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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.

Microsoft Predicts Windows 10 Will Power 1 Billion Devices

Microsoft envisions a future with 1 billion devices of all types and form factors running its new Windows 10 OS.

HP Offers SDN to Handle Enterprise Mobility

To bring the benefits of software-defined networking (SDN) to campus systems stressed by the demands of today's mobile-ready workplaces, HP announced new hardware and software solutions.

Windows 10 Preview Build is Buggy

A new preview build of Windows 10 was released to select Microsoft testers, but it harbors several flaws that could prove problematic to users.

Enterprises Now Devote One-Third of Total IT Infrastructure Spending to the Cloud

Omnipresent cloud computing now make up one-third of all enterprise spending on IT infrastructure, research firm IDC said in a new report.

Avaya Expands SDN Offering with Ethernet Switches

Avaya is filling out its two-month-old software-defined networking (SDN) architecture with new Ethernet switches.

Relational Databases Still Reign in Enterprises, Survey Says

A new survey of database deployments shows traditional, structured relational databases still reign among enterprises, irregardless of the publicity surrounding Hadoop-based Big Data approaches that feature NoSQL databases as a primary component.

VMware Increases Enterprise Container Efforts

VMware Inc. is building out its container technologies and datacenter cloud footprint with two new open source projects.

Netvisor Positioned for Incremental Adoption of Software-Defined Networking

Pluribus Networks this week updated its Netvisor network hypervisor OS for better integration with existing networks in order to help enterprises adopt software-defined networking (SDN) technologies incrementally.

Study Shows AWS Under Pressure in IaaS Arena

451 Research has come out with a study that indicates Amazon Web Services is still the most popular option to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to enterprises, but challenger Microsoft Azure is pressuring the perennial cloud computing market leader

Enterprises Face End of SQL Server 2005 Support in Less than a Year

Enterprises using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 will see the database software reach the end of its lifecycle support in less than a year, the Redmond software giant recently announced.

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.