Stories by Jim Duffy

Microsoft needs SDN for Azure Cloud

SANTA CLARA <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2836373/cloud-computing/microsoft-goes-all-in-on-hybrid-cloud-with-azure-in-a-box.html">Microsoft's Azure</a> couldn't scale without SDN.

SDN tools increase WAN efficiency

Configuring, maintaining and changing WAN infrastructure can be a nightmare given the distributed nature of the beast and all the remote touch points, but emerging Software Defined Networking (SDN) tools promise to make these operations more efficient.

Cisco, EMC consortium debuts new Cloud gear

<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2163943/lan-wan/cisco--emc-data-center-coalition-feels-on-solid-ground.html">VCE</a>, the converged infrastructure consortium of Cisco and EMC, this week unveiled new and enhanced data center IT systems, including an all-flash memory platform for mixed workloads.

Cisco pumping $US1 billion more into Intercloud

Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-Cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, datacentres and partners.

SDN market could hit $US18bn by 2018

The enterprise and data centerSDN market grew 192 per cent in 2013 and is poised to reach $US18 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.

Cisco, Microsoft chasing clouds

Cisco has expanded its data center arrangement with Microsoft with a multiyear sales and go-to-market effort for integrated products. The deal builds upon one agreed to 15 months ago, when the two companies combined cloud offerings under their respective Cisco Unified Data Center and Microsoft Fast Track 3.0 architectures.

Cisco buys its way into AT&T SDN

Cisco has announced vendor network service orchestration systems for traditional and virtualized networks, and one of the vendors AT&T selected for its Domain 2.0 SDN/NFV project.