Network Communications News (NCN) August 2016 - Page 8

I NDUST RY NEW S Study suggests virtualised services have reached ‘tipping point’ Demand for virtualised applications, services and virtual network functions (VNFs) in the UK has tipped into the business mainstream with nearly two thirds of enterprises (61 per cent) either already investing in some form of virtualised application or planning to do so in the next 12 months. The significant extent of the adoption of virtualised applications, enterprises’ purchase preferences and strategies for these technologies was among the findings from an independent study commissioned by Ciena and conducted by Opinion Matters. The study assessed virtualised applications, such as software based managed services like routers, encryption, firewalls and WAN optimisation services that have traditionally been based on dedicated hardware. The Ciena commissioned survey illustrates the investment plans and views of enterprises around virtualised service delivery and their key decision factors when selecting vendors and managed service providersto implement these technologies. Joe Marsella, CTO EMEA at Ciena, commented, ‘Software and virtualisation, combined with new DevOps style approaches, are key components for flexible and adaptive ICT – and also essential to establish a more agile business culture. By enhancing services with virtual applications that appeal to enterprises, improve service velocity and incorporate the flexibility needed to build, trial and release applications more rapidly, service providers will strengthen their ability to compete in today’s challenging business environment.’ The independent blind study was conducted by Opinion Matters among 252 UK IT decision makers, including 126 networking and communications decision makers across the IT and telecoms, finance, retail, healthcare, construction, manufacturing and utilities industries with a turnover of more than £2m. Respondents were asked to share their investment, strategic and supplier plans regarding virtualised enterprise applications. New metric to assess data centre cooling performance launched by The Green Grid The Green Grid has developed a new multi-metric view that will provide a broader understanding of a data centre’s cooling performance and enable data centre managers to take more informed decisions to maximise performance. The new addition to the metric family builds on the success of PUE with its focus on power ratios (PUEr) to include IT thermal conformance and resilience to demonstrate performance during both normal operations and in failure scenarios. The Performance Indicator will enable data centre operators to predict the impact of proposed changes before implementation and choose configurations that deliver the best combination of efficiency, resilience and conformance for the organisation. Commenting on the development of the Performance Indicator, Roel Castelein, EMEA marketing )ȁQɕɥͅaQͥɔѼхɽٔфɔəɵ́)ѥٔȁѡфɔɅѽȸQ́م䰁䁅х)ѡфɔٔЁ䁽Ʌѽ͕́ɍȁɕͥٔչх)ѡȁ+aIѡȁѡѕ䁉եѡAəɵ%ѽȁɥɽѡɽչѡɥ)́ɕѕѼɕ́ѡЁɥѥ́фɗéəɵ])AÚѥٔѕ݅ɐѼɔɕЁ䁕ɝ䁕䰁ɑȁѼх͠ɔ)є٥܁䁍ѡɕեɕЁѼձєѥٕ́ѡф)ɗéɔѡɵхє́ͼɥѥd)QѕЁɥ́եЁѥ́ͼɕѕQɕɥՑ)QAݕȁUͅѥٕ̀AUѡAɽՍѥ٥%ѽȸ ɕѱ䰁ѡAUɥ́)͕Ѽ͕́ѡфɗéɕͽɍ́́ͥѥٔѽȁɝ)ɝͅѥ́٥ɽٕ䁕ɝ䁕хɝ̸!ݕٕȰѡ͕)ѡȁ٥ɥ́ѡȁѼɥѥ͵́ɥ́ѼչЁȁѡ)хЁ́əɵ)Qɕ́ѡ͔ɹ́ѕȁչхфɗéəɵѡAəɵ)%ѽȁ́ѡɕ䁵ɥAUɅѥ%PQɵ ɵ%PQɵIͥ)Q͔ɥ́ݕɔٕѼՅѕɕЁ܁եЁ́ɥɵ)Ʌѥѕѥ̰ɔ͍ɥ́ѼɔѡЁѡ͕͕䁵х)́Ѽ͔ɽѕЁ%PեЁѡɽ՝Ё́ѥ䰁ͥѡ͔ɥ)ݥ܁фɔɅѽ́Ѽ٥Յ͔ѡЁ́ѡ䁵Ѽхх)ѡɵəɵݡɽ٥ɝ䁕((Ր͡Ёձ)ɔѡāɥ%P)5ɔѡāɥ%Pݥɕѱ䁽ȁɕѱ䁅ѕѡ͡ЁѼՐɥ)ѡЁٔ啅̰ɑѼѹȸQ́ݥՐѥѡЁѥٔ)ɍ́%Pͥѡɱ䁑́ѡх+a ՐЁɅѕ́ɔѡչѥȁх她ɕمЁЁݽɱdͅ)ͽɕ͕ɍ٥ɕͥЁЁѹȸaQɭЁȁՐ͕٥́́ɽݸѼՍ)ѕЁѡЁЁ́܁хɍхѽх%PѼɕє܁Ʌѥ)хе́ɸѡՐɽ٥̻d)%Ṕѕ͡ѥɽɅѥ%Pɥ́ѼՐ͕٥̀Ր͡ФQ)ɕєչЁՐ͡Ё؁́ѥѕѼɕʼnɕͥѼى) Ր͡ЁɅѕ́ɔѕɵ䁍ɥ%PՐ͕٥́ݥѠɅѥՐ͕٥́ѡͅɭЁѕɥ̸)%ѥѼѡɕЁ́Ր͡а䁵ɭ́ݥѕɕѱ)%ѥ她ɕЁ́%P͕Ёɍͥ́ɔѡ䁅ɔѥѡ)ЁمՔЁ܁ɔɔɽѕѕЁɥͬ́ݕ́ͥѥѡѼ)ѡ܁չѥ͕́䁍Ր͡и+a Ր͡Ё́ЁЁЁՐ́ɝͅѥ́Ք܁%PɍѕɔɅѥ)ͽ䰁ѡ䁉ɕɕȁ܁չѥ́х̰ͥՑ)Ʌѥ%Pͽѥ́Ս́ѡ%ѕɹЁQ̳dͅͽaѡɵɔɝͅѥ)Ʌ幅Ր͕Ʌѥ́ͥѥѡ͕ٕ́ѕȁȁЁѥͅѥ)ɕ͕ѥѥٕ̻d((((ش%9̹((ȼ؀((0