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Networking Your Nutanix Enterprise Cloud To Scale

Leaf-Spine Architecture with Mellanox Networking Builds Scalable and Efficient Infrastructure Your enterprise cloud on the hyper-converged platform is built to scale. As you grow your business with more customers and new services, your enterprise cloud has to meet your business needs for both today and the future. Can your current network infrastructure also scale efficiently […]

2017 Prediction – Networking will take Clouds to New Levels of Efficiency

At the dawn of the 21st century, and in order to meet the market demand, data center architects started to move away from the traditional scale-up architecture, which suffered from a limited and expensive scalability, to a scale-out architecture. Looking backward, it was the right direction to take, since that the ongoing growth of data […]

How to Get 100G Performance Out of Your 100GbE SDN

The high bandwidth requirements of modern data centers are driven by the demands of business applications, data explosion, and the much faster storage devices available today. For example, to utilize a 100GbE link, you needed 250 hard drives in the past, while today, you need only three NVMe SSDs. After investing in the most advanced […]

Tough Choices No More, at Least for SDN

It is great to have choices, but making decisions is hard, especially when none of the choices seems perfect; they all have their pros and cons. As the 2016 presidential election time draws near, many Americans are reminded of tough decision making that comes as part of the political freedom and democracy. And across the […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 3

Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 1 and Part 2.   In part II of this SDN blog series, Innovations that can Move SDN from Depths of Disillusionment to Peak of Enlightenment, I discussed some of the technologies that can significantly improve total infrastructure efficiency, operational simplicity and deployment flexibility. In this blog, I […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 2

Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 1 and Part 3.   Part 2: Innovations that can Move SDN from Depths of Disillusionment to Peak of Enlightenment In Part I of this SDN blog series, The -State-of-the-SDN Art, I reviewed the mainstream SDN deployments models and discussed the pros and cons of each model. In […]

Software Defined Networking, Done Right

Read Software Defined Networking, Done Right Part 2 and Part 3.   Part 1: The State of the SDN Art Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a revolutionary approach to designing, building and operating networks that aims to deliver business agility in addition to lowering capital and operational costs through network abstraction, virtualization and orchestration. Conceptually, SDN […]

ConnectX-3 Pro Hardware Offload Engines

ConnectX-3 Pro,  a new addition to the ConnectX-3 family, is showing significant CPU overhead reduction and performance improvement while running NVGRE, dramatically improving ROI for cloud providers by reducing the application running cost. We conducted initial tests to measure the performance improvements and the CPU overhead reduction while utilizing the ConnectX-3 Pro NVGRE hardware offload […]