Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Well, some of you know that I'm on a two month sabbatical now - away from my previous job at IBM.
So I have not been following the storage market very closely these days - but have focused on other (more?) important things in life - like mountain biking and enjoying hikes with my family.

The great thing is that we had a beautiful spring this year in Zurich with lots of sunshine and warm weather, as you can see in the weather report for March here!

Still, there was a couple things that caught my attention and they are around SDN (software defined networking): While I was doing online research and was trying to figure out, where the industry is going in relation to this topic, I found a great series of blog posts and articles over at the InformationWeek site (thanks folks!).

I have summarized these for you:
First, start here with an industry overview and download the SDN market report (login required).
Then, you can read a detailed analysis by vendor - what their strategies and solutions are:
Part 2: CISCO, Arista and HP
 Details for CISCO ACI (application centric infrastructure), part 1 and part 2.
Part 3: Juniper, Brocade, Dell
Part 4: VMware, Avaya