Tag: Virtualisation

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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Virtualisation – A Wake-Up Call For Your Security Policy

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Paul Bonner, Group Head of Technology at HardwareSolutions, looks at how the increasing popularity of virtualisation means that standard security policies may no longer be effective. There is little doubt that the cloud and virtualisation is playing a big part in all our futures. Despite the odd horror story, virtualisation is ever-present in nearly every area of commercial life. But, like all […]

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6 Ways To Reduce Your Data Centre Costs

Reduce Your Data Centre costs

Whilst IT departments may be under pressure to reduce overheads, it’s hard to get around the fact that data centres consist of huge amounts of expensive equipment, all of which result in a significant amount of energy consumption and are therefore extremely costly to run. However, there are things that can be done to keep data centre costs to a […]

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An Introduction To The Software-Defined Data Centre With VMWare NSX

Completing the journey towards a fully Software-Defined Data Centre, VMware NSX is the leading network virtualization platform that delivers the operational model of a virtual machine for the network. NSX reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling any network topology—from simple to complex multi-tier networks—to be created and provisioned in seconds.
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Completing the journey towards a fully Software-Defined Data Centre, VMware NSX is the leading network virtualization platform that delivers the operational model of a virtual machine for the network. NSX reproduces the entire network model in software, enabling any network topology—from simple to complex multi-tier networks—to be created and provisioned in seconds. About HardwareSolutions HardwareSolutions (part of the Hardware Group) is a […]

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VMWare NSX Brings Virtualisation To The Network

VMWare NSX

Realising the potential of the software-defined data centre in a matter of seconds. Building on VMWare’s existing capabilities for virtualised compute and storage, the new NSX completes the journey towards a fully Software-Defined Data Centre through the delivery of virtualised networking. Building on solid, underlying physical networks, NSX virtual networks can be created within seconds and each one fully customised in parallel […]

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The Portable Data Centre Has Arrived

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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