Data Storage

NetApp Evolving Technology

As a solution architect, I have had the chance to work on several unified storage solutions with many of our vendors. Despite the tough competition on some of those projects, the comprehensive offering that NetApp enjoys enabled us to have an advantageous position. NetApp strategy goes beyond its competitors’ due to its driven technological innovations....
Read More

The Path to SDN Enlightenment

Since the establishment of the Open Network Foundation (ONF) in 2011 to the inception of the Software Defined Networking (SDN) vision, a technology concept born in the 90’s, into the Mainstream Market, till this very date, I still find that many of my peers, and until recently myself included, in the Network Industry are still...
Read More

Who is going to win the SDN battle?

On April 28th 2015, Interop named as Best of Interop 2015 SDN Winner, “Cisco – Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure”.  For more info, here is a video presentation of Cisco APIC by their director of product management. The three SDN finalists were: Big Switch Networks – Big Cloud Fabric 2.5 Cisco –...
Read More

Your Homemade Infrastructure

The idea of Open Compute Project has been adopted years before it went public. High-tech companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook build their own data centers from commodity components. But in 2011, Facebook decided to take this backstage process to the public in order to benefit from the suggestions that would help in enhancing their...
Read More