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.

VMware Beats Expectations With Q1 Profits

The company also announced a stock buyback.

HPE, NEC Team Up for Mobile-First SDN

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and NEC announced they are teaming up to provide "mobile-first" software-defined networking solutions.

Support Ending in One Year for Exchange Server 2007

Upgrading to Exchange Server 2016 will be a multi-step process.

Windows 10 Roadmap Released

A timeline is strangely missing, however.

Report: SDN, NFV Enhance Managed Security

The burgeoning managed security services arena is set for a boost from the growing use of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization, according to a new report from research firm IHS Technology.

Microsoft Focuses Attention on DevOps

PowerShell becomes more developer friendly.

Virtual Machines, Containers Get an Azure Boost

The Azure Service Fabric promises to increase the stability and reliability of VMs and other applications.

PLUMgrid Updates Open Networking Suite for OpenStack Implementations

PLUMgrid, which provides software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions for OpenStack cloud implementations, announced the latest edition of its Open Networking Suite, now at version 5.0.

New Container Management Product Hits the Streets

Rancher is an open source manager that integrates other container managers.

VMware Releases HTML5-based Web Client

In time, it will likely replace the current Flash client.

Native Docker Containers for Windows 10 Announced

The product has been released as a limited beta, and expects a full release later this year.

VMware 'Photon' Cloud Development Platform Moves Closer to Version 1.0

Photon Controller now almost "feature complete," according to the company.

Endpoint Management Vendor Acquires VDI Tools Maker

With the deal, LANDESK adds virtualization security and management to its portfolio.

Open Networking Summit Sees New Open Source ONOS Release, NEC ProgrammableFlow Update

One is an open source community release aimed at service providers, one is a proprietary solution that also targets enterprise deployments, but both serve to show the fast-paced growth of new-age SDN and NFV technologies.

New Short-Term Licensing Options Offered for Microsoft Products

Office, SharePoint and Exchange are among the offerings that could be affected.

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