Optus Wholesales SDN Cloud Service

Optus Wholesale has put a new spin on the growing software-defined networking movement by introducing Optus Cloud-N, a pay-as-you-go service that customers can purchase, rebrand and resell to retail end users.

SQL Server 2016 Released by Microsoft

It includes open source software as a major component.

Ciena Toolkit Applies DevOps To Control SDN/NFV Networks

Ciena aims to give operators more control of their software-defined networking and network functions virtualization systems with a new toolkit that applies DevOps techniques to simplify the process of adding new technologies and services.

Azure AD Certificate Rollovers Get Delayed

Microsoft was told by businesses that more time was needed to prepare for the rollover.

Dell Unveils New Flash Storage Arrays

The new arrays have increased support for VMware environments.

Bandwidth Hogs Drive SDN Adoption, Study Says

The IoT is adding to the heavy toll of video data.

Active Directory Authentication Added to Azure SQL

It lets admins manage database user IDs from one place.

VMware Drops Desktop Client for Next Version of vSphere

The HTML5 version, available as a "Fling," replaces the Flash client.

Gartner: Server Virtualization Reaches Saturation Point

Companies have more options for x86 server workloads than ever, including containers and cloud computing.

Protecting Virtual Machines Is the Goal of Microsoft's 'Shielded VMs'

They're created in a Windows Azure Pack.

VMware CEO Gelsinger Emphatically Denies Report of His Departure

He tells a conference that the story has no merit or substance.

Report: VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Stepping Down After Dell/EMC Merger

The report has been denied by VMware and EMC, and allegedly by Gelsinger himself.

Group Seeks To Patch Software-Defined Holes

The Open Networking User Group has launched new initiatives to fill in the missing pieces of the software-defined infrastructure puzzle.

New OSes Added to Azure Active Directory Domain Services

RHEL 7 virtual machines, among others, can now join AD domains.

AT&T Retraining Workforce for Software-Centric Networking

If anything speaks to the inevitable industry transition to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, it's a behemoth like AT&T retraining a 280,000-strong workforce to embrace a new software-centric network.

VMware's Photon OS Reaches Release Candidate Milestone

The lightweight, container-first OS doesn't use vSphere for management.

Juniper Enhances Software-Defined Security

New virtual firewalls highlight enhancements made to Juniper Networks' Software-Defined Secure Networks, which applies new-age "software-defined" disaggregation of software and hardware to network security.

VMware Cloud Chief To Step Down

Bill Fathers is the latest high-level executive to quit the company in 2016.

Nokia-Accenture Pact Uses SDN for Digital Networking Transition

Nokia and Accenture have entered into a strategic alliance designed to help organizations transition to digital networking with the help of next-gen technologies such as software-defined networking.

Microsoft Greenlights Azure Container Service

The Service is 100 percent open source.

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