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SDN challenges – “You can keep your networking gear. Period.”

You my recall a statement regarding some big U.S. legislation that led us to the forever quoted phrase: “You can keep your insurance. Period.” that has caused quite a ruckus in the insurance industry both for providers and customers because it was found to be untrue. So just imagine that a similar situation that is about to come up in …

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Meet Your New Systems Administrator: Paul Issee

We have been evolving our data center operations throughout the years. As we come from centralized to decentralized, from mainframe to distributed, and from physical to virtualized deployments, the one thing that has had to be the most adaptive is the ever valuable Systems Administrator. So, as we head into the next generation of the SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) …

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My Media List: December 2013

One of the interesting things I saw recently, was a post about people sharing their media list. This could be books, music, movies or any type of content that they are using at the moment to advance themselves, or just for pure enjoyment. I thought this was a great concept as a big fan of lifelong learning, so I wanted …

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SDS? SDN? Understanding the Control Plane versus the Data Plane

In a Software Defined world, we are facing lots of new challenges with bringing people up to speed with the intricacies of what makes any of our core components “Software Defined”. With EMC bringing out their new ViPR (Virtualization Platform Re-imagined  aka Project Bourne), we now have another entry into the Software Defined Storage side of the environments. For the real …