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Report: SDN/NFV Hampered by Skills Shortage, Other Challenges

Cartesian says network virtualization efforts led by software-defined networking and network functions virtualization haven't lived up to their hype, hampered by a skills shortage, organizational/operational problems, multi-vendor integration issues and more.

Microsoft Announces 'General Availability' of Accelerated Networking for Azure VMs

Available for use with both Linux- and Windows-based VMs, Microsoft's Accelerated Networking technology for Azure virtual machines is now generally available.

Veeam Announces Record-Breaking Numbers for 2017

Veeam Software today announced record-breaking revenue growth in total bookings for 2017, plus other increased numbers, putting the decade-old virtualization innovator on the path to becoming a billion-dollar company in 2018.

New-Age Networking Predictions for the New Year: Open Source

As software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and other new-age networking initiatives mature, we'll be taking a look at what's in store for some of the most promising projects in the new year, now examining the open source movement.

Cloud Market Grows IT Hardware Spending Still Rising

Synergy Research Group market data shows enterprise IT infrastructure spending still increasing despite the fast-pace growth of the cloud market in 2017.

Talks Between Microsoft and VMware Still Ongoing

VMware virtualization on Azure preview is still available.

Processor Security Flaw Prompts Assurances from Top Cloud Providers

The industry's top cloud providers issued assurances to their customers after news broke this week about a widespread PC processor vulnerability.

New-Age Networking Predictions for the New Year: Intent-Based Bots

As software-defined networking, network functions virtualization and other new-age networking initiatives mature, we'll be taking a look at what's in store for some of the most promising projects in the new year, now examining intent-based networking aided by bots.

New-Age Networking Predictions for the New Year: The Rise of SD-WANS

As software-defined networking and other new-age networking initiatives mature, we'll be taking a look at what's in store for some of the most promising projects in the new year, starting off with a growing niche: software-defined wide-area-networks (SD-WANS).

Study: Most Orgs Over-Estimate Their Cloud Resource Needs

A recent study by migration analytics firm TSO Logic tries to pin down exactly why and how most organizations end up overpaying for cloud services.

Production-Ready Azure Migrate Solution Expected in First Half of 2018

The Azure Migrate solution is expected to be production-ready for organizations in the next six months.

Oracle Cloud Growth Falls Shy of Estimates

Oracle's total cloud revenues grew at a healthy rate in its latest financial quarter, but it wasn't enough to assuage Wall Street concerns.

AWS Releases Prelim Amazon Linux 2 Server

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) this week announced the release of its next Linux server OS, Amazon Linux 2.

Versa Adds Unified Communications Services to Software-Defined Branch

The company's Software-Defined Branch is an enterprise offering that reportedly simplifies and optimizes the cost of branch networks and WANs via the consolidation of multiple functions like routing, SD-WAN, firewall, UTM and SaaS optimization.

Driven by Cloud, Worldwide Server Revenue Grows 16 Percent in Third Quarter

Gartner Inc. is reporting this week that worldwide server revenue is up 16 percent in Q3 2017, mainly due to the drive to build the "infrastructure to support cloud and hybrid-cloud implementations," as stated by Research Vice President Jeffrey Hewitt.

Juniper Moves SDN-Based OpenContrail Project to The Linux Foundation

OpenContrail is described as a scalable network virtualization control plane that provides both feature-rich software-defined networking and strong security.

Azure VM BSeries and MSeries Available

Redmond added more options to its Azure Virtual Machine (VM) offerings this month.

VMware, Carbon Black Tap Apps' Behavioral Data To Stop Security Attacks

VMware and endpoint security firm Carbon Black are collaborating on a new security solution that aims to protect datacenters against unknown threats.

VMware Updates SDN-Based NSX-T Platform for Containers, Cloud, Microservices

To accommodate emerging application architectures, VMware this week updated its NSX-T platform, based on software-defined networking technologies.

Job Seekers and Employers Aim for Azure and AWS

Recently published data from Indeed.com shows increased interest in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

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