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Ryan Coombes

The Rise of SDN and NV: Strengthening Corporate Infosecurity Policies Like Never Before

by Ryan Coombes

on Oct 29, 2015 12:39:00 PM

A lot has been written about how today’s I.T. Infrastructure security models are broken. The days of securing the perimeter and trusting everything and everybody inside are gone. To make such a statement may seem bold, but you only have to look to a recent Forrester survey* identifying the top three corporate security breaches as (1) the loss/theft of corporate assets; (2) inadvertent misuse by an insider and (3) external attacks targeting corporate systems, to understand that such a statement is far from bold and in fact a matter organisations should start to consider more seriously.

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Topics: software defined networks, SDN, SDDC, software defined data centre, Network Virtualisation, NV, Information Security, Zero-Trust Policy

Steve McGarry

VMware VS Canonical - Which Openstack is for You? A Technical Comparison

by Steve McGarry

on Oct 5, 2015 10:20:00 AM

For anybody that has been following the Openstack project since its inception back in 2010, it has become evident that the community interest has gained significant momentum recently. This is down to a number of reasons such as the product maturity reaching a point where the original mission statements of the project are now a reality in providing an established, viable and effective solution. Also the number and variety of organisations contributing and backing the project, has improved the quality and depth of development and its evolution. A colleague and I attended the Openstack summit in Paris where it was clear Openstack in gaining more and more interest, with attendees listed as increasing by 75% over the last 3 summits with people from all over the world attending.

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Topics: automation, enterprise IT, VMWare, canonical, openstack