Microsoft has released Technical Preview 2 of System Center Configuration Manager, available for testing from an Evaluation Center page. The offering also features a second preview of System Center Endpoint Protection.
Cisco Systems Inc. this week invested in a French company, 6WIND, a specialist in helping enterprises deploy software-defined networking and network functions virtualization technologies in existing datacenter setups.
This year, IDC said, will see cloud infrastructure spending take up one-third of IT budgets.
A recent study indicated the young software-defined networking technology and its sidekick, network functions virtualization, "could be as significant as the introduction of IP networks themselves." The study emerged just two days after a new release of the OpenDaylight SDN platform.
Microsoft recently announced its Azure Key Vault service is available for commercial use.
Pluribus Networks Inc. teamed up with Red Hat Inc. and Super Micro Computer Inc. to demonstrate a converged infrastructure package featuring Pluribus' flagship open source-based distributed network hypervisor OS, Netvisor.
At DockerCon, Microsoft demoed a key milestone toward building apps that can run on multiple server OSes.
At the recent Open Networking Summit, a project demonstrated the implementation of next-generation networking technologies in telecom carriers' central offices, re-architecting the infrastructure by using open standards software and commodity hardware to replace proprietary, fragmented systems.
Expanding even further beyond its roots in server virtualization, VMware Inc. has launched a single sign-on (SSO) product called Identity Manager.
Enterprises must follow strict Windows 10 update rules in certain circumstances to avoid being left out of future security updates, Microsoft said, with one rule requiring them to adopt the new OS by a certain period of time.
HP and Alcatel-Lucent have entered into a partnership to feature HP software-defined networking and other technology in Alcatel-Lucent's cloud datacenter solutions for optical and IP-based networks.
A survey conducted at last month's Microsoft's Ignite conference shows the vast majority of enterprise Windows-using IT pros won't deploy the upcoming new Windows 10 for at least six months.
ON.Lab announced the release of the open source Open Network Operating System (ONOS) for use with modern networking technologies including software-defined networking (SDN).
Learn about Dynamic Data Masking, Polybase, Always Encrypted, in-memory improvements and more features coming soon in the big new release of Microsoft's flagship relational database management system.