Plexxi Inc. today announced software-defined networking (SDN) starter kits designed to provide an easy onramp to the nascent network virtualization technology, targeting three typical use cases.
Central to its predictions is the connected, virtualized datacenter.
Mitch Parker of Citrix believes the platform "will offer APIs to connect to all of the on-premises datacenter elements seamlessly."
App Volumes had its genesis in the acquisition of CloudVolumes last August.
Hardware giant Dell Inc. this week announced a partnership with network virtualization company Midokura that brings its MidoNet software-defined networking (SDN) technology to Dell systems as an overlay option for OpenStack environments.
A new product for automating the software delivery process is officially released as well.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. this week said its OpsWorks application management service will now be able to work in on-premises servers.
The company is offering a discount for those who want to take a recertification test in December.
The services are aimed at supporting multi-container, multi-host distributed applications.
- By John K. Waters
The cloud price wars continued apace this week, with market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. slashing data transfer costs significantly.
It also builds functionality for Docker Machine, used for remote container orchestration, into several core offerings.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. this week introduced two new payment options for its EC2 Reserved Instances service.
CoreOS, in announcing the move, says that Docker has lost sight of its core mission of providing simple application containers.
CloudStack and Eucalyptus have lost significant market share in the last two years.
The company calls it "a unified development and operations experience."
- By John K. Waters
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. announced a raft of enhancements to its AWS Partner Network (APN) during last week's re:Invent conference in Las Vegas.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. recently joined tech giants like Google and Apple Inc. in promising to run its datacenters solely on renewable energy.
Respondents expect the cloud to hold most of the industry's data within five years.
The company rolls out a "grand" strategy to draw customers to its hybrid cloud platform.
Although not a full-fleged client, a new command-line interface may be a harbinger of things to come.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz