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Nuage Networks, Talari SD-WAN tack on multi-cloud connectivity

Software-defined WAN vendors are rushing to enhance their SD-WAN platforms with multi-cloud support, as more enterprises and service providers migrate their workloads to the cloud. This week, both Nuage Networks and Talari made multi-cloud connectivity announcements of their own.

Nuage Networks, a Nokia company, updated its SD-WAN platform — Virtualized Network Services — to better support SaaS and multi-cloud connectivity.

The platform enhancement moves to address three specific pain points among customers, according to Hussein Khazaal, Nuage’s vice president of marketing and partnerships. The three points, multi-cloud connectivity, value-added services and end-to-end security, are already available to customers.

“It’s a single platform that you can deploy today and get connectivity to software as a service,” Khazaal said. “We support customers as they send traffic directly from the branch to the SaaS application.”

In addition to multi-cloud connectivity, Nuage VNS offers customers the option to add value-added services — or virtual network functions (VNFs) — that can be embedded within the SD-WAN platform, hosted in x86 customer premises equipment (CPE) or through service chaining (a set of network services interconnected through the network to support an application). These VNFs are available from more than 40 third-party partners and can include services like next-generation firewalls, voice over IP and WAN optimization, Khazaal said.

While many service providers are leaning toward the VNF and virtual CPE approach, the process isn’t simple, according to Lee Doyle, principal analyst at Doyle Research.

“Many service providers are finding the vCPE and VNF approach side to be challenging,” Doyle said. “Those with the resources can, and will, pursue it, and that’s where Nuage could be a piece of the puzzle.”

When it comes to enterprise customers, however, the VNF approach is less attainable, both Doyle and Khazaal noted.

“Nuage is one piece of the puzzle that a customer might add if they’re able to do it themselves,” Doyle said. “But most customers don’t want to piece together different elements.”

For smaller enterprise customers, Khazaal recommended using the option with embedded features, like stateful firewall and URL filtering, built into the SD-WAN platform.

Although Nuage has more than 400 enterprise customers, according to a company statement, its primary market is among service providers. Nuage counts more than 50 service providers as partners that offer managed SD-WAN services — including BT, Cogeco Peer 1, Telefónica and Vertel — and has been a proven partner for service providers over the years, Doyle said.

“Nuage is a popular element of service providers’ managed services strategies, including SD-WAN,” he said. “These enhancements will be attractive mainly to the service providers.”

Nuage VNS is available now with perpetual and subscription-based licenses, and varies based on desired features and capabilities.

Talari launches Cloud Connect for SaaS, multi-cloud connectivity

In an additional multi-cloud move, Talari updated its own SD-WAN offering with Talari Cloud Connect, a platform that supports access to cloud-based and SaaS applications.

Talari also named five accompanying Cloud Connect partners: RingCentral, Pure IP, Evolve IP, Meta Networks and Mode. These partners will run Talari’s Cloud Connect point of presence (POP) technology in their own infrastructure, creating a tunnel from the customer’s Talari software into the cloud or SaaS service, according to Andy Gottlieb, Talari’s co-founder and chief marketing officer.

“The technology at the service provider is multi-tenant, so they only have to stand up one instance to support multiple customers,” Gottlieb said. Meantime, enterprises can use the Cloud Connect tunnel without having to worry about building infrastructure in the cloud, which reduces costs and complexity, he added.

Talari’s partner list reflects the demands of both customers and service providers, he said. Unified communications vendors like RingCentral, for example, require reliable connectivity and low latency for their applications. Meta Networks, on the other hand, offers cloud-based security capabilities, which enterprises are increasingly adding to their networks. Talari SD-WAN already supports multi-cloud connectivity to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Talari Cloud Connect will be available at the end of October. The software comes at no additional charge for Talari customers with maintenance contracts or with subscriptions, Gottlieb said. Also, Cloud Connect partners can use the Cloud Connect POP software free of charge to connect to Talari SD-WAN customers, he added.

