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SDN is Network Control. ADN is Application Control.

#SDN is disruptive but it's not destructive, especially not at layer 4-7 In the wake of VMware's acquisition of SDN notable Nicira there was a whole lot of behind-the-scenes scrambling to understand the impact to the entire networking... Read more
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Cloud Infrastructure Integration Model: Virtualization

Examining architectures on which hybrid clouds are based… IT professionals, in general, appear to consider themselves well along the path toward IT as a Service with a significant plurality of them engaged in implementing many of the building... Read more
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Cloud Infrastructure Integration Model: Bridging

Examining architectures on which hybrid clouds are based… IT professionals, in general, appear to consider themselves well along the path toward IT as a Service with a significant plurality of them engaged in implementing many of the building... Read more
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The IPv6 Application Integration Factor

#IPv6 Integration with partners, suppliers and cloud providers will make migration to IPv6 even more challenging than we might think… My father was in the construction business most of the time I was growing up. He used to joke with us when we... Read more
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Provisioning a Virtual Network is Only the Beginning

Deploying a virtual network appliance is the easy part, it’s the operational management that’s hard. The buzz and excitement over VMware’s announcement of its new products at VMworld was high and for a brief moment there was a return to ... Read more
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The Rise of the Out-of-Band Management Network

Cloud and virtualization share a common attribute: dynamism. That dynamism comes at a price… Let’s talk about management. Specifically, let’s talk about how management of infrastructure impacts the network and vice-versa, because there is a... Read more
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F5 Friday: I Found the Infrastructure Beef

Ask and ye shall receive – F5 joins Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Center Alliance to bring network automation to a Systems Center Operations Manager near you You may recall that last year Microsoft hopped into Infrastructure 2.0 with its Dynamic... Read more
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Are You Ready for the New Network?

Three simple action items can help ensure your next infrastructure refresh cycle leaves your data center prepared and smelling minty fresh*. Most rational folks agree: public cloud computing will be an integral piece of data center application... Read more
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I Find Your Lack of Win Disturbing

Are you scaling applications or servers?  Auto-scaling cloud brokerages appear to be popping up left and right. Following in the footsteps of folks like RightScale, these startups provide automated monitoring and scalability services for... Read more
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Call Me Crazy but Application-Awareness Should Be About the Application

I recently read a strategic article about how networks were getting smarter. The deck of this article claimed, “The app-aware network is advancing. Here’s how to plan for a network that’s much more than a dumb channel for data.” So far,... Read more
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Magic Virtualization-Fairy Dust and the New Network

The virtualization fairy won’t create APIs out of thin air, but a visit from her may kick-start a necessary (re)evaluation of the role of the API in the new network. The way some people talk about the “virtualization of the network” and how... Read more
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Alice in Wondercloud: The Bidirectional Rabbit Hole

Emerging architectures are conflating responsibilities up and down the application stack. Who is responsible for integration when services reside in the network? While preparing for an upcoming panel I’m moderating at Cloud Connect (in the “New... Read more
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Does a Dynamic Infrastructure Need ARP for Applications?

There’s more than one way to address the rapid rate of change in infrastructure supporting a dynamic environment. We spend a lot of time talking about how software and systems and standards are the ultimate solution to addressing the rapid rate... Read more
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Cloud Computing Makes Servers Obsolete

The concept of a server needs to go the way of the dodo One of the reasons I enjoy Twitter is that quite frequently – if you’re following the right people – you’ll see a tweet that is absolutely profound despite its simplicity and the... Read more
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Two Different Sock(et)s

The importance of a full-proxy architecture to application delivery, security, cloud computing, and virtualization People often describe the act of changing focus from one related but distinct task to another as “wearing two different hats.”... Read more
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And the Killer App for Private Cloud Computing Is…

Automating components is easy. It’s automating processes that’s hard. The premise that if you don’t have an infrastructure comprised solely of Infrastructure 2.0 components then you cannot realize an automated, on-demand data center is, in fact,... Read more
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Are admins developers too?

If they aren’t now then Infrastructure 2.0 may force them in that direction - and vice versa. My brother (yes, it does run in the family) has a degree in computer science which, by most definitions, makes him a developer. That’s the focus of... Read more
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