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Interop: Open Compute Project To Tackle Network Switching

(InformationWeek) By David F. Carr

Since Facebook kicked off the Open Compute Project by donating its overall data center design, the OCP Foundation has been chipping away at open sourcing designs for all of the critical components that go into the data center. Next up: network switches.

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Government encourages 'cloud-first' strategy against backdrop of G-cloud iii launch

(ITPro) By Jane McCallion

Government departments will have to look at cloud options first before opting to use other technologies under a new 'public cloud-first' strategy unveiled today by the Cabinet Office.

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With SDN, Cisco Will Unlock Value Of Installed Hardware Worth $180 Billion

(Seeking Alpha) By Andy Batts

Cisco recently sends Wall Street two clear messages, according to SearchSDN: "SDN will not cannibalize our hardware business" and "VMware will not eat our network virtualization lunch."

Cisco's SDN strategy, better known as Cisco Open Network Environment (Cisco ONE), is still more vision than products. Cisco isn't giving customers SDN as such.

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SDN will transform your network – but not just yet

(Computer Weekly) By Steve Evans

Software-defined networking will revolutionise the router and switch business and wipe millions off costs. So what’s holding it up?

Software-defined networking (SDN) is the decoupling of the hardware layer and the control plane in network infrastructure.

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Data Protection and Apps: Article 29 Working Group Opinion

The European data protection authorities of the Article 29 Working Party have adopted an opinion addressing the key data protection risks of mobile apps. The  opinion details the specific obligations of app developers and all other parties involved in the development and distribution of apps under European data protection law. Other parties include app stores, advertising providers and Operating System and device manufacturers. Special attention is paid to apps targeting children. Free and informed consent of end users is essential for compliance with European data protection law.

The full opinion including obligations and recommendations can be found here.


Microsoft joins Open Data Center Alliance to promote cloud standards, interoperability

(ZDNet) Between the Lines By Zack Whittaker

Microsoft has joined the Open Data Center Alliance, an independent IT consortium with a view of providing a unified and open vision for long-term data center and cloud computing standards.

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Open Data Comes to Market

This report by Kieron O’Hara sumarises the discussion at the seminar 'Open Data Comes to Market: the Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Apps', which brought together developers, small businesses, government and other public sector officials to try to develop an understanding of what the ideal open data market would look like in the crime and criminal justice sector, in terms of the balances between public and private, small developers and large systems, and different ways of presenting data as accessible information.

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e 7 Truths of SDN

(Juniper Networks) By Bob Muglia

Yesterday at Juniper’s Partner Conference in Las Vegas, I dispelled those myths at the beginning of a presentation called “Decoding SDN.”  For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see the presentation, I thought it would be helpful to quickly outline those myths here.

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Qosmos Co-publishes White Paper with Heavy Reading on “The Role of DPI In An SDN World”

Network Intelligence and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology provider Qosmos today announced release of a new white paper, “The Role of DPI In An SDN World,” prepared by Graham Finnie, Chief Analyst at Heavy Reading, on behalf of Qosmos.

The white paper explores current market drivers for DPI and its importance for network operators within virtual networking initiatives, such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and cloud-based services.

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