Tag: Cloud Networking

Interop 2012 New York — The Big News of “Big Data”

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As you would expect, while Interop New York 2012 was heavily rooted in traditional IT networking, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the advent of cloud computing. Traditional network gear manufacturers were all displaying their cloud-ready boxes next to IaaS providers like ProfitBricks. The Growing Ground-Swell of “Big Data” While everyone was talking about the cloud, the growing ground-swell […]

Gartner: Cloud Services to Surpass $109B in ’12

Public Cloud Analyst View: Gartner On September 18, 2012, Gartner, Inc. released an update to its market report on the public cloud services market sector –Forecast Overview: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2011-2016, 2Q12 Update – underscoring the fact that interest in public cloud services is ramping up faster than most analysts expected. The public cloud services segment is now expected to […]

InfiniBand – A Great Cloud Computing Network Interconnect


Earlier this  week Alex Benik  (Twitter: @ abenik) of Battery Ventures a VC firm with offices in Boston, CA and Israel blogged about InfiniBand network interconnect technology on the popular technology blog GigaOM. Link to the original post: InfiBand. Back from the dead? ProfitBricks selected InfiniBand architecture as the network interconnect for our IaaS service back in 2010.  Our founder and network […]

VMware, Nicira and ProfitBricks Virtualized Cloud Networks


This week’s news of the Series A funding of  Software Defined Networking Contrail Systems and VMware acquiring Nicira hit a chord with our architecture and development teams at ProfitBricks.  Nicira’s virtualized networking platform, born from the founders experience in inventing OpenFlow and their work on cloud platforms brings to the forefront the need for a new networking model in the cloud.  VMware’s $1.26 billion purchase […]