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Study Shows AWS Under Pressure in IaaS Arena

451 Research has come out with a study that indicates Amazon Web Services is still the most popular option to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to enterprises, but challenger Microsoft Azure is pressuring the perennial cloud computing market leader

Enterprises Face End of SQL Server 2005 Support in Less than a Year

Enterprises using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 will see the database software reach the end of its lifecycle support in less than a year, the Redmond software giant recently announced.

Microsoft To Support Hyper-V Containers

Microsoft said it will support Hyper-V containers in order to further the young container technology by providing more deployment options and workloads, while developers will be enabled to build more scalable apps.

Firms Team Up To Offer Big Data on SDN

PSSC Labs and next-generation networking vendor Plexxi Inc. have combined to offer a converged Big Data solution called CloudOOP Big Data Pod, based on the emerging software-defined networking (SDN) technology.

IBM Innovation Centers Help Enterprises Test New-Age Networking

IBM opened two Network Innovation Centers to help customers explore software-defined networking, network functions virtualization and other emerging virtualization and cloud technologies.

Microsoft Syncing On-premises and Cloud Active Directory Services

The company has released a second preview of Azure AD Connect.

Growth Seen in Converged Infrastructure Platforms

Research company IDC said converged infrastructure platforms -- typically combining compute, storage and virtualization technologies -- are seeing a growth spurt.



Security Concerns Block Cloud Adoption, Survey Says

A recent survey examining the top perceived problems with cloud adoption points to one major obstacle: security.

Mirantis OpenStack Adds Juniper Contrail SDN

Mirantis integrated its OpenStack distribution with Juniper Network's Contrail software-defined networking offering.

Study Says Best Cloud for Software Development is AWS

Amazon Web Services was recently named as the top public cloud platform for software development in a study from Forrester Research.

Juniper Expands SDN Portfolio

Juniper Networks Inc. added to its software-defined networking (SDN) portfolio with new products including chips, switches and software.

Cloud Should Be Primary Option for CIOs, Study Says

Many enterprise CIOs are mistakenly hesitant to consider cloud computing as a primary option for new IT projects, according to new data from research firm Gartner Inc.

VMware Announces vSphere 6, First Major Update in Years

VMware Inc. announced the availability of the latest edition of its flagship product, vSphere, which in going to version 6 is seeing its first major update since version 5.5 about three years ago.

Mobile World Congress Highlights SDN and NFV

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization captured a lot of attention at the recent Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

HP Updates Helion Enterprise Cloud Tools

Hewlett Packard updated its Helion cloud tools consisting of hardware, software and services that enterprises can host in private, public and hybrid clouds.

Microsoft Partners with Sphere 3D for Windows Containers

Microsoft has partnered with Sphere 3D to deliver Windows containers as part of its effort to simplify migration of Windows applications to cloud infrastructures without dependencies on hardware or software platforms.

Cisco Makes Hadoop Partnerships, Releases Management Tool

Cisco announced it was forming resale partnerships with the three primary commercial stewards of Apache Hadoop-based distributions.

Docker Acquires SDN Integration Startup SocketPlane

Docker Inc. acquired software-defined networking company SocketPlane, a startup founded only last December.

AWS Losing 'Mind Share' Battle, Cloud Comparison Study Says

Compare the Cloud released new rankings indicating Amazon Web Services, though a perennial cloud services frontrunner, is experiencing slower growth and is losing the "mind share" battle with competitors such as IBM and Microsoft.

IBM Reaches for Enterprise Cloud Market Share

Usually known for other things, IBM now wants to be known for something else: cloud computing.