Monthly Archives: May 2011

Changes to Local Area Networks

In Jim Metzler’s recent Network World article “The shifting LANscape”, he describes how for most of the decade that began in 2000 Local Area Network (LAN) solution design was rather staid, but this situation is changing dramatically. The biggest cause … Continue reading

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Force10 Entering Zettabyte Era

Force10 Networks recently unveiled data center core and top-of-rack switches that mark the first offering of high-density 40/100G Ethernet taking data center network solutions into the zettabyte era according to Network World. Exactly how big is a zettabyte? Most major … Continue reading

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ABCs of Cloud Computing – Cost

The final piece of the puzzle in “ABCs of Cloud Computing” by Mal Postings is “C” for cost. In terms of cost models, cloud computing appears to be moving away from a fixed capital cost base toward a variable operations-based … Continue reading

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ABCs of Cloud Computing – Business Benefits

In Mal Postings article on CIO Insight titled “ABCs of Cloud Computing”, he provides a breakdown of the key considerations of cloud computing. Today, we will focus on “B” – business benefits and risks. The article points out the need … Continue reading

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ABCs of Cloud Computing – Architecture

Many organizations are still gaining an understanding of cloud computing especially in the current market as cloud computing has experienced a huge investment growth. A recent article on CIO Insight by Mal Postings title “ABCs of Cloud Computing” helps breakdown … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing Trends

As cloud computing continues to grow and becomes a real sourcing option for more and more organizations, Evolving Solutions wants to guide clients through the process of determining the right cloud computing service for their organizations. Below are some top … Continue reading

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Sourcing Cloud Computing Services

The huge investment growth in cloud computing technology has created a new sourcing option for organizations to consider. As an early leader in the move to data center virtualization, Evolving Solutions continues to demonstrate forward-thinking by, now, helping clients to … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Network Provider

To conclude, the Yankee Group in its article “Data Center Evolution is Dependant on a Network Fabric” provides data center network managers the following criteria to use when evaluating a choice between network solution providers: Simplicity is the key to … Continue reading

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Business Benefits of a Network Fabric

Today, we continue with the Yankee Group’s discussion of the business benefits to the data center network from switching to a fabric architecture. The findings below are taken from their article “Data Center Evolution is Dependant on a Network Fabric”. … Continue reading

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Technical Benefits of a Network Fabric

The Yankee Group in their article titled “Data Center Evolution is Dependant on a Network Fabric”, points to the following technical benefits from implementing a data center network that has fabric architecture versus a traditional hierarchical architecture. Better data center … Continue reading

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