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    News of the Week - 12/11/15

    Posted by Anthea Strezze on Dec 11, 2015 11:02:59 AM
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    Cloud_7-Tagul.comThere are a lot of people writing about Networking, SDN and Data Centers, as well as related topics on Hyperscale, Optical Networking, Virtualization and software-defined everything and anything - from software-defined cities to software-defined batteries!

    It’s easy to get overwhelmed by exhaustive news round-ups (and round-ups of round-ups) but here at Fiber Mountain we like to simplify things – whether it’s your network infrastructure, or keeping track of the most interesting networking news. So without further ado, here are my top three links of the week:

    Software Defined Networking is Crossing the Chasm

    The Next Platform | Kyle Forster, co-founder of Big Switch Networks, writes about the current state of SDN, tying it in to Gartner Group’s hype cycle curve and Geoffrey Moore’s “Crossing the Chasm.” He builds an argument that, at least when viewed in the specific context of data centers, the technology is finally “crossing the chasm” and entering the “slope of enlightenment.”

    Infographic: 6 facts on data center dominance

    Firstpost | Vivek Tyagi offers a fun infographic of data center facts, along with some insightful commentary on the way new technologies open up new opportunities in the realm of data centers and other networks. His comment on the new ability to alter existing infrastructures caught my eye in particular, since Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core and OPX are a great way to introduce software-defined agility into new and old networks alike.

    Linux Foundation: Shaping our software-defined future

    InfoWorld | Eroc Knorr takes an in-depth look at the evolution of open source into an ecosystem which forms the underpinnings of many of today’s networking advances. Speaking with Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation, he identifies three of the initiatives that will help shape the world of “software-defined” in 2016.

    What was your favorite news of the week? Share in the comments section below!

    Topics: SDN, Industry News