Experts Say Government Surveillance Backdoors Actually Make Things Worse

A group of prominent cryptographers said that the planting of backdoors for law enforcement surveillance -- in an effort to crack down on cybercrime -- is actually creating more network vulnerabilities that criminals can exploit.

Teradata Will Offer Cloudera Option for Hadoop Appliance

Teradata said users of its Big Data analytics appliance will soon be able to use Cloudera Inc.'s Hadoop distribution, joining the current Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 option.

Microsoft Combines Data Offerings

Microsoft announced the new Cortana Analytics Suite, a one-stop shop for the company's machine learning, Big data and business intelligence products.

Microsoft Releases System Center Configuration Manager Tech Preview 2

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 Backs New-Generation Networking Company

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.

Research Firm Predicts Big Uptick in Cloud Infrastructure Spending

This year, IDC said, will see cloud infrastructure spending take up one-third of IT budgets.

Following OpenDaylight Update, Study Shows Benefits of Next-Gen Networking

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 Azure Key Vault Security Service Now Available

Microsoft recently announced its Azure Key Vault service is available for commercial use.

Pluribus Leads Converged Infrastructure Project

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.

Microsoft Shows Off Container App for Multiple Platforms

At DockerCon, Microsoft demoed a key milestone toward building apps that can run on multiple server OSes.

New-Age Networking Project Transforms Carrier Central Offices

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.

VMware Expands Into Identity-as-a-Service

Expanding even further beyond its roots in server virtualization, VMware Inc. has launched a single sign-on (SSO) product called Identity Manager.

Microsoft Details Strict Windows 10 Update Rules

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 Team Up for Cloud Datacenter Networking

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.

Survey Shows Slow Start to Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption

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.

Open Network Operating System Updated

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).

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.