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  • It's A Software Defined Analytical World We Live In...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Feb 2016
  • Having recently finished some testing with Cirba on its SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) approach to compute and storage resource management and app deployment, it's been interesting to be ...

  • Acquisitions And Reinventions Continued...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 Oct 2015
  • Much of the talk on this blog recently has involved the world of acquisitions. And so it goes on. A recent meeting with Phil and Jim from the UK and US arms of Netscout respectively focused ...

  • Of Acquisitions And Integration

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 17 Oct 2015
  • The IT world has gone acquisition bonkers. Dell is paying as much for EMC as any football club would do to secure the combined services of Messi and Ronaldo. Well almost... Meantime, a couple of ...

  • The Network Is Dead - Long Live The Network!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 06 Aug 2015
  • I remember writing a column for a long since deceased IT publication, where I was discussing the rebirth of the mainframe as a network server, I remember it, not simply for the content, but more ...

  • Shock - WiFi Actually Generating Revenue Streams

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 25 Jun 2015
  • I recently had the "pleasure" of visiting Milton Keynes; the railway station was packed with what were surely tourists - some mistake here? Admittedly, all looking in a hurry to get back to ...

  • Who Said Virtualisation Was Supposed To Simplify Things...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 May 2015
  • So, we went from hardware to software, and then software to virtual, the idea being not only that everything is more efficient, but also easier to scale and manage. Kind of VLANs part two? Or more ...

  • Blasts From The Past

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Mar 2015
  • Been doing a few catch-ups with old vendor friends recently; one was Brocade - and more of this next month - which has a REAL SDN/NFV story - and another was NetScout; networking monitoring!!!! ...

  • Shock - HP Acts On Advice - Five Years Too Late...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 03 Mar 2015
  • So - HP has just announced it is acquiring Aruba Networks; basically the 2nd-3rd stab at buying a wireless solution after Colubris and effectively inheriting additional WLAN tech with the 3Com ...

  • Cloud Innovation and Groundhog Day Combined...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 06 Feb 2015
  • Within the general misty definition of "Cloud", sometimes something pokes through the veil of ether-precipitation that says "I'm new and I make sense". And typically, it's not a variation on that ...

  • It's CA Jim But Not As We Know IT

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 20 Nov 2014
  • I was at a Gartner event in Barcelona last week, where Computer Associates were playing host.Not only was there the amusement of the excellent and straight-talking EMEA CTO Bjarne Rasmussen ...

  • Networking Innovation?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 10 Nov 2014
  • Been researching an article for CW's very own Cliff Saran while, by chance, also speaking with a number of IT investors - the research being on networking innovations; oh and, by another chance, ...

  • Shopping In A WiFi Cloud...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 Sep 2014
  • "Cloud" and "WLAN" or "WiFi" are not, to date, IT terms that are typically seen in tandem, but Tallac Systems, a new venture for a number of ex HP er, yes - let's say it - veterans (I reckon I can ...

  • Next Gen Network Management

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 08 Aug 2014
  • IT and networking reinvents itself partially or wholly every few years, and here we are again now - distributed, virtualised, cloud (private and public) based, hybrid networks... So where does this ...

  • Finally Solving Network and Storage Capacity Planning?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 May 2014
  • Interesting how some elements of IT seem to be around forever without being cracked. I remember working with a couple of UK start-ups in the 90s on network, server and application capacity planning ...

  • Benchmarking Integration...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 11 Apr 2014
  • Just finished some testing at test equipment partner Spirent's offices in glamorous Crawley with client Voipex - some fab results on VoIP optimization so watch this space for the forthcoming report ...

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