Category: Virtualisation

Jake Greenland discusses the future of NFV in an IT Pro Portal feature

Jake Greenland has recently featured on IT Pro Portal discussing the potential future of NFV.
“As it stands at the moment, the value of NFV lies in its speed and agility. Service providers are able to deliver new services to market faster than ever before and differentiate themselves from the competition in the process.
However, we have already been made aware that […] Read more…

Jake Greenland has recently featured on IT Pro Portal discussing the potential future of NFV. “As it stands at the moment, the value of NFV lies in its speed and agility. Service providers are able to deliver new services to market faster than ever before and differentiate themselves from the competition in the process. However, we have already been made aware that […]

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HardwareSolutions’ Jake Greenland discusses important SDN considerations in this month’s DCN

Jake Greenland features in this month’s DCN magazine, discussing the evolution and benefits of SDN:
“It goes without saying that centralisation and automation have the power to speed up processes and reduce latency in network provisioning. By automating, what can often be, very manual processes, SDN allows businesses to achieve more through less resource, relieving pressure on, often stretched, in-house teams.
However, […] Read more…

Jake Greenland features in this month’s DCN magazine, discussing the evolution and benefits of SDN: “It goes without saying that centralisation and automation have the power to speed up processes and reduce latency in network provisioning. By automating, what can often be, very manual processes, SDN allows businesses to achieve more through less resource, relieving pressure on, often stretched, in-house teams. However, […]

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NFV Demystified

NFV

Jake Greenland, Head of Systems Architecture at global IT solutions provider, HardwareSolutions, explains what NFV really means for businesses and the key points they should consider. What is NFV? Network functions virtualisation, or NFV, is a much discussed topic, and one that is often presented in an overly complex manner. The term, in its most basic form, simply refers to the concept […]

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Mobilising the network, the rise of SDN and NFV

The evolution of the data centre
The data centre world has both evolved and come full circle from its early roots. At one time a data centre would be a central location packed with a mainframe computer and its attached storage. With the move to PC based computing, the servers were decentralised and pushed out away from the data centre into […] Read more…

The evolution of the data centre The data centre world has both evolved and come full circle from its early roots. At one time a data centre would be a central location packed with a mainframe computer and its attached storage. With the move to PC based computing, the servers were decentralised and pushed out away from the data centre into […]

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What does NFV mean for service providers?

NFV

NFV is a much-discussed topic, but what does it really mean for service providers in terms of business benefits and operations? 1. Service delivery Delivering speed, agility and scalability, NFV helps service providers deliver new customisable services to market, fast. Automation speeds up previously manual and time consuming processes, simplifying maintenance, improving accuracy and speeding up delivery through every step of the […]

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HardwareSolutions’ Will Embrey features in Channel Pro

Solutions Architect Will Embrey has recently featured in Channel Pro discussing the security threat brought about by the use of mobile devices and how this threat can be contained. 
“Increased availability also means increased risk and thus there is a compromise to be made.
Network access controls on external devices mean they can be isolated in a safe and segregated VLAN […] Read more…

Solutions Architect Will Embrey has recently featured in Channel Pro discussing the security threat brought about by the use of mobile devices and how this threat can be contained. “Increased availability also means increased risk and thus there is a compromise to be made. Network access controls on external devices mean they can be isolated in a safe and segregated VLAN […]

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HardwareSolutions Achieves VMware NSX Network Virtualisation Competency

VMware NSX™ Network Virtualisation Competency

HardwareSolutions has achieved the VMware NSX Network Virtualisation Competency to add to its existing Enterprise Solution Provider status. The VMware specialisation recognises HardwareSolution’s expertise, experience and unique value in delivering VMware NSX™ to its customers. VMware pioneered the term software-defined data centre (SDDC). Today, SDDC is recognised by the industry and analysts for providing IT agility, efficiency, security and flexibility. VMware […]

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VMware vSAN

VMware vSAN Virtualisation brings with it a new requirement for storage but VMware vSAN has risen to the challenge, delivering an enterprise-ready, shared storage solution. Working seamlessly with all vSphere components, and managed through the vSphere web client, vmware vSAN is perfectly optimised for virtualised environments.   High performing   Built on an optimised I/O path, embedded within the hypervisor, vmware vSAN automatically balances resources […]

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Juniper Contrail

Juniper Contrail Facilitating intelligent automation of resource allocation, scalability and agility within the network, Juniper Contrail provides a simple and easy-to-manage SDN solution and orchestration tool for virtualised environments. Contrail delivers an abstracted overlay network in the virtualised layer for packet processing in isolation from the physical network below. This ability to automatically move network connections as easily as other virtualised workloads […]

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Windows Hyper V

Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper V As well as delivering scalable storage, secure remote access and business continuity, Windows Server also offers built in Hyper V virtualisation technology available at no extra cost. Delivering software infrastructure and basic management tools, Hyper V enables you to create a virtualised server computing environment, utilising more of your resources to improve flexibility and efficiency while […]

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