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.

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.

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.

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.

Verizon Takes SDN Wireless, with the Help of AI

Software-defined networking's move into the wireless arena is exemplified by Verizon's debut of its Software Defined Wireless Local Area Network (SD WLAN).

Azure Gains on AWS in New State of the Cloud Report

RightScale says Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform is chasing undisputed leader Amazon Web Services in the race for enterprise market and mind share.

Oracle to Quadruple Datacenter Operations

In a move widely seen as a direct challenge to current cloud-infrastructure leaders Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Google Inc. and Microsoft, Oracle Corp. announced plans this week to quadruple its current datacenter operations across Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Apache Updates CloudStack IaaS Platform for Cloud Orchestration

The Apache Software Foundation today announced CloudStack v4.11, the newest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform for enterprise cloud orchestration.

New 'Virtual Patch' Protects Apps Against Known Flaws

This week virtualization-based application security provider Waratek announced the release of the newest addition to its Runtime Application Security Platform, Waratek Patch.

VMware Previews AWS Greengrass Appliance for IoT Edge Device Services

VMware has taken the wraps off a new appliance that lets users of its vSphere cloud computing virtualization platform perform analytics, serverless computing and even machine learning on Internet of Things edge devices via the AWS Greengrass service.

New AT&T Open Source Project Supports 'White-Box' Networking Hardware

AT&T, one of the companies at the forefront of the modern software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) movements, said it will open source a homegrown project that champions the use of white-box hardware in such new-age installations.

Microsoft's Cloud Efforts Propel Its Q2 Earnings

Microsoft's relentless focus on transitioning to the cloud have resulted in strong financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal 2018.

Red Hat Looks to Solidify Container-Based Platform Presence with Acquisition of CoreOS

Red Hat Inc. this week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform and container-native solutions provider CoreOS for the reported purchase price of $250 million.

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