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Amazon Cuts Cloud Storage Prices to Nearly Nothing

The cloud giant undercuts the competition in the "how low can you go?" contest.

Surface 3 Unveiled by Microsoft

The newest version of its tablet will come with a free Windows 10 upgrade offer.

IBM Opens Innovation Centers for Testing SDN

IBM Corp. opened two Network Innovation Centers to help customers explore software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), and other emerging virtualization and cloud technologies.

Converged Infrastructure Platforms Have a Growth Spurt

Year-over-year sales were up more than 30 percent over 2013, according to IDC.

Microsoft Working to Sync Local and Azure Active Directory Services

Redmond has released a second preview of Azure AD Connect.

Cloud Adoption Survey Points to SDN Demand

The latest membership survey from the Open Data Center Alliance shows increased use of software-defined networking technologies with even more demand forecast for the near future.

Microsoft Unveils Availability on Demand for Azure

The bundled service offering works with Hyper-V now, with VMware compatibility in the preview stage.

Report: Microsoft Not the Major Security Offender on Windows

Third-party software dominates the vulnerabilities, according to Secunia.

Oracle Demos Virtualized Carrier-Grade Performance

Oracle claims it has demonstrated for the first time that a virtualized environment based on network functions virtualization (NFV) can achieve carrier-grade performance.

Juniper Contrail SDN Joins Mirantis OpenStack Party

Mirantis announced the integration of Juniper Networks Contrail, a software-defined networking overlay platform, into its "pure-play" OpenStack distribution.

Poll Snapshot: Backup/Disaster Recovery Lagging for Cloud, Virtualization

Companies are beginning to address those concerns, a Zetta survey finds.

Survey: Security Is Top Reason for Cloud Hesitancy

The poll revealed that 90 percent of companies are still wary of data protection in the cloud.

AWS Named Top Public Cloud for Software Development

Recently besieged by competitors in a series of recent surveys that indicate strong challenges to its longstanding cloud supremacy, Amazon Web Services nevertheless was recently ranked by Forrester Research Inc. as the top public cloud platform for software development.

Cisco Boosts Network Programmability

Cisco enhanced its portfolio of services provider solutions with increased programmability and virtualization features, furthering its application-centric vision of new-age networking highlighted by new technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN).

Juniper Expands SDN Capabilities, Starting with Silicon

Juniper Networks expanded its software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities with new silicon, switches and software.

Google Nearline Storage Challenges AWS

Google Inc. challenged established cloud services leader Amazon Web Services Inc. with last week's introduction of a beta Nearline Storage service for housing data that needs to be kept by enterprises but is infrequently accessed.

Gartner: CIOs Need To Consider Cloud First

A new survey shows that many executives still prefer only what they know.

SDN Initiatives Launched as Industry Matures

Several software-defined networking-flavored projects were announced at this week's Open Compute Project summit, while Telco Systems became the latest vendor to propose an initiative to bring more structure to the growing SDN and network functions virtualization industry.

vSphere 6 Now Available

The latest revision has more than 650 upgrades.

For Hyperconvergence Vendor SimpliVity, a Customer Becomes a Funder

The company gets a new round of cash, raising its value to more than $1 billion.

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