The Era of Application Centric Networking

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September 23rd, 2013

By Nick Lippis

IDC reports that in 2012, Android and iOS combined for 87.6% of the 722.4 million smartphones shipped worldwide, up from 68.1% from 2011. IDC also predicts the expected value of the cloud computing market will increase as much as 130% to $43 billion in 2016. It’s clear that not only are applications being accessed on smartphones and hosted in public and private clouds, but business units are demanding and receiving self-service IT delivery. At the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) in Boston hosted by the Lippis Report and Fidelity Investments large financial service firms showed that self-service Virtual Machine (VM) creation and deletion trend lines are growing exponentially. These trends are powerful, and they are only in the early stages. This poses a challenge to network designers and planners as the rulebook they have referenced for the better part of a decade has become antiquated and a new model to build branch office networks is desperately needed. Download this white paper to find out how to build modern branch office networks in the era of application centric networking.

Avaya’s Launches New 10GbE ToR Switch and Virtualization Provisioning Management App

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July 25th, 2011

Avaya has expanded its cloud networking product portfolio with the Virtual Services Platform or VSP 7000, a 10GbE Top of Rack (ToR) Switch and its new Virtualization Provisioning Service or VPS management software.
The VSP 7000 boasts a multi-Terabit Fabric capable of horizontally stacking many 7000s, offering a new approach to server connections. The VPS virtualization management application provides visibility and automated control of virtualized infrastructure. VPS is designed to provide NetOps and SysOps shared visibility of physical, logical and now virtual IT assets. Dan DeBacker, Director of Data Solutions Architecture at Avaya, discusses the new VSP 7000 plus VPS and the new data center design options they afford.

The Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture

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July 11th, 2011

In November of 2010 Avaya launched its Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture or VENA, which describes its computer networking investment strategy and technology direction. VENA was designed for virtualized data center infrastructure but has been expanded to include campus and branch office networking. Dan DeBacker, Director of Data Solutions Architecture at Avaya discusses the unique attributes VENA possesses to meet today’s enterprise networking needs and the business outcomes its customers are gaining by its deployment.

Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2

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February 14th, 2011

by Cisco Systems

Cisco® Borderless Networks is a next-generation architecture that helps IT evolve its infrastructure to deliver seamless, secure and reliable access in a world with many new and shifting borders. The Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) constitute a critical component of the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture and deliver performance requirements for the next generation of WAN and network services, enabling the cost-effective delivery of high-definition collaboration at the branch office, and providing a secure transition to the next generation of cloud and virtualized network services. This white paper discusses the concept of integrated services as they apply to the branch-office router, and how they help to enable the borderless branch office for small- to medium-sized business, large enterprises and service providers offering managed services.

Enterprise Routing Portfolio for Borderless Networks

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November 15th, 2010

By Cisco Systems

This is a first, while this paper is not “white,” it’s a very cool one- page view of Cisco’s borderless network routers. You have to check this out:

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x86 Blades: Shrinking the Branch Office

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November 1st, 2010

by Cisco Systems

Multisite organizations are reducing the number of servers in their branch offices by moving applications to the data center. Yet, they continue to place a few essential applications locally because of performance, survivability or compliance requirements. By making use of x86 server blades, these lean branch offices can lower equipment and operating costs, right-size and simplify infrastructure, and improve hardware provisioning and remote management.

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Intelligent Branch Solutions for Enterprises, Service Providers, and Cloud Applications

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October 5th, 2010

By Siemens Enterprise Communications

This white paper examines the requirements for and use of Intelligent Branches and Gateways for Enterprise, Service Provider and Cloud Applications. It explains how modern communications products can provide scalable and feature-rich communications. The paper also shows how Intelligent Branch Solutions save significant bandwidth to the Branch and explores some of the new features required for next-generation Intelligent Branch solutions.

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