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    Interop, Star Wars day and EMC World - News of the Week, 5/6/16

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on May 6, 2016 11:44:16 AM
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    InteropDay1_tw_300.jpgIt's been a great couple of weeks for Fiber Mountain to garner industry recognition of our solutions - in addition to winning an SDN Excellence award and being selected as a Best of Interop finalist, we were included in the new "Cool Vendors in Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2016" report published by Gartner on April 26!

    The Fiber Mountain team had an exciting time this week at Interop Las Vegas, demonstrating our Glass Core and the new CrossCage Plus solution. There were some great conversations and a lot of interest in the ways our technology can transform networks, whether colocation, hyperscale or enterprise.

    Of course, Interop wasn’t the only show in town – there was some interesting news out of EMC World too! Without further ado, here are my favorite links from the week:

    The Top IT Products of 2016: Best of Interop Award Winners Announced

    Network Computing | Fiber Mountain was honored to have CrossCage Plus selected as a finalist in the Data Center category, up against Cisco’s Nexus Fabric Manager and Puppet’s Puppet Enterprise 2015.3. Cisco took the prize in this and three other categories, joined by AppFormix, Ambedded, CollabNet, Pluribus and VMware in the winner’s circle.

    30 Years of IT Innovation

    In honor of Interop’s 30th year, they published a great infographic on the last thirty years in IT innovation, which is well worth a look!

    Sci-Fi Wars: May The 4th Be With You

    In this video in honor of Star Wars day, Interop speakers shared some thoughts on the question: “Star Wars or Star Trek?” My favorite answer: “I aim to misbehave.”

    How software-defined storage is transforming data centers

    siliconANGLE | I wasn’t paying as much attention to EMC World this week (Sorry, EMC fans!), but this article from Gabriel Pesek caught my eye. It sounds like this talk by Navin Sharma of ScaleIO and John Walls & Stu Miniman from theCUBE had some insights to share on how software defined storage is contributing to the ongoing transformation of the data center.

    Will 2016 Be The Year Of The Software-Defined Data Center?

    CRN | Life goes on after trade shows, and these are exciting times in IT! Joseph Tsidulko takes a look at the evolution of customer attitudes regarding transforming network infrastructures. He shares key insights from a recent survey conducted by HyTrust and Intel, including some interesting comments about the growing appetite – and need – for automation at all levels of the network.

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    Topics: Interop, Industry News, SDDC