Network Cabling News: Open Networking News

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OpenFlow technology pioneer NEC has brought to the table version 2 of their ProgrammableFlow software, while most cabling in los angeles vendors are still scratching their heads.

Confident NEC Chairman Kaoru Yano was far ahead of the competition at the Open Networking Summit, announcing that SDN or Software Defined Networking, promised last spring, is “Ready to go”.

At last year’s conference, NEC announced the development of PF5240 and PF5820 switches, a controller and a management console.

Since that announcement, NEC has partnered with IBM, and the pair have presented OpenFlow tech that is interoperable with Briode switches. No formal partnership has been announced.

Security, a main component of the 2nd version of ProgrammableFlow, allows each tenant of a network to have their own path defined, which is managed from a central location. Other features include ‘Policy Based Multipath Routing’, and performance enhancing embellishments. More news about network cabling in atlanta at

In the “Clouds”

All over the world end users of many competency levels are wondering what the difference is between the “Cloud” and traditional internet hosting.

“Cloud” as a term was developed from the flowchart symbol that has historically been used to indicate “internet” on flowcharts, developed to set it apart from the traditional, billed by the month hosting methods of the past. Pay for what you get, similar to how you pay for water, gas, electricity has actually put Cloud computing into a venue similar to other utilities. Which, when looked at in this light, it IS! Its elastic, flex to fit use billing is a far cry from traditional monthly billing modes.

Following Microsoft’s “Bing” and Google search, Amazon introduced its version “CloudSearch” earlier this month, and for the vendor, it has the decided advantage of being a paid for service.

Are Combined Infrastructure bundles worth the price?

All the top vendors have them, IBM introducing its PureSystem, which is thef PureFlex converged infrastructure bundles and PureApplication bundles with application software built in. the 2nd week of April 2012, and Cisco and NetApp Inc. rolling out their new configuration of their FlexPod Reference package almost simultaneously.

One thing these big guys have in common, a very high price tag!

IBM’s most basic PureFlex, off the shelf starts at $100,00.00, and a single VBlock can cost $750,000.00.

Is it worth it?

If you are NOT a software or hardware company, then the best advice I can give you is to find a fabulously rated IT Consultant, hire her/him on, and have an evaluation of your needs performed. Yes, those folks are costly also, however adding an entire IT Network Department to your payroll, as well as the price of your up to the minute technology could break the piggy bank!