Virtualization


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.

VMware Updates vSphere Big Data Capabilities

Tool helps configure, deploy, run and manage virtualized Hadoop clusters.

New Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS Released

It's a next-generation "catalyst for enterprise innovation."

CloudGenix Targets Enterprise WANs with Software-Defined Networking

Startup announces $9 million in funding and plan to apply SDN technology to networks serving distributed locations.

IBM to Power Up SoftLayer Cloud Service

Details emerge on the Power architecture IBM plan to use to beef up the cloud service it acquired last year.

SAS Updates Data Management Software

SAS this week announced updates to its data management software that include Big Data virtualization.

The Impact of Virtualization's Rise in 2013

Virtualization matured in 2012; in 2013, virtualization will finally replace physical as the primary environment within the data center.

Windows Server 2012 Delivers Data Virtualization in Delightful Ways

From Live Migration to server core switching, we examine the key virtualization features of Windows Server 2012.