The big hyperscalers use field programmable gate array technology on standard servers in their data centers. But there’s a trend for other enterprises to emulate these hyperscalers.
The NIC vendor is trying something new with its NFV work-in-progress.
SDN and NFV, if fully realized, can benefit carriers, but that's only part of the story. Real-time visibility is critical to successful SDN and NFV rollouts and a key to co-existing with and monetizing OTT services.
Partner vendors are eager to announce new capabilities at Cisco Live. F5 has a lot to say about SDN and Cisco's ACI, but DevOps and process automation get some early nods, as do network monitoring, 100, and the WAN.
At Mobile World Congress, everybody loves Telefonica; Martin Casado tells RSA about security's Goldilocks zone; Napatech and VSS Monitoring advance network monitoring; Europe gets more bare-metal switching; storage gets a 'brain-inspired' data plane.
Google and HP update public clouds; Metaswitch furthers its open-source IMS cause; Plexxi produces a new switch for its optical networks; Napatech goes public, although you wouldn't know it in the U.S; one argument why hardware does matter, even...