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New in SD-WAN: Versa Powers networkWCS Service, SimpleWAN Does SD-WAN 2.0

The moves demonstrate the inroads software-defined networking is making into enterprises, branching out from its roots in academia and test labs.

IaaS, Hyperscale Providers To Surge in 2018

A recent Gartner assessment of the worldwide public cloud market provides good news for hyperscale vendors like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft and Google.

With vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 VMware Aims To Fine-Tune Its Hybrid Cloud Offerings

vSphere 6.7 and vSAN 6.7 include both new and enhanced features.

Verizon Partners to Bundle SDN Packages

Verizon has teamed up with other major players in the software-defined networking arena to bundle virtualization services for enterprises looking for an easier onramp to the new technology.

Open Source Software-Defined Storage Backs New Hybrid Cloud Offering

Open source, software-defined storage and a hybrid on-premises/cloud model have all converged in a new commercial offering announced by Nexenta.

The Linux Foundation Takes Over Juniper's SDN-Based OpenContrail, Now Called 'Tungsten Fabric'

Juniper Networks' OpenContrail open source network virtualization platform based on software-defined networking has officially moved under the umbrella of The Linux Foundation and is now called Tungsten Fabric.

Azure Availability Zones Uptime Protection Starting To Arrive

Microsoft on Friday announced that its Azure Availability Zones datacenter uptime assurance offering for VM workloads is now commercially available in two Azure regions.

Azure VM Recovery Tool Previewed by Microsoft

Microsoft released a preview on Monday of a new Serial Console command-line tool that's designed to help recover Linux and Windows virtual machines (VMs) running on Azure infrastructure.

New Open Source Efforts Seek to Boost SDN/NFV

It's a busy time in the software-defined networking and network functions virtualization arena, as multiple open source organizations backed by industry heavyweights recently announced new initiatives to foster their growth.

Google Trials 'Command Center' To Monitor Cloud Security

As part of a wider effort to bolster the security of its cloud platform, Google this week unveiled a new dashboard-type solution to help organizations monitor their cloud environments.

SDN Network Orchestration 'Industry First' Demoed

Verizon and Colt have demonstrated what they say is an industry-first breakthrough in software-defined networking orchestration in which they made near-real-time changes to bandwidth in each other's production networks.

Microsoft Takes Its Cloud Infrastructure Buildout To Middle East, China

Microsoft this week described its plans to increase its number of cloud datacenter regions, expanding the global reach of its Azure and Office 365 services.

VMware Boosts Cloud Services, Simplifies Multi-Cloud Adoption

VMware announced a wide-ranging initiative to simplify multi-cloud adoption and expand its Cloud Services portfolio.

Backed by Industry Heavyweights, ONF Announces Next-Gen SDN Platform

The Open Networking Foundation today announced next-generation software-defined networking interfaces and a new open source reference implementation for white-box switches to support them.

Microsoft Expands Azure Virtual Machine E-Series and N-Series Options

Microsoft recently added new Azure Virtual Machine sizes, with options for running isolated and GPU-based workloads.

Survey Says SD-WAN Adoption Fueled by Security Concerns

Implementations of SD-WAN, one of the hottest areas of software-defined networking, are growing rapidly and are primarily driven by security concerns, according to new research from Versa Networks.

Hundreds of Enterprise Services Reportedly Hit by AWS Outage

Hundreds of critical enterprise services were reportedly affected by an Amazon Web Services cloud platform outage on Friday.

Microsoft Releases Planning Tool for VMware Moves to Azure Infrastructure

Microsoft has released its Azure Migrate planning tool for moving on-premises virtual machines and applications to Azure datacenters.

AT&T Goes Global with SD-WAN

AT&T, one of the leading companies furthering software-defined networking and other modern networking technologies, said its SD-WAN offering is becoming available in more than 150 countries around the world.

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