Virtualization kingpin VMware is big on making new-year technology predictions, authoring many blog posts and videos on what it sees in store for various tech niches, including one by VMware exec Chris Wolf that forecasts "the dawn of hybrid apps."
Industry association MEF announced the first three software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology vendors certified to meet a new standard for supporting MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services.
The company emerged from stealth last year with a mission to democratize SD-WAN with its open source, open architecture approach that it said signals a "second wave of SD-WAN" that will eliminate enterprise networking vendor lock-in.
Security specialist Fortinet claims more than 21,000 organizations have chosen its software-defined wide-area networking solution, which is news because Cisco recently claimed only some 20,000 SD-WAN customers.
The project "is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications, including server virtualization, Infrastructure-as-a-Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances, and automotive/aviation."
Tackling large-scale hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments, Pivot3 is using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation techniques to ensure data protection.
Cisco Systems believes the IT industry is on the threshold of a new era of networking that will see modern technologies powering new ways of building and operating networks and solving associated business challenges.
Cato Networks, an enterprise networking and security specialist, has combined security and software-defined wide-area networking technology in its new Cato Instant*Insight offering.
Cockroach Labs has duplicated its benchmark testing of the top cloud computing platforms, finding that Amazon Web Services (AWS) no longer enjoys such a big price/performance edge over Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
The Google Cloud Platform announced new cost-optimized, general-purpose virtual machines to run on the Google Compute Engine.
Silver Peak, a leader in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, announced updates to its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform that allow for massive scaling.
Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender are among the "leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research on cloud workload security.
The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) space is growing fast as it adjusts to new technologies and factors such as artificial intelligence and hybrid/multicloud implementations, according to a new report from research firm Gartner Inc.
Juniper Networks, a leading vendor in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, has enhanced its offering, with LAN support and new equipment leading the way.
A new report from research firm GigaOm indicated that SQL Server runs faster on virtual machines on Micrososft's Azure cloud than on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) compute instances (EC2).</p>
VMware and Silver Peak were the only vendors to be named in the "Leaders" section of research firm Gartner Inc.'s latest Magic Quadrant report on WAN edge infrastructure.
Project Teleport was created to decrease the startup time of containers on the Azure cloud platform, being especially useful in serverless environments.
- By Scott Bekker
IBM added two new open-source tools to the Kubernetes ecosystem: Kui, which is designed to address the "chunky experience" developers face working in hybrid multi-cloud deployments; and Iter8, a new Istio ecosystem tool designed to help developers benefit from rich data and telemetry collected by Istio.
- By John K. Waters
Meriplex Communications, a software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solutions provider, is teaming up with Dell EMC for a new VMware-powered offering.
Boston-based Nasuni Corp. provides artificial intelligence (AI) and search analytics for unstructured data in its file services platform for network attached storage (NAS) infrastructure, according to a recent announcement. The company also touted new cloud migration capabilities that it said customers will be able to use for cloud-first approaches, as well as multi-cloud implementations.
- By Richard Seeley