Dell and HP are moving to help carriers virtualize networks

Both companies stand to gain if network functions virtualization upends traditional carrier systems The next frontier for virtualization and standard x86 servers is in service-provider networks, and big computing vendors are moving fast to blaze the trail there. NFV (network functions virtualization) is designed to move the back-end processing in …

Dell appoints server chief in leadership shuffle

Dell has appointed a company veteran to run its server unit following the departure of an executive known for his strong opinions. Ashley Gorakhpurwalla was promoted to vice president and general manager of Dell’s Server Solutions unit. He is responsible for planning, development and delivery of server hardware and products. …

What’s next for Ethernet?

400G in the short-term; longer-term, expect Petabit Ethernet in 40 years Internet traffic will quadruple in five years and the number of mobile Internet connections will exceed the world’s population by 2017, according to Cisco research. The number of Internet users will be a quarter billion greater this year than …

The upside of shadow IT

Tech-savvy employees have long bypassed IT to get their hands on hot technologies. Rather than standing in the way, smart CIOs are now embracing and even encouraging shadow IT. Here’s why. Computerworld – First, a scary statistic: Gartner predicts that in less than three years, 35% of enterprise IT expenditures …