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Verizon Takes SDN Wireless, with the Help of AI

Software-defined networking's move into the wireless arena is exemplified by Verizon's debut of its Software Defined Wireless Local Area Network (SD WLAN).

Azure Gains on AWS in New State of the Cloud Report

RightScale says Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform is chasing undisputed leader Amazon Web Services in the race for enterprise market and mind share.

Oracle to Quadruple Datacenter Operations

In a move widely seen as a direct challenge to current cloud-infrastructure leaders Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Google Inc. and Microsoft, Oracle Corp. announced plans this week to quadruple its current datacenter operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Apache Updates CloudStack IaaS Platform for Cloud Orchestration

The Apache Software Foundation today announced CloudStack v4.11, the newest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform for enterprise cloud orchestration.

New 'Virtual Patch' Protects Apps Against Known Flaws

This week virtualization-based application security provider Waratek announced the release of the newest addition to its Runtime Application Security Platform, Waratek Patch.

VMware Previews AWS Greengrass Appliance for IoT Edge Device Services

VMware has taken the wraps off a new appliance that lets users of its vSphere cloud computing virtualization platform perform analytics, serverless computing and even machine learning on Internet of Things edge devices via the AWS Greengrass service.

New AT&T Open Source Project Supports 'White-Box' Networking Hardware

AT&T, one of the companies at the forefront of the modern software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) movements, said it will open source a homegrown project that champions the use of white-box hardware in such new-age installations.

Microsoft's Cloud Efforts Propel Its Q2 Earnings

Microsoft's relentless focus on transitioning to the cloud have resulted in strong financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2018.

Red Hat Looks to Solidify Container-Based Platform Presence with Acquisition of CoreOS

Red Hat Inc. this week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform and container-native solutions provider CoreOS for the reported purchase price of $250 million.

VMware vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3 Now Available

VMware Inc. announced the 1.3 version release of its enterprise container infrastructure technology, vSphere Integrated Containers.

Study Says Versa's SD-WAN Platform Works Well on AWS Cloud

The Cloud IP Platform from Versa Networks can help organizations implement SD-WANs on the Amazon Web Services cloud, according to research commissioned by the cloud giant.

Linux Foundation Seeks Open Source Networking Collaboration

The Linux Foundation, said to host nine of the top 10 open source networking projects, is seeking to foster collaboration among those disparate offerings with a new "administrative structure" called the LF Networking Fund.

Dell Reportedly Considers Reverse Merger with VMware

According to several news reports, it appears there might be a reverse merger of Dell and VMware.

Report: 'Cloud and Distributed Computing' Are Skills Companies Need Most

In its "Most Promising Jobs 2018" report published in mid-January, LinkedIn includes a list of the most in-demand skills, with Cloud and Distributed Computing landing at the top.

Verizon Joins ONAP Network Automation Project to Boost SDN/NFV

Verizon joined the Open Network Automation Platform, under the direction of The Linux Foundation, to boost industry efforts around software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.

Veeam Acquires N2WS

The all-cash deal valued at $42.5 million is the first acquisition for the company in almost a decade.

Report: SDN/NFV Hampered by Skills Shortage, Other Challenges

Cartesian says network virtualization efforts led by software-defined networking and network functions virtualization haven't lived up to their hype, hampered by a skills shortage, organizational/operational problems, multi-vendor integration issues and more.

Microsoft Announces 'General Availability' of Accelerated Networking for Azure VMs

Available for use with both Linux- and Windows-based VMs, Microsoft's Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines is now generally available.

Veeam Announces Record-Breaking Numbers for 2017

Veeam Software today announced record-breaking revenue growth in total bookings for 2017, plus other increased numbers, putting the decade-old virtualization innovator on the path to becoming a billion-dollar company in 2018.

New-Age Networking Predictions for the New Year: Open Source

As software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and other new-age networking initiatives mature, we'll be taking a look at what's in store for some of the most promising projects in the new year, now examining the open source movement.

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