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What Is NEC Doing in Silicon Valley? Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. SDN and NFV SDN (intra–data center) I asked Iwata his views on SDN and NFV. He said that in a narrow scope SDN and Openflow are synonymous, while in a wide view SDN includes automation and management of networking and data centers, including such things as orchestration and […]

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What Is NEC Doing in Silicon Valley? Part 1

This is my first time to interview a representative of a Japanese company in Silicon Valley. I was an employee of one of the US subsidiaries of NEC about 20 years ago for several years. Like any other large corporation in the world, NEC has many divisions working on many different areas of C&C (computer […]

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Is Artificial Intelligence Going to Make It This Time?

In the past, AI was talked about for its potential in the computing market, but it was deemed not usable or applicable for a long time. Now AI is being seen in a new light. Some people, like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, have warned that AI may take control over humans and […]

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Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 2

Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Computing environment specification with GUI Quali’s GUI is an entry point to Quali’s ClodShell orchestration platform, which is a powerful tool for specifying a development and testing environment. The GUI allows a user to draw his/her development and testing environment by selecting and placing icons. There are three […]

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Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 1

Under the Hood: Cloud and Data Center Orchestration and Management – Part 1

This blog continues a discussion of Quali Systems’ solutions for cloud and data center orchestration and management. This time I had a chance to talk with Hans Ashlock, technical marketing manager of Quali Systems. Hans Ashlock is pointing to a specified diagram to be created with Quali’s GUI. My objective with the visit was twofold: […]

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How to Manage and Orchestrate Various Kinds of Clouds and Data Centers Easily and Effectively

How to Manage and Orchestrate Various Kinds of Clouds and Data Centers Easily and Effectively

An Interview with Alex Henthorn-Iwane of QualiSystems As we have more ways to manage our ICT infrastructures, from bare metal to virtual, doing so becomes more complex and labor intensive. Manual processes tend to be error prone and not scalable with rapidly multiplying and changing computing resources. We need automated systems to manage various kinds […]

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Current Wireless Technology Trends Reported at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference 2015

Current Wireless Technology Trends Reported at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference 2015

One of the sessions I attended at Teladata’s Technology Convergence Conference (TCC) was about wireless technology trends. Sponsored by W. Bradley Electric, Inc. (WBE) and presented by Paul Billings with no commercial statements, it was very informative about how current wireless technologies are applied to buildings. I summarize this session below. Paul Billings Connected Devices, […]

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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Local vs. Remote Networks If we look at network infrastructure, we notice that there are two major parts. One is local networks and the other is remote networks. The remote networks correspond to clouds that provide remote computing (cloud computing). Note that clouds could consist of multiple smaller […]

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SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

SDN and IoT, Two Big Trends Discussed at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015, Part 1

Both Software Defined Networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are hot topics these days. There was an interesting panel discussion of these two topics together at the recent Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015 at Levi’s stadium. The session was titled SDN and Next Generation Communication Infrastructure for End-to-End Connectivity in the IoT […]

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Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

Fujitsu North America Technology Forum 2015

One of the unknown useful conferences in Silicon Valley is thrown by Fujitsu America. If you know the Japanese ICT market, you should know Fujitsu is one of the major players in Japan. But it is not well known in the US that it ranks 7th in the server market and 4th in the ICT […]

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