New Certification Announced for Linux on Azure Cloud

Getting the new credential requires passing two exams.

Pluribus Adds SDN Fabric for Virtualized Datacenter Networking

Pluribus Networks upgraded its software-defined networkingtechnology offerings by introducing a new architectural approach called Virtualization-Centric Fabric for use on its Netvisor OS for open switches.

Raising Money for Dell/EMC Acquisition Gets Thorny

Stock buybacks and restructuring are on the table.

Cisco's ACI Software-Defined Networking Platform Gets Docker Container Support

Cisco updated its SDN platform, Application Centric Infrastructure, adding support for Docker container technology, tighter security and more.

Debian Officially Endorsed on Azure

The move means Microsoft will keep the Linux OS updated on its platform.

Azure Container Service Gets Public Preview

Linux containers are supported now, with Windows Server Containers coming.

Containers Come to Hyper-V

They were part of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4.

Ex-VMware CEO Diane Greene Picked To Run Google Cloud Efforts

As part of the deal, Google also agrees to buy her cloud startup, bebop.

Docker Adds New Management, Security Capabilities

The company announces a new "Universal Control Plane."

Citrix Spins Off GoTo Lineup, Announces Layoffs

About 1,000 employees will be let go in latest round of restructuring.

Poll: Execs Expect Positive Results from Dell-EMC Deal

They see more innovation and stability, among other benefits.

An Alternative to Microsoft AppFabric

ScaleOut says its software can do more with its "in-memory data grids."

Microsoft Readies Windows 10 for Business

The first major update of the OS focuses on enterprise enhancements.

NFV Testing Lab Planned

The Telecommunications Industry Association said it will create a vendor-neutral lab to test network functions virtualization interoperability.

Microsoft Puts on a Red Hat

The two infrastructure titans announce a joint Azure partnership.

Juniper Disaggregates Junos Software from Hardware, Boosts NFV Efforts

Following the software-defined networking tenet of disaggregating hardware from software, Juniper Networks has done the same with its own offerings while also expanding its network functions virtualization portfolio in yet another nod to the disruptive new-age networking movement.

Midokura SDN Supports OpenStack Liberty, Container Networking

Midokura's software-defined networking virtualization technology now supports the latest OpenStack release, Liberty, and the Kuryr project for container networking.

SQL Server 2016 Gets Another CTP

Microsoft also announces Big Data analytics upgrades.

Microsoft Outstrips Earnings Expectations

Its first-quarter report for FY 2016 is much stronger than predicted.

CenturyLink Transitioning to Full SDN/NFV Environment

As if to point the way for enterprises moving to an emerging and evolving -- and sometimes confusing -- new world of networking virtualization, global communications company CenturyLink issued an update outlining its progress in moving toward the network of tomorrow.

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