In the third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012 – 2017) issued recently, Cisco forecasts that global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data centre traffic, is expected to grow more than fourfold – a 35% combined annual growth rate (CAGR) – from 1.2 zettabytes of annual traffic in 2012 to 5.3 zettabytes by 2017.
Brocade has announced a new network virtualisation gateway based on its VCS Fabric technology that it said would enable customers to bridge logical networks with physical resources to provide a unified data centre architecture.
Avaya has announced its Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) framework, which it said was designed to deliver productivity, agility and time-to-service enhancements to businesses operating highly virtualised data centres.
Global intelligent Power Distribution Unit (PDU) manufacturer Enlogic has announced its first OEM (original equipment manufacturing) partnership, with SJ Manufacturing’s Malaysian facility.
Google, IBM, Mellanox, NVIDIA and Tyan have announced plans to form the OpenPOWER Consortium that would deliver more choice, control and flexibility to developers of next-generation, hyperscale and cloud data centres, based on IBM's POWER microprocessor architecture.
As CIOs look to converged infrastructure solutions deliver IT services, maximise data centre efficiency and strengthen IT service quality, there are some issues they would need to consider, writes KT Ong of Dell.
Seagate Technology has unveiled two new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs) it said were optimised for emerging cloud infrastructures and large scale data centres: The Seagate Terascale HDD (pic) and the Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd has launched its 13500 unit, the first in a new line of 13000 appliances designed specifically to expand the company's data centre network security offerings.
Global relief, development and advocacy organisation World Vision International has succeeded in cutting its data centre network operating costs by 40% following the implementation of an Ethernet fabric-based network infrastructure from Brocade.
Trend Micro Inc has announced the latest version of its server security platform designed to provide server, application and data security across physical, virtual and cloud environments.