Windows troubleshooting tools to improve VM performance

Whether virtualized workloads stay on premises or move to the cloud, support for those VMs remains in the data center with the administrator.

When virtualized workloads don’t perform as expected, admins need to roll up their sleeves and break out the Windows troubleshooting tools. Windows has always had some level of built-in diagnostic ability, but it only goes so deep.

Admins need to stay on top of ways to analyze ailing VMs, but they also need to find ways to trim deployments to control resource use and costs for cloud workloads.

VM Fleet adds stress to your storage

VM Fleet tests the performance of your storage infrastructure by simulating virtual workloads. VM Fleet uses PowerShell to create a collection of VMs and run a stress test against the allocated storage.

This process verifies that your storage meets expectations before deploying VMs to production. VM Fleet doesn’t help troubleshoot issues, but it helps confirm the existing performance specifications before you ramp up your infrastructure. After the VMs are in place, you can use VM Fleet to perform controlled tests of storage auto-tiering and other technologies designed to adjust workloads during increased storage I/O.

VM Fleet tests the performance of your storage infrastructure by simulating virtual workloads.

Sysinternals utilities offer deeper insights

Two Windows troubleshooting tools from the Microsoft Sysinternals collection, Process Explorer and Process Monitor, should be staples for any Windows admin.

Process Explorer gives you in-depth detail, including the dynamic link library and memory mapped files loaded by a process. Process Explorer also lets you dig in deep to uncover issues rather than throwing more resources at an application and, thus, masking the underlying problem.

Process Explorer
Process Explorer lets administrators do a technical deep dive into Windows processes that the Task Manager can’t provide.

Process Monitor captures real-time data of process activity, and Registry and file system changes on Windows systems. It also provides detailed information on the process trees.

Administrators can use Process Monitor’s search and filtering functions to help administrator focus on particular events that occur over a longer period of time.

VMMap and RAMMap detail the memory landscape

Another Sysinternals tool called VMMap shows what types of virtual memory is assigned to a process and its committed memory, which is the virtual memory reserved by the operating system. This tool shows where allocated memory is used with a visual presentation.

VMMap measurements
VMMap shows how the operating system maps physical memory and uses memory in the virtual space to help administrators analyze how applications work with memory resources.

VMMap doesn’t check the hypervisor layer, but it does detail virtual memory use provided by the OS. Combined with other tools that view the hypervisor, VMMap gives a complete picture of the applications’ memory usage.

Another tool called RAMMap is similar to VMMap, but it works at the operating system level rather than the process level. Administrators can use both tools to get a complete picture of how applications are getting and using the memory.

BgInfo puts pertinent information on display

BgInfo is a small Sysinternals utility that displays selected system information on the desktop, such as the machine name, IP address, patch version and storage information.

While it’s not difficult to find these settings, making them more visible can help when you log into multiple VMs in a short amount of time. It’s also helpful to avoid installations on the wrong VM or even rebooting the wrong VM.

For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

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Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
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Transforming IT infrastructure and operations to drive digital business

It’s time for organizations to modernize their IT infrastructure and operations to not just support, but to drive digital business, according to Gregory Murray, research director at Gartner.

But to complete that transformation, organizations need to first understand their desired future state, he added.

“The future state for the vast majority of organizations is going to be a blend of cloud, on prem and off prem,” Murray told the audience at the recent Gartner Catalyst conference. “What’s driving this is the opposing forces of speed and control.”

From 2016 to 2024, the percentage of new workloads that will be deployed through on-premises data centers is going to plummet from about 80% to less than 20%, Gartner predicts. During the same period, cloud adoption will explode — going from less than 10% to as much as 45% — with off-premises, colocation and managed hosting facilities also picking up more workloads.

IT infrastructure needs to provide capabilities across these platforms, and operations must tackle the management challenges that come with it, Murray said.

