The Intelligent Fabric for students

14 March 2017

The University of West London (UWL) is virtualising its core infrastructure in a move that is expected to improve network performance by up to 900 per cent.

As part of its digital transformation the university is moving away from a traditional network deployment to a new virtual chassis. Based on the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900, it’s claimed this high-density platform will significantly reduce UWL’s network footprint and decrease operational expenses as power consumption and data centre costs are cut.

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Rise of the botnets as IoT devices pullulate

03 March 2017

DDoS attacks are getting bigger, becoming more frequent and complex, and are set to get worse with the rise of the IoT, according to Arbor Networks.

In its 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) published in January, the security specialist stated that the DDoS attack size has grown 7,900 per cent since 2005.

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‘BDaaS’ solution to shape Big Data

03 March 2017

CenturyLink and Cloudera have partnered to launch a new managed service for data integration and analytics consulting.

Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) combines CenturyLink’s network, cloud and application services with the secure Apache Hadoop-based data management and analytics platform from Cloudera.

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Calor Gas cools its storage costs with hyperconverged system

03 March 2017

Calor Gas has now gone live with a virtualisation project that is said to have delivered a 35 per cent end-user performance improvement over its existing storage system.

The solution, running on Citrix XenApp with Atlantis Computing’s HyperScale appliance and USX software storage, is also claimed to be 28 per cent cheaper.

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