Network Management

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN Enables the Retail Revolution with the Store of the Future

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VeloCloud Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN company, today announced that its SD-WAN technology is helping retailers worldwide address the challenges of digital transformation and deliver seamless, world-class customer experiences both in-store and through omnichannel environments.

VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables retail enterprises to securely support application growth, network agility, and simplified branch and end-point implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications. VeloCloud SD-WAN enables retail enterprises to deploy branch networks that are agile, flexible, scalable and secure, crossing the boundaries between digital and brick and mortar retail environments to deliver a complete, high quality customer experience.


Talari Expands SD-WAN Platform for Service-Chaining Hosted Apps

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Talari Networks announced today the availability of its new E1000 appliance packed with rich features for service-chaining hosted third party applications, delivering greater high availability and throughput with up to 2 Gbps full duplex performance. The E1000 enables companies with medium to large branch offices to easily scale SD-WAN deployments to seamlessly connect to cloud/SaaS and enterprise data centers.

The E1000 is Talari's newest addition to its SD-WAN edge solution offerings, enabling flexible L2 or L3 overlay deployments, while ensuring WAN connectivity is abundant, and fast and easy to deploy. The E1000 is also a modular chassis with expansion card options that increase port density and deliver 10Gb uplink throughput.

Scalability and easy service-chaining

Scalability and easy service-chaining are the hallmarks of the E1000 with integrated network services including WAN Optimization, firewall, NAT, router and VPN concentrator, that are interconnected through the network and centrally managed by the Talari SD-WAN controller.

SolarWinds and SovLabs Empower IT Professionals to Fully Automate IP Address Management in Virtual and Cloud Environments

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the latest edition of SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM), which now includes API support to provide two-way integration with third-party software. In conjunction with this news, SovLabs, a leading provider of integration software for cloud management platforms, announced its SovLabs vRA Integration Pack for SolarWinds, consisting of IPAM and DNS integration modules for VMware vRealize Automation based on the new API.

SolarWinds IP Address Manager is a leading tool for helping to eliminate IP conflicts and save IT professionals time when managing IP addresses and DHCP and DNS services. It now features create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) functionality to enable two-way integration with third-party software, including automation, orchestration, inventory management, and help desk systems. The API also provides functionality to find, reserve, and release available IP addresses, as well as create, update, and remove DNS entries. Additionally, IT professionals can now create and manage new subnets through the API. These features enable the automation of IP address management with third-party systems and enables IT professionals to manage and monitor their current infrastructure from a centralised web-based console. 

Microsoft Introduces Network Performance Monitor for network visibility across public and hybrid clouds

Grazed from Microsoft.  Author: Ajay Gummadi and Abhave Sharma

In today’s hybrid IT environment, troubleshooting issues related to application connectivity is complex and challenging, especially due to the difficulty in isolating the source of the problem in a network. As you manage your cloud applications, it is also important to have visibility into the virtual network connections between your datacenters, remote office sites, and critical workloads. An unified network monitoring experience that gives you network visibility across public and hybrid clouds, and helps in proactive identification and resolution of potential issues is essential for managing today’s networks.

Today, we are announcing the general availability of Network Performance Monitor (NPM), a cloud-aware network monitoring solution in Operations Management Suite Insight & Analytics, that monitors networks for performance degradation and outages. The solution continuously tests for reachability between various points on the network across public clouds, datacenters and user locations, and enables application administrators to quickly identify the specific network segment or device that may be causing the problem.

Ixia Delivers Unprecedented Visibility into Virtual Data Center Traffic

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Ixia, a leading provider of network testing, visibility, and security solutions, today announced that the company has extended the capabilities of CloudLens, Ixia’s recently announced integrated cloud visibility platform, with CloudLens Virtual Packet Broker (vPB). CloudLens vPB is a software solution that delivers visibility into virtual data center traffic for enterprises leveraging private cloud deployments to support and expand their business. 

Monitoring virtual machine (VM) to VM traffic (east-west traffic) in a virtualized data center creates a variety of challenges for IT and network administrators. One of the foremost challenges is the volume and transport of data to security and performance monitoring tools, virtual or physical.

Zyxel Ships Nebula Family of Cloud-Managed Networking Solutions

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Zyxel Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access and connected home products, today announced it is now shipping its Nebula family of cloud-managed network solutions including 11ac access points and Gigabit Ethernet switches.

Ideal for distributed organizations and value-added resellers that deploy and manage networks at multiple locations across the country, the Zyxel Nebula Cloud Management architecture enables IT administrators to securely monitor and manage the networks at all of their locations in real-time from a single dashboard. Utilizing the powerful web-based Nebula management interface to manage Zyxel’s growing family of Cloud-managed access points and Gigabit PoE switches centralizes the IT function and eliminates the requirement for highly-trained IT staff at branch locations.

Cloud Computing: IPv4 addresses running out -- really

Grazed from GCN.  Author: Kathleen Hickey.
Decade-old predictions about the eventual depletion of IPv4 addresses may soon be coming true.  The United States will run out of Internet addresses based on Internet Protocol version 4 by the summer, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

“The shortage puts companies that maintain their own large and growing Internet presence at the biggest risk, especially providers of cloud-computing services. Such companies could find themselves saddled with unexpected costs, technical problems or simply an inability to serve new customers. Those that aren’t building out their own data centers won’t face the shortage directly, but their online providers likely will,” the WSJ wrote...

Lyatiss offers free cloud network management tool for AWS

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Shamus McGillicuddy.

French cloud network management and orchestration vendor Lyatiss is offering a free tool that discovers and maps IaaS resources that an enterprise has in Amazon Web Services. CloudWeaver Discovery is the first product available from Lyatiss's suite of CloudWeaver tools, which will include analysis and orchestration modules in future releases. "There's always been a concern about Amazon sprawl," said Bob Laliberte, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group.

"Instead of going to the finance department to figure out who's got instances up on Amazon, with this you are able to take a more holistic and corporate-wide view and understand who's using it and how they are using it." CloudWeaver Discovery finds Amazon resources and provides a topology map for IT administrators. The Web-based product delivers real-time, graphical flow maps and reports for virtual machines and network services such as load balancers...

Cloud Computing and Its Effects on Network Management

Grazed from CloudTweaks. Author: Brad Hale.

The delivery of computing as a service, or cloud computing, over a network is becoming more and more mainstream and is allowing businesses of all sizes to get their applications up and running faster, with easier manageability and less maintenance. Cloud computing allows enterprises, and enables IT, to more rapidly adjust IT resources (apps, servers, storage, and networking) to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.

Cloud computing forces us to change our traditional approach to application and network management. No longer do we have a fixed number of assets that must remain running 100% of the time, and performing to the best of their abilities. Instead, we have on-demand computing where resource needs, such as servers and applications, and capacity fluctuates based on demand...