Networking Unplugged

Perspectives on cloud networking and SMB IT

Top 3 Networking Trends for 2015


A confluence of technological and IT trends relating to mobile and cloud are creating dramatic changes in how and where people work, computing workloads are processed, and work applications are delivered. What these changes all have in common is that they make businesses more dependent than ever on the Internet as their WAN—an inherently best effort infrastructure with limited visibility, security and control. This effect of mobile and cloud on IT and the elevation of the best effort Internet to business critical status are poised to transform networking in 2015.

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Posted June 27, 2014
Categories Cloud Networking
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What Would Networking Look Like Today if it Were Built by Cloud Guys?

Why, when cloud computing is so flexible and easy to use, have the cloud networking solutions to enable a virtual private cloud (VPC) remained archaic, complex and expensive? Pertino enables instant VPC—what networking would look like today if it were built by cloud guys.

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Posted April 15, 2013
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Open Daylight: A Shining Light or Just Shining Us On

With the recent announcement of the Open Daylight consortium, headed by Cisco, Juniper and IBM, I can’t help but ask... Where will the real innovations in networking come from in the next few years?  The big guys have had their hands on the wheel for the last decade, and by most accounts, those were the most boring years in networking history.  What? MPLS?  That’s all you’ve got?  But finally, networking has become exciting again. There are new problems to…

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