Basically what VMware did on the server side is safely reproduce the x86 environment in software, and now we’re doing that on the network side with network virtualization.
And once you’ve done that it’s all programmatically controlled through APIs such that you can create logical networks, you can attach VMs, you can apply services, you can do all kinds of wonderful things in software.
And then when you’re done you hit a button and boom, everything goes back into the resource pool.
via SDN will never happen, says VMware exec – Network World.
In response to these changes in technology, European policy makers are trying to balance consumers’ right to receive timely content with broadcasters’ desire to protect their exclusive — and costly — licensing agreements with the world’s largest film and television studios.
via Europe Opens Inquiry Into Licensing of U.S. Films and TV – NYTimes.com.
The military announced 295 contracts in December, compared with 198 awards with a maximum value of $23 billion during the previous month. The Defense Department is required to announce contracts of at least $6.5 million.
via Pentagon’s December Contracts Climbed 8% as Logjam Eased – Bloomberg.
AT&T has been testing multimode small cells that support 3G, LTE, and WiFi in its labs since at least April 2013. Multimode small cells are some of the most tricky devices for vendors to deliver but will — eventually — offer carriers the most connectivity options.
via AT&T: Multimode Small Cells by Early 2015 | Light Reading.
‘That’s a huge concern because you’re potentially creating an uncontrolled platform upon which you might have people who are sharing confidential information.’
via FEATURE: Mobile collaboration in the enterprise | Information Age.