroStack to really make an impact. Perhaps the biggest appeal, ZeroStack is saying you don’t need to be an OpenStack expert to operate their solution. That certainly lowers the barrier to entry for a lot of enterprise customers.


Startup Radar: Igneous Systems Blends On-Prem Hyperconvergence With Cloud Management

Startup Radar: Igneous Systems Blends On-Prem Hyperconvergence With Cloud Management


New CloudPhysics Calculator Compares VM Costs For Public, Private Clouds

New CloudPhysics Calculator Compares VM Costs For Public, Private Clouds


CloudPhysics Fishes Data Lakes For IT Insights

CloudPhysics Fishes Data Lakes For IT Insights


Comtrade Software Lets You Monitor Nutanix Via Microsoft SCOM

Comtrade Software Lets You Monitor Nutanix Via Microsoft SCOM


Tech Field Day Goes To 11

Tech Field Day Goes To 11


Intel’s Network Ambitions

Intel’s Network Ambitions


Intel Cloud Day Preview

Intel Cloud Day Preview


SD-WAN Startup Versa Touts Multitenancy, Scalability To Stand Out

SD-WAN Startup Versa Touts Multitenancy, Scalability To Stand Out


Live Blogging ONUG Fall 2015 Conference

Live Blogging ONUG Fall 2015 Conference


Open Networking: Something To Prove

Open Networking: Something To Prove


ONUG And Tech Field Day: A Preview

ONUG And Tech Field Day: A Preview


Big Switch Takes A Risk With Innovative SDN Pricing

Big Switch Takes A Risk With Innovative SDN Pricing


Arista EOS: Benefits & Challenges Of A Single OS

Arista EOS: Benefits & Challenges Of A Single OS


Just How Big Is The SD-WAN Market? And Should We Care?

Just How Big Is The SD-WAN Market? And Should We Care?


Startup Radar: Rubrik Rethinks VM Backups

Startup Radar: Rubrik Rethinks VM Backups