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Hyperconverged Infrastructure – Where’s the Network?

Chris Swan, CTO at Cohesive FT, discusses the new EVO:RAIL package launched last week at VMworld. He asks where the network will come into play beside compute and storage in such hyperconverged infrastructure models. One of the big news items from last week’s VMworld was the launch of EVO:RAIL, a ‘hyperconverged infrastructure’ reference design with software from… Read More


Can Facebook’s different take on SDN scale down from hyper?

In his latest exclusive blog for The Stack, Chris Swan reviews Facebook’s announcement of its new switch, Wedge, yet finds the software the more interesting part. Is this hyperscale approach to software defined networking (SDN) likely to have a broader appeal? Facebook have announced their own switch design,  codenamed ‘Wedge’, saying that it’s already being… Read More


Cloud foundry: Keeping traffic isolated

At the heart of software as a service is a multi-tenanted environment but can we be sure those virtual LANs are isolated. One way, according to Chris Swan, the CTO of CohesiveFT, is to use software defined networking because it can replace the priesthood of network operations with a robot and an audit trail. I… Read More



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