Cloud Drives U.S. Enterprise IT Spending amid Worldwide Slump

Research firm IDC forecasts that, in the midst of a global downturn, IT spending in the U.S will hold steady this year.

IBM Unveils New Mainframe for Secure, Hybrid Cloud Computing

IBM yesterday announced a new mainframe called the z13s that's optimized for security in hybrid cloud environments.

VMware Upgrades Horizon, Debuts Cloud Management Suite

VMware upgraded its Horizon product, for managing virtual desktops and apps, and unveiled a new solution, "Horizon Air," for creating digital workspaces.

Microsoft Offers Preview of Enterprise State Roaming for Windows 10 Devices

A new service called "Enterprise State Roaming" from Microsoft, now available for preview testing, promises greater organizational control over roamed Windows 10 OS settings and application-state data for enterprises using Azure Active Directory.

Free SDN Community Edition Offered by Big Switch

Big Switch is seemingly sharing some of the newfound largesse it received in last week's venture capital funding round with a new free community edition of its software-defined networking products.

New Funding for Big Switch Networks Speaks to Momentum of SDN

New venture capital funding for software-defined networking (SDN) pioneer Big Switch Networks Inc. speaks to the continuing momentum of the disruptive network virtualization technology that's transforming traditional enterprise datacenters.

MapR Provides Enterprise Big Data Test Drives on Amazon Cloud

In a new program that lets enterprises test the analytics waters with integrated Big Data solutions, MapR Technologies Inc. is offering test drives of various sofware packages on the Amazon cloud.

Enterprise Execs Say Big Data Has Hit Mainstream

In its fourth survey of Big Data decision-makers, NewVantage Partners found the technology has finally hit the enterprise mainstream.

Amazon Launches Cloud E-mail Service to Compete with Enterprise Providers

Amazon Web Services has officially launched its Amazon WorkMail service after a lengthy preview, offering a challenge to traditional enterprise e-mail providers.

Compuware Seeks To Modernize the Mainframe

Compuware Corp. today announced a multi-pronged initiative to converge mainframe applications into the enterprise mainstream, leveraging newer software development methodologies such as Agile and DevOps, along with the requisite modern tooling.

Skills Shortage Still Stalling Enterprise Big Data Efforts, Reports Indicate

Enterprises still can't find enough Big Data talent for their analytics initiatives, so the Big Data adoption rate is still quite low, according to two separate new studies.

Cloudera Offers Docker Container to Get Started with Hadoop

To provide another simplified onramp for getting started with enterprise Apache Hadoop solutions, Cloudera Inc. is now offering a Docker container image.

Docker Offers Beta of Container App Management Tool

Docker announced The Docker Universal Control Plane 1.0, a new on-premises tool for deploying and managing dockerized distributed applications in production.

Testing Lab Planned for Network Functions Virtualization

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced its plans to build what it describes as the first North American vendor-neutral lab for testing network functions virtualization component interoperability.