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3 Virtualization Predictions for 2015

Dan sees more infiltration of virtualization technologies into the enterprise in the coming year.

2015 Predictions: Microsoft Believes in Clouds Everywhere

Central to its predictions is the connected, virtualized datacenter.

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.

Defining 'Software-Defined' Environments

Is "software-defined" just a marketing catchphrase, or does it have real promise?

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."

A First Look at the HP StoreServ Management Console

Efficient and easy block and file storage.

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.

Storage Virtualization in the Cloud: A No-Brainer

Dan's excited about where the storage industry is headed.

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.

What Admins Need to Know About Azure

If you haven't looked at or used Microsoft Azure lately, you're missing out. See what it offers, and find out if it will benefit your business.

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.

Mirantis Offers Free Developer Edition of OpenStack

Dan says it's a clever play to lure developers to the open source cloud platform.

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.

It's Godzilla vs. Rodan in 'Container Wars'

Dan analyzes the new fight brewing between Docker and its challengers, including the just-announced Rocket.

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.

Application Troubleshooting Gets Harder

A survey showed that more than a third of companies rely on user notifications to alert them to trouble, instead of monitoring tools.

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