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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.

Microsoft Forms Cloud Partnership with Red Hat

In a bid to help enterprise customers embrace a hybrid cloud computing model, Microsoft and open source champion Red Hat today announced a pact that will see more choices and flexibility in deploying Red Hat's popular Linux OS and other solutions to the Azure cloud.

Midokura Supports OpenStack Liberty, Container Networking in Latest SDN Release

Software-defined networking company Midokura announced that its enterprise virtualization technology now supports Liberty, the latest release of the open source OpenStack cloud computing platform, along with the Kuryr project for container networking.

Dell Targets Mainstream Enterprises with Microsoft Azure On-Premises Appliance

Dell is targeting mainstream enterprise datacenters of all sizes with its Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform System that it previously aimed at service providers and big companies.

Full IDE for Software-Defined Networking Offered by Research Project

A research project has introduced a full integrated development environment for creating applications using SDN, a new-age technology approach that's disrupting the datacenter virtualization arena while still evolving itself, with varied philosophies, tools and even definitions of what it is, exactly.

AWS and Microsoft Trade Enterprise Big Data Volleys

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services Inc., known for trading back-and-forth product and services announcements (along with rival Google), are keeping the enterprise volleys going on the Big Data front.

VMworld Survey Shows Enterprises Turning to Software-Defined WAN

Already with a strong interest in software-defined networking, more enterprises are turning to applying the disruptive software-defined virtualization technology to the wide-area network, a recent survey suggests.