How to transform IT infrastructure and operations

Once organizations have defined their future state — and Murray urged organizations to start with developing a public cloud strategy to determine which applications will be in the cloud — they should begin modernizing their infrastructure, he told the audience at the Gartner Catalyst conference. 

“Programmatic control is the key to enabling automation and automation is, of course, critical to addressing the disparity between the speed that we can deliver and execute in cloud, and improving our speed of execution on prem,” he said. 

Organizations will also need developers with the skills to take advantage of it, he said. Another piece of the automation equation when modernizing the infrastructure to gain speed is standardization, he said.

The future state for the vast majority of organizations is going to be a blend of cloud, on prem and off prem.
Gregory Murrayresearch director, Gartner

“We need to standardize around those programmatic building blocks, either by using individual components of software-defined networking, software-defined compute and software-defined storage, or by using a hyper-converged system.”

Hyper-converged simplifies the complexity associated with establishing programmatic control and helps create a unified API for infrastructure, he said.

Organizations also need to consider how to uplevel their standardization, according to Murray. This is where containers come into play. The atomic unit of deployment is specific to an application and it abstracts much of the dependencies and complications that come with moving an application independent of its operating system, he explained.

“And if we can do that, now I have a construct that I can standardize around and deploy into cloud, into on prem, into off prem and give it straight to my developers and give them the ability to move quickly and deploy their applications,” he said.

Hybrid is the new normal

To embrace this hybrid environment, Murray said organizations should establish a fundamental substrate to unify these environments.

“The two pieces that are so fundamental that they precede any sort of hybrid integration is the concept of networks — specifically your WAN and WAN strategy across your providers — and identity,” Murray said. “If I don’t have fundamental identity constructs, governance will be impossible.”

Organizations looking to modernize their network for hybrid capabilities should resort to SD-WAN, Murray said. This provides software-defined control that extends outside of the data center and allows a programmatic approach and automation around their WAN connectivity to help keep that hybrid environment working together, he explained.

But to get that framework of governance in place across this hybrid environment requires a layered approach, Murray said. “It’s a combination of establishing principles, publishing the policies and using programmatic controls to bring as much cloud governance as we can.”

Murray also hinted that embracing DevOps is the first step in “a series of cultural changes” that organizations are going to need to truly modernize IT infrastructure and operations. For those who aren’t operating at agile speed, operations still needs to get out of the business of managing tickets and delivering resources and get to a self-service environment where operations and IT are involved in brokering the services, he added.

There is also need to have a monitoring framework in place to gain visibility across the environment. Embracing AIOps — which uses big data, data analytics and machine learning — can help organizations become more predictive and more proactive with their operations, he added.

For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

Price and currency: Varies
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

Price and currency: Varies
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

Price and currency: Varies
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

Price and currency: Varies
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

Price and currency: Varies
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – GPU Mining Clear Out – 3x Titan XP, 1x 1080Ti & 8x 1070Ti

I’ve got some more ASICs on the way and my home power ring won’t support them on top of what I already have, so the GPUs have to go.

The memory has been raised to between 300-500MHz on most of the GPUs, with the power limit dropped to 85% for the majority of their life – so well within normal operating parameters.

No faults, no issues at all. Always kept within good temp limits and in a ventalated dry area.

All have original boxes.

The 1080ti & 1070tis all have transferable warranty. The Titan XPs are under warranty til August 2019 – I am not certain of the transferability of the warranty from Nvidia direct, however if you have any issues – you will have my contact details and I’ll be most happy to deal with the warranty for you or compensate you for any failure.

2x Titan XP (2016 w/ 3584 shaders) – £500 each – Warranty til August 2019 (1 sold, 2 remain)
1x Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080 Ti – £500 – Warranty til July 2021
8x EVGA 1070Ti SC ACX3 – £300 each – Warranty til December 2020

Shipping included & happy to consider offers / bundle discounts.

Photos can be taken if necessary.

Price and currency: Varies
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Crypto
Location: Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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