My latest posting on NoJitter is now available:
- PilotHouse Vendor Rating
- Contact Center and Customer Engagement
- Cloud and Data Center
- Cost Models and Total Cost of Ownership
- Enterprise Trusted Advisor
- IT Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Technology
- Mobile and Network Services
- Security, Risk Management, and Compliance Research Initiatives
- Unified Communications and Collaboration
At last week’s Enghouse Interactive Analyst Event, I had a chance to get up close and personal with some of their contact center products.
Incoming CISOs like to joke that the first item they’re issued when they begin the new job is a T-shirt with a target on it.
Cavium NEURON Chips Underscore Increasing Need For Intelligent Networks
Cavium is now sampling its new NEURON search processors, which do associative (content-addressed) lookups of data one to two orders of magnitude faster than older ships, are an order of magnitude denser, and consume an order of magnitude less power. This underscores the continuing need for more intelligence in the network to power higher throughputs, lower latencies, and greater application awareness. Search chips power numerous network functions, such as MAC address and access control list lookups in switches and routers, and can play a roll in in-line data deduplication and WAN optimization. With 68% of organizations deploying WAN optimization, 87% expecting to push more packets through their network in the coming year than this year, and 86% projecting increased storage consumption, the need for greater speed in complex lookups only increases.
BTA Bottom Line:
If your network needs are extreme in scale and heavy on content-driven decisions (about switching, routing, or other aspects of the traffic), seek out the vendors using the highest-capacity search-enabling components. Even in a software-defined network, hardware plays an essential role and its embedded abilities make a difference.