Virtualization


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.

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).

HP To Add Open, 'Brite Box' Switches

HP announced it will be adding Open Network Switches to its portfolio, reflecting an industry migration away from proprietary, locked-in networking solutions and toward software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV) and associated new technologies.

Cisco Financial Numbers Show SDN Is Paying Off

Contradicting analyst warnings, the company reported strong financial results for its latest fiscal quarter, buoyed by strong sales of its own SDN vision, Application Centric Infrastructure.



Red Hat Partners with NEC for Network Functions Virtualization Features

Red Hat said it's working with NEC on network functions virtualization features for its OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution with the goal of developing a carrier-grade service for communication service providers.

Cisco Supports Competing Overlay Technology in Hedging SDN Bets

Cisco Systems Inc. has made several fits and starts in positioning itself for the new era of software-defined networking (SDN), joining some initiatives and projects, proposing its own alternatives and now embracing multiple options.

Brocade Announces SDN Enhancements and New Switch

Brocade Communications Systems Inc. announced a new switch and software-defined networking (SDN) enhancements to its Brocade VCS fabric portfolio.

Pluribus Networks Gaining SDN Prominence

Pluribus Networks is making waves in the nascent software-defined networking (SDN) arena, recently winning another industry accolade just after it announced substantial new funding.

Financial Analyst Tempers Fast SDN Adoption Expectations

Financial firm Piper Jaffray conducted a recent survey of enterprise CIOs that indicated many wide-ranging predictions about the fast adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) might be a bit too optimistic on the timing side of things.

Plexxi Starter Kits Aimed at Software-Defined Networking

Plexxi Inc. is the latest software-defined networking (SDN) vendor seeking to provide enterprises with simplified access to the complicated network virtualzation technology.

Dell Teams with Midokura on Software-Defined Networking Overlay for OpenStack

Dell Inc. is partnering with Midokura to integrate that company's MidoNet software-defined networking (SDN) technology with Dell infrastructure, specifically offering it as an option for overlays on the OpenStack cloud computing platform.

Big Switch Offers Starter Kits for Easy Software-Defined Networking

Bundles of hardware, software, support and guidance aim to ease adoption of company's Big Cloud Fabric.

HP Announces Store for Enterprise SDN Applications

HP announced the upcoming HP SDN App Store will provide software-defined networking offerings to ease the enterprise adoption of the nascent technology that increases network programmability.

Microsoft To Launch StorSimple Azure Storage in August

Microsoft announced this week a new line of its StorSimple appliances that link on-premises datacenters to the Azure cloud.

Analysts Say Cisco Vulnerable To Growth of Software-Defined Networking

With a smaller piece of the market pie for everyone, consequences for Cisco are "particularly dire."

New Research Shows 'Staggering' Failure Rates for Cloud Projects

Complicated pricing, hidden costs and performance problems are main culprits.

Enterprise Private Cloud Leader VMware Chased by OpenStack

Research shows VMware, Amazon AWS lead in private, public arenas.