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2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

…consumer confidence in terms of security and privacy. In 2016, we will see companies focus less on trying to become the standard de-facto platform, and more on developing complementary solutions that align with others. This interoperability will allow consumers to more easily build complete secure systems that fit their needs—like combining camera, movement sensors, automation for lights, blinds, smart home appliances and even proactive energy…


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5 Top Challenges of SAN Design: View from our SAN Design Experts – Part 2

…view the discussion here (and thanks to my colleagues Venkat Kirishnamurthyi and Jing Luo for contributing to this discussion). With this in mind, you may find the Cisco MDS architecture discussion video here also useful. #3 Interoperability doesn’t really exist! OK, if you are working in a multi-vendor SAN environment, you probably know this already.  Networks rely on standards that multiple vendors adhere to.  Customers also demand innovation…


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MPI outside of C and Fortran

…s a fairly small jump to assume that the mpiexec from MPI implementation A should be able to launch an MPI job with an app linked against the libmpi from MPI implementation B (hint: that doesn’t work because of lack of interoperability between MPI implementation runtimes). The point is that binary compatibility between MPI implementations is comprised of (much) more than just an ABI.  An MPI implementation ABI still wouldn’t solve…


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Cisco Delivers Improved Lync Interoperability

Did you know that Lync is a fully supported client in Cisco Collaboration Meeting Room (Cisco CMR) meetings. When we say interoperability we mean it. Even when that means supporting proprietary protocols. For instance, to ensure that Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business users can fully experience the power of Cisco conferencing. IDC released the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Unified Communications and Collaboration 2015 Vendor Assessment last…


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IoT Meets Standards, Driving Interoperability and Adoption

…ating conflicting standards and thus inhibiting interoperability and adoption. The IoT industry is working with the major industry standards bodies such as ODVA to migrate existing standards to IP and Ethernet while ensuring interoperability with legacy protocols. Creating horizontal architectural frameworks: The IoT World Forum has been working on a common model to drive interoperability across all IoT components: devices and controllers,…


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