With the systems integrators market evolving, IT leaders have the opportunity to tailor their skills to specific verticals and areas of SI specialisation. Which verticals offer the best opportunities for growth and what types of projects will SIs have to specialise in?
Cisco will sell cloud services using Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform, including IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings of Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint.
Cisco posted lower sales and profit in the third quarter but beat its own forecast, signalling that the company is continuing to work against economic and industry challenges following two earlier weak performances.
As a prelude to CNME’s Network World ME Awards 2014, delegates from Dell partnered with CPI to host a roundtable on network virtualisation at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.
In partnership with CNME, delegates from Brocade hosted a roundtable at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March, which gathered a select group of IT leaders from around the region to discuss the future of Software Defined Networking and Ethernet Fabric.
Cisco is this week unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it as a vital component of the company’s new programmable architecture.
Arista Networks today announced two new 100 GbE modules that through open and programmable overlays can achieve VM mobility.
To overcome the rigidity of the traditional data centre network, software-defined networking has emerged as a popular solution, says Taj El Khayat, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, North, West and Central Africa, Riverbed Technology
As Shaygan Kheradpir settles into his role as the new CEO of Juniper Networks, the former Barclay’s COO/CTO is looking to the future.
Dell is teaming up with Red Hat to drive its effort to be a force in the burgeoning area of network function virtualization (NFV) technology, aimed at helping carriers reduce costs and quickly roll out new services.
Ericsson and Ciena have signed a global agreement to develop joint transport solutions for converged IP and optical networks that also use SDN (software-defined networking) features.
Steve Garrison, VP, Marketing, Pica8 examines how NV, NFV and SDN differ and how each moves us down the path toward programmable networks.
New Juniper Networks CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir, seemed to be hitting all the right notes speaking at the company’s RevUp 2014 conference in Las Vegas.
Last April, Microsoft committed to matching Amazon’s Web Services prices for compute, storage and bandwidth.
SDN is a technology that promises to be the next big thing not only for IT organisations and networking vendors, but also for service providers, says Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat
Brocade has said it has sold its network adapter business to QLogic to better focus on data centre fabrics and software defined networking.
Enterprises, cloud providers and carriers all rely on Ethernet. What’s next for this 40-year-old ubiquitous technology?
Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs (wide area networks), in a strike against competitors Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close early this year, weren’t disclosed on Tuesday.
2014 is poised to be an even bigger year for networks in the Middle East, perhaps “the year of the network”, says Shabbir Ahmad, Regional Sales Director – Networking, Dell, EMEA Emerging Markets
Reading the coverage of the recent breach of Adobe passwords, we learned that 1.9 million users used “123456″ as their password. That’s right: out of 38 million cracked passwords, almost two million adults used ones more suited to five-year-olds.
Marcus Jewell, vice president, EMEA at Brocade looks into his crystal ball to outline the top technology trends that Middle East enterprises should watch out for in 2014:
It’s a cold, hard fact that enterprises are putting more strain on their networks now than ever before. On top of this, never before has the risk of downtime been more pertinent―businesses simply can’t afford for their networks to be down, even momentarily, meaning the pressure is on CIOs to ensure that all services are up-and-running all of the time.
Next year will see demonstrable evidence of the Internet of Things, real-time communications on the Web, and SDN-enabled platforms with killer applications for them, says Cisco.
The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of IT management tools has been updated with support for Windows 8.1 device and application management and Office 2013 virtualisation.
Cisco Systems’s third annual Global Cloud Index forecasts that global cloud traffic will more than quadruple, from 1.2 zettabytes in 2012 to 5.3 ZB in 2017. That works out to about 443 exabytes a month, or about 476 billion GB.
Campus networking solutions vendor Brocade has unveiled its ICX 7750 fixed-port, high density 10/40 GbE switch.
Mobile carriers are opposed to the plan for a smartphone ‘kill switch’ that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, claiming that it could be misused by hackers to block critical services.
Enterprises and service providers are looking beyond collections of boxes and toward virtual data centers that are better at growing and changing, and now application services such as security and acceleration are about to fit into that picture as well.
The Agile Switch S12700 uses a fully-programmable switching architecture, and automatic network deployment and management applications.
HP has transformed its position in the networking space from a year ago and is now ready to do the same with Big Data, according to the heads of its Middle East operations.
Upgrading you network from 10G Ethernet to 40G and 100G is not as easy as swapping out switches and line cards.
To meet the demand from the vast amount of traffic streams generated by new innovative cloud services, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announces the release of a new multiple-application card that will support various services concurrently without compromising performance.
Brocade is using GITEX to meet key customers and clients this year, as opposed to simply proclaiming its presence at the show, the company’s EMEA Vice President, Marcus Jewell, said today.
Facebook’s head of network operations has great expectations for software defined networking (SDN), though he may not be relying on commercial hardware vendors to bring SDN to the social networking giant’s own infrastructure.
1) What is the main theme of your presence at GITEX this year? Huawei’s Enterprise Business Group will be the focus at GITEX this year showcasing many of its latest technologies and solutions …
HP and VMware, Inc. announced plans to collaborate to deliver the industry’s first federated network solution, designed to provide customers unified automation of, and visibility into, their physical and virtual data center networks. …
While Windows 8.1 promises many changes from Windows 8, one thing that will remain the same is the price to U.S. consumers.
A brand new network built using free tools sounds great on the face of it, but what are the pitfalls? CNME investigates.
Despite a desire to create open and flexible networks, network managers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that the best way to achieve this is through building an open-source network from scratch, according to Cisco’s Den Sullivan.
Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, recently announced an industry game-changer – a new platform enabling any customer to deliver application delivery controller-as-a-service (ADCaaS) with the Stingray Services Controller.
IT professionals won’t get their hands on Windows 8.1 until October, getting the release at the same time as consumers rather than in advance as has previously been the practice. Windows 8.1 RTM, for …
Apple’s innovation problems were highlighted today when Forbes published its 2013 list of the world’s most innovative companies and ranked Apple at No. 79.
Hoping to generate more apps for its mobile platform, Microsoft has launched an online tool that could allow even non-developers to create new programs for Windows Phone 8. The tool, called Windows Phone App …
On Sunday, Microsoft released a Developer Preview version of IE 11 for Windows 7. Newer doesn’t always equal better, but IE 11 has some power under the hood that business users will benefit from.
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.
The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.