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VMworld 2018: VMware Extends Edge Computing Strategy

After a bevy of announcements during day one of its VMworld conference that featured edge and IoT technologies, VMware today unveiled new offerings as part of its effort to extend its hybrid and multi-cloud environments to the edge.

New Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Offers SDN Workload Support

Dell EMC recently launched PowerEdge MX, new hardware that supports both traditional and emerging workloads, such as software-defined networking and storage, plus artifiical intelligence, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) workloads.

VMware Cloud on AWS Now Available in Asia-Pacific Region with New and Updated Features

VMware Cloud on AWS in now available in the Asia-Pacific (Sydney) region and includes new capabilities for migrating enterprise datacenters and applications to secure cloud services.

VMworld Keynote Highlights AI Ensuring Better Security

With an emphasis on artificial intelligence and machine learning, CEO Pat Gelsinger discussed innovations in networking and security, framing new announcements in the context of four "technology superpowers," which he categorized into the areas of cloud, mobile, AI/ML and Edge/AI.

Dell EMC Says New Switch Eases Shift to Software-Defined Networking

Dell EMC unveiled a new switch that it says embraces the world of modern networking, which is seeing an architectural shift toward technology disaggregation and SDN.

F5 Networks Offers VNF Manager to Simplify Network Functions Virtualization

F5 Networks unveiled a new VNF Manager that it says is designed to simplify network functions virtualization for service providers and mobile operators moving to software-defined networking environments.

Microsoft Says 'SDN Goes Mainstream' in Windows Server 2019

In highlighting the top 10 networking features of the upcoming Windows Server 2019, Microsoft claimed software-defined networking has gone mainstream.

SDN Firms Lead Datacenter Networking Research Report

One thing common to all three "leaders" named in Gartner's July datacenter networking research report is that they all offer software-defined networking.

Apstra Offers Intent-Based Networking Taxonomy and Maturity Model

IBN pioneer Apstra has offered up a taxonomy and maturity model for the young, game-changing technology, described by many as the next big thing in the networking industry.

CableLabs Enlists Kubernetes in NFV Adoption Effort

With NFV and SDN maturing, evolving and branching out into new industries, a new open source offering has emerged targeting the cable operator space with the help of Kubernetes.

Big Switch Takes Cloud Networking Services On-Premises

Big Switch Networks is taking "as-a-Service" virtual networking functionality available in public cloud platforms to on-premises implementations.

Graphical Code Editor Added to Azure Cloud Shell Developer Tools

This week Microsoft announced that it has added a graphical code editor (in preview) to its Azure Cloud Shell developer tools.

VMware and Google Collaborate on Plug-in for Hybrid Cloud Provisioning

Google Inc. and VMware Inc. announced a preview version of a plug-in for VMware vRealize Orchestrator.

Report of AWS Entering Enterprise Networking Market Roils Industry

A report that Amazon Web Services is considering entering the enterprise networking market sent incumbent stock prices lower and is roiling the industry.

Software-Defined Branch Growth Picks Up Pace

The software-defined networking movement continues to expand, with software-defined branches being among the latest offshoots of the new-age networking approach.

MEF Adds to Existing SDN/NFV Training, Certification

With software-defined networking and network functions virtualization steadily gaining traction in the new-age networking space, industry association MEF has announced a new certification program to prove expertise in those areas.

Pivotal Container Service 1.1 GA Aims to Simplify Kubernetes Management

This week VMware Inc. and Pivotal Software Inc. announced the general availability of the next iteration of their Pivotal Container Service (PKS).

Storage Spaces Direct Takes Center Stage in Windows Server 2019

Key announcements about Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) in Windows Server 2019 from the Windows Server Summit.

Juniper SD-WAN Update Furthers Multicloud Vision

By updating its SD-WAN offering, Juniper Networks said it has taken another incremental step to help organizations reach multicloud nirvana: managing disparate networks as one cohesive set of resources.

Kubernetes 1.11 Released for Improved Container Orchestration

Kubernetes, a rising star in the open source ecosystem for containers, has improved its orchestration capabilities on a number of fronts in its latest release, version 1.11

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