Earlier this month, Infinera and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) set a record for fastest provisioning of long haul optical transmission capacity. In less than 20 minutes, the network specialists enabled enough capacity to support the simultaneous streaming of 1.6 million HD films in both directions.
Businesses, schools, and other organizations in Wales now have access to HPC resources as a result of a new distributed supercomputing network unveiled by HPC Wales. The group says the network is the first of its kind in the UK, and will not only be a boon to Welsh researchers but will help with education too.
Researchers take their datasets into the fast lane.
Cisco’s CTO of Cloud Computing, Lew Tucker, came clean on the company’s cloud strategy this week in a video interview. In addition to revealing a rough path for the coming months, Tucker also revealed his insights about the “many clouds” theory, the role of the network in cloud computing, and innovations that could change datacenter design.
Organization preps for 100GbE core network.
This week at Cloud Expo I spent some time talking to Reid Smith from Savvis about the range of cloud services and the role networks play within them for enterprise customers outside of financial services where low latency is not the top priority. We also touched on what makes clouds high performance and attractive to a range of potential users.