Microsoft Unveils Availability on Demand for Azure

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

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.

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 service 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.

Gartner: CIOs Need To Consider Cloud First

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

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.

vSphere 6 Now Available

The latest revision has more than 650 upgrades.

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.

Eucalyptus AWS Cloud Tool Highlights HP Helion Updates

Improvements to the HP Helion Eucalyptus solution for creating private clouds compatible with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) highlighted recent updates to Hewett Packard's Helion cloud ecosystem tools.

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.

SDN and NFV Shine at Mobile World Congress

For a mobile conference, there was a lot of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization buzz at the recent Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona as mobile service providers are at the vanguard of an industry gearing up for the era of new-age networking.

Windows Containers and 'Microvisors'

A new Microsoft partner, Sphere 3D, is making containers that have fewer dependencies than Docker.

VMware Extends Recertification Deadline

The company calls the reversal a "sudden" decision due to several factors, including test center snafus.

Docker Buys Software-Defined Networking Startup

SocketPlane, which took off just three months ago, will add six SDN experts to the Docker roll.

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