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Looking at the Top Features Coming in SQL Server 2016

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.

Vendors Address New-Age Networking Orchestration

A bunch of new solutions are hitting the networking market to tackle the thorny problem of orchestrating all the moving parts found in new-age technologies such as software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.

Performance Is Primary 'Pain Point' for Storage Implementations, Survey Says

A new survey indicates the primary pain point in enterprise storage implementations today is performance, with latency listed as a big problem.

InterCloud Launches Lab Service to Prove New-Age Networking Concepts

InterCloud Systems recently unveiled a new cloud service that will let enterprises test software-defined networking and network functions virtualization technologies, proving concepts in a simplified environment before moving them to production.

Free Software Advocate Calls Major OSes 'Malware'

Richard Stallman, who developed the GNU OS and who advocates for an open software ecosystem, having founded the Free Software Foundation, claims major OSes from Microsoft, Apple and Google are merely paid malware.

AWS Edges Azure in Gartner Cloud Market Research Report

Gartner Inc. identified Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Azure as the only "leaders" in its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant market research report.

Citrix Shows Off Next-Generation Virtual Cloud Workspace

Citrix recently demoed its new Workplace Cloud and other products it hopes will establish it as the purveyor of the modern digital workplace.



Google Preemptible Virtual Machines Offered for Cheap, Short-Lived Cloud Jobs

Google Compute Engine Preemptible Virtual Machines, a short-lived VM type that's in beta, was recently announced by the search giant for those who don't mind running VMs that will work for just 24 hours and can be shut down with only a 30-second advance notice.

Cloud Performance Testing Gives Slight Edge to Azure over AWS

Enterprises seeking a cloud services provider might want to choose either Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, according to a new report from Nasuni.

Microsoft Releases Details about New Windows 10 Editions

Microsoft announced the names of Windows 10 editions, along with some basic details about each.

Big Switch Adds VMware NSX Support to its Software-Defined Networking Fabric

Big Switch Networks Inc. -- which says it provides "the industry's only open SDN fabric" -- has announced it now supports VMware NSX virtualization technologies.

What's New and Improved in Microsoft Exchange Server 2016

Improvements in performance, reliability, fault tolerance and simplicity will be featured in the upcoming Exchange Server 2016 from Microsoft.

PLUMgrid, Cumulus Provide Bare-Metal OpenStack SDN

PLUMgrid is teaming up with Cumulus Networks on a new solution featuring software-defined networking technologies running in OpenStack cloud implementations featuring bare-metal hardware.

Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2016 Preview 2

Microsoft released the Technical Preview 2 of Windows Server 2016, which features compute, networking and storage enhancements.

Australia-to-U.S Bridge Proves SDN Concept

A group of new-age networking players deployed a peering router between the U.S. and Australia in a software-defined networking proof of concept.

VMware Adopts Docker Container Security Guidelines

VMware has updated a management tool to meet emerging security standards for Docker containers.

Microsoft 'Ignites' Interest in its Enterprise Software

At its its inaugural Ignite conference in Chicago, Microsoft provided myriad new offerings to manage and secure its new Universal Windows Platform and the entire enterprise IT stack.

Ciena Grabbing Cyan for SDN, NFV Technology

Ciena Corp. is buying new-age networking technology with its announced $400 million acquisition of Cyan Inc.

Cisco Adds Threat Detection to its New-Age Networking Solution

Cisco, which has characterized its Application Centric Infrastructure networking approach as "better than" upstart software-defined networking technologies, is adding detection capabilities to its offering.