SDN for the Global Enterprise


For many in the enterprise, their relationship with their WAN carriers has been an opaque, long lead time, inflexible experience, looking at the WAN as a big, dumb pipe.  With the advent of NetBond, AT&T has taken a bold step in putting the enterprise "user" in control of their own, private channel between two points on the MPLS cloud.  In effect, turning what is often a set of static MPLS…

Industrializing Application Modernization


One of the things that I have learned and is a  substantial challenge for enterprise technologists, is the exceedingly large estate of legacy applications, that lock a treasure of enterprise information and process deep inside.  The sad truth is that these legacy applications are costing more to operate than ever before because of license burden, infrastructure expenses, ever more rare skill sets, and even middleware and consultants that are needed…

AT&T and CSC join forces in “Journey to the Networked-Enterprise Cloud”


CSC & AT&T Announce Global Alliance CSC has been a recognized leader in Cloud Computing for the past 2 years with a key focus on Enterprise Clouds [Gartner 2011, Gartner 2012, Gartner 2013???].  CSC's focus on the enterprise, has enabled us to make great strides in helping our customers along the "journey to the Cloud".  As testimony to the growing maturity, over the past 8 months, we seen a change…

Information Era – Business Performance through Big Data Mining


In this article: "Mining of Raw Data May Bring New Productivity, a Study Says - NYTimes" the NYTimes re-inforces one of the key points that EMC has made during the acquisitions of Greenplum, Isilon and most recently at EMC World: "Where Clouds Meet Big Data". It seems like the analysts are catching up to one of my key theses: "Since Big Data is created in the cloud, it needs to…

Routable IB for the Long Haul


Finally.... (thanks John Walton for the heads up) Longbow XR allows arbitrarily distant InfiniBand fabrics to communicate at full bandwidth through 10Gbits/s Wide Area Networks. The WAN connection is managed out of band, and except for flight time induced latency is transparent to the InfiniBand hardware, stacks, operating systems and applications. XR achieves flow control by shaping WAN traffic and managing buffer credits to ensure extremely high efficiency bulk data…

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