Category Archives: Virtualization

Converging On the Hyper-converged Infrastructure

The world is converging these days.   On tour with Nutanix at their .NEXT events, I just spent the past few weeks hopping from one city to another, and I got myself a serious case of travel vertigo. Whether I was in Beijing, or Tokyo, or Vegas, I kept hearing the word ‘hyper-converged’ being bandied […]

Why Does Next-Gen Video Studio need Ethernet Infrastructure? Catching Pokémon in Containers with Mellanox Switches

What does Pokémon Go and Containers have in common? Let’s find out – but first, a little introduction. Pokémon Go is a gaming app that uses geolocation and augmented reality (AR). For those very few who don’t know about this game, the objective is to find a Pokémon and capture them in a PokéBall. When […]

Mellanox RoCE’d Las Vegas at VMWorld 2016

Mellanox accelerated the speed of data in the virtualized data center from 10G to new heights of 25G at VMWorld 2016 which was held in Las Vegas Aug. 29 – Sept. 1st at the Mandalay Bay.   The big news at the show revolved around Mellanox’s announcement regarding the integration of its software driver support […]

The Drive for 25: HPE Introduces New 25GbE NICs

At the Discover Conference earlier this month, HPE introduced exciting new 25G networking technology in their “Drive for 25” including dual-port 25GbE adapters, in both mezzanine and stand-up PCIe card form factors. These new adapters — based on the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx silicon — enable cloud and enterprise customers to improve network performance and efficiency […]

Mellanox Takes Home “Outstanding Components Vendor” Award

Unlike Leonardo DiCaprio, who finally won his first Oscar in 2016 for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations, Mellanox Technologies took home the title of “Outstanding Components Vendor” in the Light Reading 2016 Leading Lights Awards with our FIRST TRY. This award is given to the components vendor that stands out from its competitors, […]

OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack cloud software. Held every six months, the conference schedule rotates based on the OpenStack software release cycle.  This week, the summit is being held in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. The summit started yesterday and we had two successful […]

Set VMware vMotion into Fast Motion over High-Speed Interconnect

Virtual Machine (VM) live migration is an important feature to enhance the high availability of applications, guarantee quality of service, and simplify infrastructure maintenance operations. Specifically, it can help to:   Automatically optimize VMs within resource pools to ensure that VM resource requirements are met, minimizing unexpected downtime. Perform hardware maintenance without scheduling downtime or […]

QCT’s Cloud Solution Center – Innovative Hyper Converged Solution at Work

On Tuesday, October 6, QCT opened its Cloud Solution Center located within QCT’s new U.S. corporate headquarters in San Jose. The new facility is designed to test and demonstrate modern cloud datacenter solutions that have been jointly developed by QCT and it’s technology partners. Among the demonstrated solutions, there was an innovative VDI deployment that […]

Ethernet That Delivers: VMworld 2015

Just one more week to go before VMworld 2015 begins at Moscone Center in San Francisco. VMworld is the go-to event where business and technical decision makers converge.  In recent years, this week-long conference has become the major virtualization technologies event, and this year is expected to be the biggest ever.   We are thrilled […]

From Network Function Virtualization to Network Function Cloudification: Secrets to VNF Elasticity

According to a recent survey done by Light Reading, SDN/NFV was ahead of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) and gained the honor of being the hottest topic at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Why are people so enthused about SDN and NFV? Two key things: Agility and Elasticity. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) […]