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HP makes fresh software-defined networking push

HP embeds support for the OpenFlow communications protocol into a wider range of network infrastructure and releases applications for its software-defined networking controller.

March 31, 2014

No hackers: Twitter outage caused by 'cascaded bug'

Social networking site Twitter has recovered from an outage that left millions of members unable to access the site and post messages for up to two hours, putting the cause of the problem down to a bug in one of its infrastructure components.ZDNet UK first noticed the outage at 17:00 BST on Thursday.

June 21, 2012 by

Nicira platform brings network virtualization to cloud

Nicira aims to bring enterprise private networking to the cloud. The company's Network Virtualization Platform (NVP) oftware-based system that creates a distributed virtual network infrastructure in cloud data centers. It is being used by AT&T, eBay and Rackspace

February 6, 2012 by

Cisco overtakes HP in data center market

Global data center infrastructure market worth US$26.2 billion in third-quarter 2011, with Cisco outpacing HP for pole position. But networking giant's position in x86 blade server market still behind HP, reveals research firm.

December 13, 2011 by

The technology behind Disney's Club Penguin

Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin and now a Disney exec, talks infrastructure, a social networking overhaul and a new round of features for the site with 150 million registered users.

October 27, 2011

Facebook: Virtualisation does not scale

Facebook refuses to employ virtualisation across its infrastructure, because the technology does not scale efficiently, the director of the social networking site's labs division has said.The social network shies away from abstracting its technology into virtual machines because at large-scale, the economics don't work out and the cost of dealing with hardware failures is too high, Gio Coglitore of Facebook Labs, said at a press event on Tuesday.

March 15, 2011 by

Google signals datacentre doubling

Google may be ramping up spending on datacentres, though whether the money is going on new sites or upgrading existing ones is unknown.In Google's quarter two financial results (Q2 2010) the search titan disclosed that it had made $476m (£312m) in capital expenditures, the "majority of which was related to IT infrastructure investments, including datacentres, servers and networking equipment.

July 20, 2010 by

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