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VMware Offers On-Demand Cloud with a Credit Card

The company provides $300 in free credits to test out the new service.

Fighting Vendor Lock-in, Brocade Offers Free One-Year License for SDN Controller

The latest move to help companies test the software-defined networking (SDN) waters comes from Brocade Communications Systems Inc., which yesterday announced a free, one-year license for its new Vyatta Controller.

Microsoft to Give Away Windows 10 to Current Users

The offer applies to users all the way back to Windows 7, and includes Windows Phone.

Next Windows 10 Preview to Focus on Consumer Aspects

Among the new features is an expected second browser that will run alongside Internet Explorer.

vCloud Air Gets Disaster Recovery Capabilities

Also coming in 2015: advanced networking services.

Citrix Unveils Workspace Cloud

The former Workspace Services gets a cloud makeover with a unified management UI.

Report: SDN Needs Work at Higher Networking Levels

The emerging software-defined networking (SDN) technology needs to address higher-level networking functionalities in order to help enterprises realize their goal of reduced operating expenses, according to a report from F5 Networks Inc.

New Software-Defined Networking Tool Announced

Open Virtual Network is aimed at users of Open vSwitch and the OpenStack cloud platform.

Fastest AWS EC2 Instances Hit General Availability

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc. this week launched its newest EC2 instance category, C4, based on the Intel Haswell processor.

XenServer 6.5 Released

The latest iteration promises dramatic increases in I/O speeds.

Survey: Not So Fast on this SDN Thing

Amid the software-defined networking (SDN) hype and wide-ranging predictions about huge growth and imminent industry transformation comes data from a new Piper Jaffray survey indicating prognosticators may be a little too optimistic -- at least in terms of timing.

Report: Cloud Spending Nearly a Third of All IT Infrastructure Spending

The figures come via IDC's new quarterly cloud infrastructure tracker.

Red Hat Certification Caps Big SDN Year for Big Switch Networks

Big Switch Networks Inc. capped off a big year in the software-defined networking (SDN) industry by announcing its flagship networking fabric was awarded certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5, laying the groundwork for OpenStack cloud computing implementations.

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.

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