Intel Showcases New Technology for Next Era of Computing at CES 2019

On the eve of CES, Intel leaders - Gregory Bryant, senior vice president, Client Computing Group; Navin Shenoy, executive vice president, Data Center Group; and Professor Amnon Shashua, president and CEO of Mobileye, an Intel company - took to the stage to showcase the company's commitment to continuously improve the computing and communications foundation that will advance the way we experience the world and expand human potential.

The company made several announcements spanning PCs and new devices to diverse growth segments including artificial intelligence (AI), 5G and autonomous driving (AD). And Intel's leaders discussed the innovation necessary across the data center, cloud, network and edge to enable the new user experiences and form factors of the future.

Intel showcased its latest Intel Xeon Scalable products, shipping today with advanced AI and memory capabilities, and 9th Gen Intel Core desktop products. It also announced new 10nm products for PCs, servers and 5G wireless access base stations, the future of new chip designs based on its 3D packaging technology (Foveros).

Intel also spotlighted what's possible when technologies work seamlessly together across the entire spectrum of computing. Comcast and Intel are working together to bring the connected home to life. New initiatives with Alibaba demonstrate how Intel AI plans to deliver athlete tracking technology during the next Olympics. Mobileye and Ordnance Survey will bring us closer to the realization of smart cities and safer roads.

Aerohive Introduces Cloud Configuration Groups to Simplify Operational Micro-Segmentation at Scale

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Aerohive Networks introduced Cloud Configuration Groups, a new and advanced operational micro-segmentation technology, that with just a few clicks enables "on the fly" operational grouping of discrete sets of Aerohive access points, switches, and routers.

The new Cloud Config Groups enhance Aerohive's already existing and unique network-policy architecture and compliment traditional segmentation technologies (IP, VLAN, ACL, etc.) by enabling an IT administrator to select and structure (operationally micro-segment) any number of discrete Aerohive access points, switches, or routers on a single site, across multiple sites, or across their entire enterprise. Cloud Configuration Groups, with a few clicks, enable an IT administrator to operationally and dynamically segment the access network to align with the needs of the business, instead of struggling to adapt or settling for the limitations of traditional segmentation technologies.


Netherlands Cloud Hosting Provider Uniserver Accelerates Datacenter Network Provisioning Using Cisco Virtual Topology System

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With the goal of continuing to serve its customers with quality and innovative cloud and business solutions, Netherlands-based cloud hosting provider, Uniserver, is partnering with Cisco to help drive its network innovation to achieve greater programmability and accelerate provisioning for its data center network fabric.

Uniserver has deployed Cisco Virtual Topology System (VTS), a standards-based, open software-overlay management and provisioning system that will bring sophisticated network provisioning for virtual and physical infrastructures. This capability has enabled Uniserver to reduce the time to deploy new services with high scalability and flexibility.

"Continuously innovating and investing in new network technologies is essential to provide our customers with quality services and offer the most reliable cloud infrastructure," said Chango Eersel, Director Operations, Uniserver. "With the support from Cisco and VTS, our automated data center network has allowed us to rapidly offer new services and solutions to our customers and partners."

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.

VMblog's Expert Interviews: Kentik Talks Funding, SaaS & Big Data Network Visibility

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Since launching its ground-breaking SaaS-based network traffic analysis platform a year ago, Kentik has been making nice progress in the industry.  The company provides Kentik Detect, a cloud-based network visibility and analytics solution that delivers unprecedented depth of insight into any network.  Kentik processes tens of billions of data records per day, equipping service providers and enterprises network operations teams with actionable insights that enable them to make quick, cost-effective decisions.

The company just announced a Series B round of funding -- a nice sum of $23 million.  To dig in a little deeper into that funding news and to find out what they have planned going forward, I spoke with Kentik's co-founder and CEO, Avi Freedman.  

Cloud Computing: In the WAN, it’s better to be single than attached

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In a traditional WAN infrastructure, the control plane and data plane are tightly coupled, typically congruent, and cannot be separated due to how they are integrated with each network device. This architecture served the networking needs of enterprises well until now, since most data flows were structured around data centers with centralized exits.
However, the emergence of cloud computing and new dynamic business requirements that involve communicating with multiple partners and suppliers have forced enterprises to embrace new connectivity models. Today, enterprises need secure access to both partners and cloud provider infrastructures. This new model requires a different policy structure that is very difficult to instantiate and maintain within a legacy MPLS WAN...

New Transceiver Speeds Data Transfers for Cloud Computing

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Over the last year, computer companies have been diving deeper into cloud computing, with Hewlett Packard making the controversial decision to spin out its information technology business, and Dell buying data storage company EMC. The widespread use of cloud computing is not only making for more competition, but also leading to new advances in servers that process data from the cloud.

Now, researchers have built a transceiver that could speed up data transfers between optical modules and semiconductor chips used in servers and switches. Built by Fujitsu Laboratories and system-on-chip designer Socionext, the transceiver can transmit data at 56 Gbits/s per channel—twice the speed of current transceiver standards...

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Akamai Debuts Cloud Networking Service for Remote Offices

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Akamai Technologies (AKAM) is looking to help customers solve weaknesses in their Wide Area Network (WAN) architectures with the release of Akamai Cloud Networking, an integrated system of services designed to protect applications and eliminate network downtime.

The Akamai Cloud Networking service is a globally available system created to strengthen the reliability of enterprise solutions like Software-as-a-Service and cloud-based applications. The system is necessary to meet the increasing connectivity demands created by the use of Direct Internet Access (DIA) breakouts and hybrid WANs among enterprise users, according to the company...

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Amazon Snowball launched to help with cloud data transfer

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Amazon has revealed a pretty substantial piece of hardware for transferring large amounts of data to the cloud. Amazon Snowball weighs a hefty 50 pounds and can be used to store up to 50 TB of data before being shipped to Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS hasn’t really entered the hardware market before, but Snowball does fit the company ethos of helping customers gain access to cloud computing.

Some businesses find data migration to the cloud challenging, particularly when dealing with magnitudes in the order of terabytes or petabytes. Slow Internet speeds or inadequate network infrastructure can make wireless transfers impractical. Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for Amazon Web Services, believes that as the latest addition to the company’s Import/Export service, Snowball can provide a genuine boost for business customers...

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Huawei debuts open cloud fabric

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Kathy Gibson reports from Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai – The network has become the bottleneck stifling the ability of cloud computing to scale effectively; but software-defined networking (SDN) could hold the key to unlocking performance and scale.  “SDN is becoming necessary because, as the cloud gets bigger, traditional networking cannot satisfy the requirements,” says Swift Liu, president of Huawei’s switch and enterprise communications solutions.

“More and more enterprises are moving into SDN because they want to get more value from their investment in networking and their data centres.  “We think SDN is the future trend because it can provide more power utilisation and other features that we cannot provide today. The whole industry is moving to cloud, and networking has to move as well.”...