Virtualization


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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

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.

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.

Juniper Expands SDN Portfolio

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

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.

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.

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.