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Plexxi Offers Software-Defined Networking Starter Kits

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.

2015 Predictions: Microsoft Believes in Clouds Everywhere

Central to its predictions is the connected, virtualized datacenter.

2015 Prediction: The Emergence of Workspace Management-as-a-Service Platform

Mitch Parker of Citrix believes the platform "will offer APIs to connect to all of the on-premises datacenter elements seamlessly."

VMware Releases Real-Time App Delivery Product

App Volumes had its genesis in the acquisition of CloudVolumes last August.

Dell Adds Midokura SDN Overlay for OpenStack

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.

VMware Updates Its Slate of Cloud Products

A new product for automating the software delivery process is officially released as well.

AWS Untethers OpsWorks from Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. this week said its OpsWorks application management service will now be able to work in on-premises servers.

VMware Certifications Set to Expire Next March

The company is offering a discount for those who want to take a recertification test in December.

Docker Adds Orchestration Capabilities

The services are aimed at supporting multi-container, multi-host distributed applications.

AWS Slashes Data Transfer Costs

The cloud price wars continued apace this week, with market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. slashing data transfer costs significantly.

VMware Integrates with Container Platforms

It also builds functionality for Docker Machine, used for remote container orchestration, into several core offerings.

AWS Bends on Upfront Reserved Instances Payments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. this week introduced two new payment options for its EC2 Reserved Instances service.

Rocket Containers, an Alternative to Docker, Blasts Off

CoreOS, in announcing the move, says that Docker has lost sight of its core mission of providing simple application containers.

Survey: OpenStack Dominates Open Source Cloud

CloudStack and Eucalyptus have lost significant market share in the last two years.

Update of Open Shift PaaS Released by Red Hat

The company calls it "a unified development and operations experience."

AWS Expands Partner Program Benefits

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.

AWS Pledges To Run Entirely on Renewable Energy

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. recently joined tech giants like Google and Apple Inc. in promising to run its datacenters solely on renewable energy.

Survey: Data Backup Still Lagging

Respondents expect the cloud to hold most of the industry's data within five years.

VMware Dangles $1,000 Carrot for vCloud Air

The company rolls out a "grand" strategy to draw customers to its hybrid cloud platform.

Docker Gets More Windows Love

Although not a full-fleged client, a new command-line interface may be a harbinger of things to come.

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