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2013 Ethernet Tech Summit- Market Research Panel, Carrier Ethernet & Unsung Heroes

April 16, 2013
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Introduction: “Ethernet Technology Summit attendance was up over 20% in 2013. Topics of special interest included software-defined networking (SDN), 40/100/400 GbE, venture opportunities, and market research.  Keynotes by Mellanox, Dell’Oro Group, Huawei, Ethernet Alliance, Cisco Systems, Big Switch Networks, Broadcom, and Dell all drew capacity audiences.” said Lance A. Leventhal, Program Chairperson. The Market Research…

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2013 Cloud Connect Part III: Cloud as IT Disrupter; SDN as a New Virtual Network Infrastructure

April 12, 2013
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2013 Cloud Connect Part III: Cloud as IT Disrupter; SDN as a New Virtual Network Infrastructure

Introduction: One consistent theme during Cloud Connect 2013 was the cloud as a disrupter of IT organizations.  During the Cloud Executive Summit workshop on April 2nd, Avery Lyford of LEAP Commerce said that there were three huge areas of disruption: the mobile cloud, Big Data (analytics) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).  Each of these areas…

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Cloud Network Deployment Requirements; Monitoring, Optimization & Enterprise Cloud Adoption Survey – 2013 Cloud Connect Part II

April 10, 2013
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Introduction: In this second article on the excellent Cloud Connect 2013 conference, we look at selected sessions that should be of keen interest to IT managers and enterprise cloud customers.  Key findings are presented in a concise form to aid readability.  We then report the results of the Enterprise Cloud Adoption survey by Everest Group.…

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2013 Cloud Connect Part I: Highlights & Mobile Cloud Issues

April 9, 2013
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Introduction: The four-year-old Cloud Connect conference, sponsored by United Business Media, was held  April 2 to 5th in Santa Clara, CA.   Having attended all four Cloud Connects, this one was by far the most in depth and comprehensive treatment of Cloud Computing. At last, no more defining terms and debating methods of cloud computing, this…

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Multi-Screen Video Content and OTT Partnerships Enabled by New Video Network Architectures – Part 2 of 2

April 3, 2013
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Introduction: This is the second of a 2 part article on the 2013 OTTCON.  The first article looked at how Pay TV providers could offer OTT content on second screen devices and also how OTT and local providers (Pay TV or ISPs) could partner together to offer OTT content to subscribers.  This second article examines…

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