Going Beyond SDN and NFV for WAN

Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:58

by Steve Woo

At the macro level, new innovations in wide area networking (WAN) are being triggered by at least four broad-based trends:

  1. 1. Migration of business-critical applications to the cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.);
  2. Increase in the number and distribution of branch offices, the number of mobil...
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LaCie 2big launches with Thunderbolt technology, new design with RAID for reliability

Wednesday, 11 June 2014 05:56


LaCie, Seagate’s premium brand, announced Tuesday availability of LaCie 2big, its fastest dual-disk RAID solution. Now with Thunderbolt 2 technology, the LaCie 2big delivers speeds of up to 420MB/s, which means zero lag for photographers and action-camera gurus who use Lightroom or Final Cut P...

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Accelerating SAN Storage

Accelerating SAN Storage
by Tony Afshary

The data deluge, with its relentless increase in the volume and velocity of data, has brought renewed focus on an old problem: the enormous performance gap that exists in input and output (I/O) operations between a server’s memory and disk storage. I/O takes a mere 100 nanoseconds for information stored in a server’s memory, whereas I/O to a hard disk drive (HDD) takes about 10 milliseconds — a difference of five orders of magnitude that is having a profound adverse impact on application performance and response times.