Virtualization


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.

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.

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.

Juniper Expands SDN Portfolio

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

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.

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.

Oracle Bolsters SDN Effort with Ethernet Switches, Network Services

Oracle Corp. introduced new low-cost 10Gb/40Gb Ethernet switches to bolster its software-defined networking (SDN) offerings at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

Survey Indicates Private Cloud Adoption Is Slowing Down

A new survey suggests private cloud adoption among enterprises may have plateaued, while public cloud usage is on the increase.

Avaya Targets Network 'Edge' with SDN

Avaya Inc., better known for its collaboration and communications products, dipped into the software-defined networking (SDN) waters with a new architecture for its networking fabric.

Informal Survey: Azure Use Almost Equals AWS

An informal survey on a virtualization-specific Web site, visited mainly by IT pros and execs who are familiar with cloud platforms, showed that audience is using Microsoft Azure almost as much as perennial cloud frontrunner Amazon Web Services (AWS).

HP To Add Open, 'Brite Box' Switches

HP announced it will be adding Open Network Switches to its portfolio, reflecting an industry migration away from proprietary, locked-in networking solutions and toward software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and associated new technologies.

Cisco Financial Numbers Show SDN Is Paying Off

Contradicting analyst warnings, the company reported strong financial results for its latest fiscal quarter, buoyed by strong sales of its own SDN vision, Application Centric Infrastructure.

Red Hat Partners with NEC for Network Functions Virtualization Features

Red Hat said it's working with NEC on network functions virtualization features for its OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution with the goal of developing a carrier-grade service for communication service providers.

Cisco Supports Competing Overlay Technology in Hedging SDN Bets

Cisco Systems Inc. has made several fits and starts in positioning itself for the new era of software-defined networking (SDN), joining some initiatives and projects, proposing its own alternatives and now embracing multiple options.

Brocade Announces SDN Enhancements and New Switch

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. announced a new switch and software-defined networking (SDN) enhancements to its Brocade VCS fabric portfolio.

Pluribus Networks Gaining SDN Prominence

Pluribus Networks is making waves in the nascent software-defined networking (SDN) arena, recently winning another industry accolade just after it announced substantial new funding.

Financial Analyst Tempers Fast SDN Adoption Expectations

Financial firm Piper Jaffray conducted a recent survey of enterprise CIOs that indicated many wide-ranging predictions about the fast adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) might be a bit too optimistic on the timing side of things.

Plexxi Starter Kits Aimed at Software-Defined Networking

Plexxi Inc. is the latest software-defined networking (SDN) vendor seeking to provide enterprises with simplified access to the complicated network virtualzation technology.