Oracle eyes optical links as final frontier of data-center scaling

Oracle is exploring silicon photonics, an optical technology drawing widespread interest, as a potential weapon in the battle against data-center power consumption.  Advances in CPU and memory design could boost efficiency dramatically over the next few years. When they do, the interconnects among components, servers and switches will effectively become the power hogs of the […]

Brocade drives physical and virtual networking advancements with OpenStack contributions

During next week’s OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong, Brocade will discuss and demonstrate its blueprint proposal to extend the advanced networking capabilities of the OpenStack Networking framework, Neutron. The Dynamic Network Resource Manager (DNRM) blueprint is intended to simplify the deployment and management of physical and virtual networking resources within cloud infrastructures. Public and private clouds are evolving […]

Huawei to set up regional data hosting and logistics center in Malaysia

Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is setting up a regional data hosting and logistics center in the fast-growing Nusajaya region of Iskandar Malaysia, with the support and facilitation by Khazanah Nasional Berhad. This new center shall serve Huawei customers in the region, leveraging on the strategic location of Malaysia in Asia Pacific, superb infrastructure, excellent […]

What to look for in converged infrastructure for branch offices

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Many organizations have been consolidating data center resources to drive efficiency and save money, and some are now poised to continue that push in branch locations using converged infrastructure to […]

Nantong University in China builds a new powerful data center

Nantong University in China has built a new powerful data center leveraging the Juniper Networks QFabric System, becoming the first university in China to deploy the innovative technology. As part of Juniper’s MetaFabric Architecture, which simplifies and accelerates the deployment and delivery of applications within and across multiple data center locations, the new infrastructure enables […]

Asian customers welcome Asia’s first OpenStack hybrid cloud offering from Rackspace

With Rackspace Hosting launching Rackspace Hybrid Cloud, – possibly Asia’s first hybrid cloud powered by OpenStack – this week, organizations in the region now have access to the power of open standards to enjoy freedom from vendor lock-in as they make their journey to faster innovation through cloud computing. The solution encompasses public cloud, private […]