Though originating in academic exercises and graduating from proof-of-concept testing labs to initial adoption by Web-scale giants, carriers, service providers and telecom operators, SDN is heading for the enterprise.
A collaboration between Microsoft and Mesosphere aims to bring the open source Apache Mesos datacenter orchestration solution into Windows Server.
Enterprises seeking to support software-defined networking and software-defined datacenters in VMware and OpenStack environments were this week targeted by enhancements to Big Switch Networks Inc. products.
A new collaborative project from The Linux Foundation aims to foster Linux development on mainframe computers, while Big Iron vendor IBM is offering up new mainframe Linux servers to the open source community.
Network operators are marching inexorably toward SDN, according to a new study from IHS Infonetics.
Cementing its committment to enterprise computing are three key products from Microsoft: OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business and the newly released Windows 10 OS.
The recent OpenDaylight Summit provided a showcase for advancements to date in software-defined networking technologies.
A survey of VMware customers -- admins who will support the new Windows 10 on their virtual infrastructure -- shows they expect good things from the just-released OS they see as their platform for the future ... next year.
With this week's release of Windows 10 comes the question about whether the new OS is ready for enterprise deployment, an issue often in doubt for years after a product is launched.
"SDN and NFV aren't markets," said Gartner Inc. analyst Joe Skorupa recently in explaining why the research firm won't be publishing any "Magic Quadrant" reports for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies
The Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to work on the Open Container Initiative (OCI), formed at last month's DockerCon conference to create standards for containers.
VMware Inc. is the clear leader in Gartner Inc.'s 2015 "Magic Quadrant" for x86 server virtualization infrastructure report, similar to last year's report. Only Microsoft joins VMware in the "Leaders" quadrant.
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 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 announced the new Cortana Analytics Suite, a one-stop shop for the company's machine learning, Big data and business intelligence products.
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 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.
This year, IDC said, will see cloud infrastructure spending take up one-third of IT budgets.
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 recently announced its Azure Key Vault service is available for commercial use.