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Dell Opens Datacenter Networking with Cumulus Deal

Last year, T-Mobile shook up the mobile phone market by decoupling the smartphone from the plan, shining a light onto a dirty secret of the industry – a pricing and integration model was designed to lock customers and profit in. In the same way, Dell is shaking up the networking market, a stable market that loathes change …

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POSITION PAPER: Dell Opens Datacenter Networking with Cumulus Networks

Highlights of the Dell – Cumulus Joint Announcement on 1/28/14 Dell and Cumulus Networks are partnering to enable the Cumulus Linux network operating system to be integrated on Dell Networking S4810 and S6000 switches Dell is the first major networking vendor to offer a pre-installed Cumulus solution alongside its own networking operating system – straight …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Dell EMC Networking Strategy

Dell EMC holds a substantial portion of the enterprise IT market. The combined entity has a commanding lead in enterprise storage as well as a top spot in server shipments. To bridge these two islands of technology, the company offers many connectivity options for the wide range of workloads where Dell EMC provides solutions. Dell EMC delivers its own …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Open Networking Leads Digital Transformation

Companies see digital transformation as a way to help them accelerate their business by leveraging mobility, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data analytics, and social media to drive better insight and speed decision making. But before they can transform their businesses, they need to transform  their network first, because traditional network architectures hamper digital transformation instead of propelling …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Apstra’s AOS: Distributed Network OS

Networks today are struggling under the weight of 25 years of proprietary technology and manual processes. Customers either have been tied down to a single vendor in order to ensure interoperability or have been forced into integrating and maintaining multiple vendors’ equipment on their own, with plenty of headaches and finger pointing when things do not run as anticipated. …

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Open Networking Brings Benefits That Traditional Networking Can’t

For years, networking switches and other equipment was purchased as a “black box”. Hardware was tightly coupled with the software that was needed to run it, all coming from a single vendor. This meant that the products from companies like Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent and other networking suppliers were much easier for the vendors …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Open Networking Continues Momentum

Technology has fueled much of the business acceleration in recent years, but in many cases it is also holding businesses back. In today’s data-driven world, companies are finding that to be competitive they must move quickly, maneuver ahead of the competition, and use information to help them stay ahead. Unfortunately, as many find, being that adept and agile might …

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The Collision Of Open Source, Open Networking, And SDN

Open source is well understood in the software world, as it has helped accelerate IT and bring business advantages by accelerating new solutions and lowering costs—especially around cloud computing. Open networking and software-defined networking (SDN) both promise to bring the benefits of open source to the world of networking, but is this something that your …

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IoT, Mobility, And SDN Are Changing Your Network, Are You Ready?

Networks have been pretty bland and generic for the past 20 years. There has been innovation, but it has been more about playing to existing themes and less about the disruption that we have seen in servers, storage, and even datacenters. But new workloads and data patterns will challenge companies like Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, …

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Open Networking: Even The Most Conservative Enterprise Analysts Can’t Ignore It

Over the past two years my firm has been very vocal about the trend towards “open networking“. It threatens to unlock the vertical network stacks that companies like Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, and Arista Networks were very successful with the past two decades. I give credit to the companies listed above who are slowly moving towards SDN (software-defined networking), …

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RESEARCH BRIEF: Fifty Shades of Open Networking

Most networking vendors are getting on the “open networking” bandwagon, but unfortunately many appear to be approaching it defensively with a foot in both the proprietary and open camps. They see open networking as a hedge against a market that is pushing towards more openness, while they hope to keep selling proprietary products. The continuum of offerings …

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Cisco Systems Ekes Out an Earnings Win, Disappoints On Forecast

Cisco Systems has successfully managed to meet investors’ expectations while simultaneously beating Wall Street’s estimates for fiscal Q1 2015. Analysts had expected Cisco Systems’ non-GAAP EPS to be flat at $0.53 and revenue to be $12.2 billion, while Cisco Systems reported a non-GAAP earnings of $0.54 and revenue of $12.2 billion. While this is technically …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Is Dell Driving the Open Future of Networking?

While enterprise computing and storage have both gone through a standardization metamorphosis, enterprise networking has lagged. Enterprise networking remains one of the few areas of proprietary vertical integration in IT. But the need for businesses to move faster and be more agile is putting pressure on IT to adjust to strategies that will help their businesses …

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