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Graham Brown

Software Defined “X”: Industry hype or major step forward?

by Graham Brown

on Mar 8, 2018 12:15:28 PM

 As IT professionals working within Large Enterprise environments and Data Centres we are constantly bombarded with new industry terminology. This can sometimes be a way of grouping similar concepts and approaches but when terminology takes hold then we are often guilty of “washing” every approach with the same detergent (so to speak). “Cloud” has probably been the most recent prevalent example of this but now we are increasingly met with the world of “Software Defined”. Software Defined Data Centre, Software Defined Networks, Software Defined Storage and Software Defined WAN – essentially insert your own word and hey presto it’s now Software Defined.

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Topics: SDN, SDDC, software defined data centre, Software Defined Network, Software-Defined Enterprise

Graham Brown

Taking the handbrake off innovation - networks fit for business

by Graham Brown

on Feb 22, 2018 2:46:54 PM

Rewind 30 years, the 1980s - an era of terrible fashion, big hair but the start of organisations embracing technology driven by the desire for connectivity to the distributed estate, linking offices, branches, and retail outlets adopting point-of-sale systems. It was a time of low bandwidth requiring high security to protect the passing of sensitive information to and from the data centre; initially deployed over the network by X.25, then ISDN, with things really starting to gather pace with the evolution of MPLS.

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Topics: SDN, SD-WAN, Software Defined Network, Software-Defined Enterprise, Networks

Alistair Slocombe

Amazon, the rise of Digital in Retail and what this means for your Networks

by Alistair Slocombe

on Nov 21, 2017 2:37:00 PM

Retailers believed that the trend for consumers buying at Amazon during the financial crash was a blip and that those shoppers would return. They haven’t, quite the opposite actually.

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Topics: SD-WAN, Software Defined Network, Software-Defined Enterprise, Networking, MPLS, Retail, wide area networks