Software


IBM Innovation Centers Help Enterprises Test New-Age Networking

IBM opened two Network Innovation Centers to help customers explore software-defined networking, network functions virtualization and other emerging virtualization and cloud technologies.

Microsoft Syncing On-premises and Cloud Active Directory Services

The company has released a second preview of Azure AD Connect.

Growth Seen in Converged Infrastructure Platforms

Research company IDC said converged infrastructure platforms -- typically combining compute, storage and virtualization technologies -- are seeing a growth spurt.

Security Concerns Block Cloud Adoption, Survey Says

A recent survey examining the top perceived problems with cloud adoption points to one major obstacle: security.

Mirantis OpenStack Adds Juniper Contrail SDN

Mirantis integrated its OpenStack distribution with Juniper Network's Contrail software-defined networking offering.

Study Says Best Cloud for Software Development is AWS

Amazon Web Services was recently named as the top public cloud platform for software development in a study from Forrester Research.

Juniper Expands SDN Portfolio

Juniper Networks Inc. added to its software-defined networking (SDN) portfolio with new products including chips, switches and software.



Cloud Should Be Primary Option for CIOs, Study Says

Many enterprise CIOs are mistakenly hesitant to consider cloud computing as a primary option for new IT projects, according to new data from research firm Gartner Inc.

VMware Announces vSphere 6, First Major Update in Years

VMware Inc. announced the availability of the latest edition of its flagship product, vSphere, which in going to version 6 is seeing its first major update since version 5.5 about three years ago.

Mobile World Congress Highlights SDN and NFV

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization captured a lot of attention at the recent Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

HP Updates Helion Enterprise Cloud Tools

Hewlett Packard updated its Helion cloud tools consisting of hardware, software and services that enterprises can host in private, public and hybrid clouds.

Microsoft Partners with Sphere 3D for Windows Containers

Microsoft has partnered with Sphere 3D to deliver Windows containers as part of its effort to simplify migration of Windows applications to cloud infrastructures without dependencies on hardware or software platforms.

Cisco Makes Hadoop Partnerships, Releases Management Tool

Cisco announced it was forming resale partnerships with the three primary commercial stewards of Apache Hadoop-based distributions.

Docker Acquires SDN Integration Startup SocketPlane

Docker Inc. acquired software-defined networking company SocketPlane, a startup founded only last December.

AWS Losing 'Mind Share' Battle, Cloud Comparison Study Says

Compare the Cloud released new rankings indicating Amazon Web Services, though a perennial cloud services frontrunner, is experiencing slower growth and is losing the "mind share" battle with competitors such as IBM and Microsoft.

IBM Reaches for Enterprise Cloud Market Share

Usually known for other things, IBM now wants to be known for something else: cloud computing.

Oracle Bolsters SDN Effort with Ethernet Switches, Network Services

Oracle Corp. introduced new low-cost 10Gb/40Gb Ethernet switches to bolster its software-defined networking (SDN) offerings at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

Survey Indicates Private Cloud Adoption Is Slowing Down

A new survey suggests private cloud adoption among enterprises may have plateaued, while public cloud usage is on the increase.

Avaya Targets Network 'Edge' with SDN

Avaya Inc., better known for its collaboration and communications products, dipped into the software-defined networking (SDN) waters with a new architecture for its networking fabric.

Informal Survey: Azure Use Almost Equals AWS

An informal survey on a virtualization-specific Web site, visited mainly by IT pros and execs who are familiar with cloud platforms, showed that audience is using Microsoft Azure almost as much as perennial cloud frontrunner Amazon Web Services (AWS).