Deduplication and compression is the star of the release.
It's part of the company's week-long focus on end-user computing.
It allows end users to use any application on any device, whether corporate or BYOD.
With a brand-new study today projecting huge growth for the SDN industry, another report published yesterday indicates some of that growth is coming at the expense of virtual local-area networks.
Revenues for the period came in at $23.79 billion.
- By Scott Bekker
Shortly after receiving new venture capital funding, Big Switch Networks is seemingly sharing some of its newfound largesse with the first-ever "freemium" edition of its software-defined networking products to help enterprises get started with the disruptive technology.
In a news-filled earnings call, the company also announced that CFO Jonathan Chadwick is resigning.
vCloud Air workers seemed to bear the brunt of the cuts.
Kirill Tatarinov led Redmond's Business Solutions Division.
Unikernel further reduces the OS footprint of cloud-based applications.
The new tool integrates with Docker Engine and Docker Swarm.
- By John K. Waters
Software-defined networking pioneer Big Switch Networks today announced new funding of $48.5 million, demonstrating continuing momentum for the upstart technology disrupting traditional enterprise datacenters.
The deal is expected to close in Q1 2016.
Look out for containers-as-a-service.
- By David Messina
Fujitsu yesterday announced a new suite of layered products to advance SDN for carriers, service providers and cloud builders.
Getting the new credential requires passing two exams.
Pluribus Networks upgraded its software-defined networkingtechnology offerings by introducing a new architectural approach called Virtualization-Centric Fabric for use on its Netvisor OS for open switches.
Stock buybacks and restructuring are on the table.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Cisco updated its SDN platform, Application Centric Infrastructure, adding support for Docker container technology, tighter security and more.
Linux containers are supported now, with Windows Server Containers coming.