data center


Q&A with Fraser Street, VP of Technical Alliances at Silver Peak Fortinet sits down with Fabric-Ready Partner, Silver Peak to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Silver Peak’s approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. Tell us a bit about Silver Peak’s business and the types of customers that you serve. Silver Peak was founded in 2004 and is a global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions. The company serves more than 2000... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Fortinet spoke with Fabric-Ready Partner, Versa Networks to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Versa Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Mar 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Data Centers are undergoing the most radical transformation since they were first created. For decades, they were walled off and isolated vaults containing some of an organization’s most valued assets. Only a handful of data center shamans were authorized to query that data center for information. It’s no coincidence that that largest data center vendor in the world is named Oracle. But today, everyone from executives to employees and consultants to even customers now have access to data center resources, often using homegrown applications... [Read More]
by RSS Ronen Shpirer  |  Oct 17, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Scott Berger has his pulse on the IT security industry, and he talked with us at HIMSS 2016 to share some insights on the value of Fortinet’s Next-Generation Firewall into a VMware NSX Environment, the rise of internal segmentation firewalls and the need to implement these solutions without compromising clinician workflow. “Fortinet offers one of the most complete security ecosystems in both the physical and the virtual space of the software-defined datacenter,” he says. While many people still view security as more or less... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 13, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
What’s the first rule of IT in healthcare? According to Frank Nydam, Senior Director of Healthcare Solutions for VMware, it’s “Don’t get in the caregiver’s way.” Unfortunately, this is often easier said than done, as the industry quickly moves to a more digital and for the time being increasingly complex health information system. Add to this the obvious concerns about security and regulatory compliance and it’s clear that creating systems that are transparent to the caregiver, highly efficient from... [Read More]
by RSS Ryan Witt  |  Jun 03, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
[Editor’s Note: While this post is primarily concerned with Fortinet firewalls, particularly the FortiGate 3700D, it also serves as useful background for anyone considering different deployment scenarios for data center firewalls.] Nestling somewhere near the top of the Fortinet product portfolio is the FortiGate 3700D. Whilst it is generally pitched as a data centre firewall, it is a good deal more flexible than your average big dumb packet pusher. It may be deployed in ultra-low latency, very high capacity, and dedicated Unified Threat... [Read More]
by RSS Glen Kemp  |  May 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Modern data centers are pushing the limits of network performance to keep up with growing demand; their security solutions can’t be bottlenecks. It was only a few short years ago that Gigabit LAN and WAN connections were the standard for speed and performance. In 2013, however, as the SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS markets began to explode, shipments of 100G equipment quadrupled. 1G and 10G still dominated the market then, but we began to see a substantial shift towards much faster core network speeds. As the chart below from Crehan Research shows,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Mar 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It’s the week before Labor Day, and for most of folks in the U.S. that means the end of summer is approaching. But for many of us involved with the data center, it means another exciting virtualization confab is underway in San Francisco with VMworld 2014 at Moscone Center. Of course VMware has long been about more than just server virtualization – over the years, we’ve seen broader focus around VDI and end-user computing, private and hybrid cloud, and more recently network virtualization with NSX. VMware’s broader message on the latter... [Read More]
by RSS Warren Wu  |  Aug 25, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
John Grady is a Research Manager for Security Products and Service at IDC The datacenter is the heart of the enterprise due to its central role across nearly all business processes. In some ways, there's been a reversion back to more centralized IT architecture, leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies to better enable overall business agility. As organizations look to deploy private cloud technologies and further build out next-generation datacenter architectures, the demand for scalable security solutions with integrated management... [Read More]
by RSS John Grady  |  Dec 11, 2013  |  Filed in: Industry Trends