Dell fabric switch, SDN controller to help users automate cloud

Dell Inc. has released a new fabric switch and controller for software-defined networking (SDN) which the company said will enable businesses to scale and automate cloud environments. The Dell Z9500 Layer 2/3 switch

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Facebook eyeing silicon photonics for its network

Rapidly ramping network traffic is a big issue for many enterprise organizations and data centre, but for social networking site Facebook which has to deal with more than 1.2 billion active user monthly,

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Intel to release 1.6Tbps cable for data centres

Intel Corp. has partnered with specialty glass company Corning Inc., optical interconnect maker US Conec and other partners to develop a new connector that can move data to and from data centre at

Published on: March 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

High-End Firewall Strategies

Infonetics conducted this survey with key decision makers from organizations of over 1,000 employees that have already deployed high-end firewalls (defined as firewalls that currently support >40G aggregate throughput).

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 IT World Canada Team

Oracle developing marketing software suite from acquisitions

Oracle Corp. is merging marketing software for companies it has recently purchased to develop a unified marketing suite targeted against offerings of and other rivals. Marketing has evolved into a very lucrative

Published on: February 19th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Peer 1 Hosting names appoints Gary Sherlock CEO

Following seven years as chief financial officer of Peer 1 Hosting and then co-CEO, Gary Sherlock was named CEO of the cloud hosting and Web infrastructure company today. Sherlock’s appointment follows the resignation

Published on: January 15th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

What will replace Unix in the data centre?

For some it may take two years, others four, five or even more. Enterprise organizations are beginning to map out their Unix exit strategies as the computer operating system, first installed in 1972,

Published on: December 13th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Global provider network extends Microsoft’s Azure reach

Microsoft Corp. will rely on a consortium of 25 IT services providers in Canada and several countries around the globe to offer Windows Azure to its customers because it believes in some cases

Published on: December 12th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

SDN market to hit US$3.1B by 2017

Canada and the United States will account for half of the estimated US$3.1 billion global market for software defined networking in the next five years, according to a recent study. Market research firm

Published on: December 10th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano