Uncommon Wisdom:

March, 2011

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March 16, 2011  6:09 PM

IBM/F5 cloud architecture binds cloud to network



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, F5, IBM, service layer architecture

The service layer, which means cloud-to-network binding for both enterprises and service providers, is the sweet spot of the future market. Own it and you can hope to pull...

March 16, 2011  2:58 PM

Vendors/operators weighing necessary cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SMBs, XO

HP’s CEO is promising a more cloud-engaged HP, which seems a smart move given that it’s clear that cloud computing will in some way be the driver of virtually all...


March 15, 2011  2:16 PM

Juniper’s QFabric security integration for the cloud and virtualization



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, cloud security, Cloud Services, Juniper, QFabric, Virtualization

Juniper provided analysts, including me, with some more color on their QFabric security integration. There are two dimensions to this. First it illustrates in some detail what a “service” is in QFabric terms, and second it illustrates the exploding complexity of security in a virtualization...


March 9, 2011  2:01 PM

Net neutrality debate highlights need for financial settlement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC Congrebandss, financial settlement, net neutrality, usage-based pricing

Politicking over the net neutrality rules continues, with the House holding a hearing on the matter. It’s pretty


March 7, 2011  12:23 AM

Next for tablets: Enterprise voice and data collaboration?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android tablets, BlackBerry, collaboration, enterprise applications, iPads, RIM PlayBook, tablets

We’re counting down to the launch of the RIM "Playbook" tablet and wondering how competitors will manage the new iPad 2 in their plans for the fall. The challenge for them all at...


March 3, 2011  3:43 PM

Huawei open letter suggests more aggressive U.S. move



Posted by: Tom Nolle
data center, equipment vendors, Huawei

Image counts in every way and at every level of purchase decision-making. And Huawei is one vendor that knows that better than most. From the first, Huawei has been tarred with its association with China at multiple levels -- first as a poster child for the...


March 3, 2011  3:27 PM

Juniper’s PTX MPLS-optical supercore switch — completing a cloud play



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, data center, Juniper Networks, PTX MPLS-optical supercore switch, QFabric

Juniper made its second major announcement in two weeks, this time its PTX MPLS-optical supercore switch. The product’s roots probably lie in early interest (“early” meaning the middle of the last decade) by...


March 2, 2011  2:39 PM

Apple iPad 2 hits the market — shines light on tablet trends



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, iPad 2, tablet devices, tablets

The big news today is Apple’s new iPad announcement, an event whose usual Apple drama was upstaged by a surprise visit by Steve Jobs. The essence of the announcement was familiar: "iPads are making us smarter, healthier, richer, better looking, and so forth, and that’s from...


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