Cloud Computing

Microsoft Azure Gets Unexpected New Support Partner: Rackspace

It will offer round-the-clock support for new or existing Azure deployments.

Replicate Your vSphere 6.0 Infrastructure in the Cloud

Using Ravello Systems to create proof-of-concept upgrades.

Linux on Azure Gets More Microsoft Love

Redmond will add installation and configuration help for various Linux distributions.

Azure Site Recovery Now Handles VMware Workloads

Microsoft pitches it as a "unified solution for workload-aware disaster recovery."

The Limitations of Appliance Servers

Do you need what vendors are selling?

Public Cloud Spending To Grab One-Third of All IT Dollars in 2015

Within four years, predicts IDC, that number will increase to nearly half of all infrastructure spending.

Masergy Moves Routing and Firewall to Software with Network Functions Virtualization

Masergy Communications announced Virtual f(n), an NFV solution that puts networking routing and firewall capabilities entirely into the software realm.

Pluribus Leads SDN-Based Converged Infrastructure Effort

Pluribus Networks, on a mission to advance software-defined networking, has teamed up with Red Hat and Super Micro Computer to demonstrate a converged infrastructure package.

Real-Life Azure, Part 2: Branch Office Setup

Digging into Azure IaaS, migrating LOB systems and more.

Docker Containers Get Extended by Microsoft

Microsoft demos a container app that works on both Linux and Windows.

BlueData Supports Hadoop and Spark on Docker

It's marketed as a simple way to get started with Big Data projects.

VMware Jumps Into IDaaS Ring

The company says its new product does not compete with Microsoft's Active Directory.

Pluribus Puts Netvisor on Dell Open Networking Switches

Pluribus Networks is putting its Pluribus Open Netvisor Linux OS on the hardware giant's Open Networking switches in a software-defined networking partnership.

Open Source Groups Release SDN and NFV Software

Things are moving smartly forward in the world of upstart, disruptive networking technologies such as software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, as open source stewards in both camps have come out with new software releases.

Microsoft Azure Expands North of the Border

Two new datacenters in Canada will bring the global total to 22.

Two OpenStack-Focused Companies Get Bought

Blue Box and Piston are swallowed up by Cisco and IBM.

What Does the Cisco Acquisition of Piston Mean?

The number of independent OpenStack vendors is rapidly shrinking.

Survey: Performance Issues Are Top 'Pain Point' for Storage

The study also found that two out three organizations have more than 50 percent of workloads virtualized.

How Many Nines of Uptime Do You Need?

Service providers have many uptime guarantees. Which one you choose should be dictated on a workload-by-workload basis.

InterCloud Launches Proof-of-Concept SDN/NFV Lab Service

InterCloud Systems today launched a new cloud service to provide a lab environment for companies wishing to prove concepts based on modern, emerging software-defined networking and network functions virtualization technologies.

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