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Telstra Offers 'Network-as-a-Service' Based on SDN and NFV

In order to provide a next-generation, programmable "network-as-a-service," Telstra is using modern approaches -- increasingly making their way into the enterprise -- such as software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.

Dell Revamps PowerEdge Servers

Dell has updated its lineup to handle the changing model of computing that can have files, storage, networking and compute anywhere.

At Build Conference, Microsoft Outlines 'Intelligent Cloud' Focus

Microsoft signaled an evolution of its signature message of "mobile-first, cloud-first," which is changing into a message of "an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge," thanks partly to the company's growing confidence in its developer tools and services.

Report: 'Vast Majority' of Enterprise Workloads Still On-Premises

Despite the much-publicized migration of enterprise datacenter infrastructure to cloud platforms, a new report from Uptime Institute indicates most workloads are still running on-premises.

Open Source Supply Chain Spec Released

The Linux Foundation has released a new specification for managing compliance in enterprise supply chains that leverage open source software.

Microsoft Previews Newly Named SQL Server 2017

Microsoft yesterday gave the next edition of its flagship SQL Server RDBMS an official name and announced a new preview of the upcoming offering.

Microsoft Will Enhance Windows Server 2016 Remote Management

Microsoft said it's working on a new remote management option for Windows Server 2016 users that will let them remotely manage the Server Core option of Windows Server 2016 without having to make a difficult deployment choice



For Software-Defined Networking, Vodafone Picks Nuage Networks in Datacenter Transformation

Nuage Networks will lend its SDN expertise to Vodafone's "Project Ocean" cloud-centric initiative to virtualize and link its datacenter networks.

Facebook To Refresh Servers, Give Specs to Open Compute Project

Facebook will refresh its entire server hardware fleet, providing design specifications to the Open Compute Project Foundation.

Windows Server 2012 Support Extended by Microsoft

New end-of-support dates extend the life of the server OS by about nine months.

IBM Will Bring Quantum Computing to the Enterprise

Envisioning an entirely new enterprise computing paradigm, IBM this week said it's furthering its efforts to build commercially viable quantum computers, promising new systems to come over the next several years.

Docker Announces Enterprise Edition of Its Container Offering

Docker announced its new Docker Enterprise Edition, a commercially supported offering of its namesake open source Docker container technology.

Analysts Discuss Mainframes and 'Digital Transformations'

Research firm IDC released a new report that indicates mainframe computing is at an inflection point from which it will either continue as a revenue-supporting mechanism or evolve into a revenue-generating platform playing an increasingly important role in enterprise digital transformations.

Microsoft To Offer No-Cloud ERP Data Option

Microsoft will offer an on-premises-only deployment option for its Dynamics 365 for Operations ERP software for enterprises that don't want to store data in the cloud.

Deloitte Taps AWS Cloud for New SAP HANA-Focused Practice

It will work with components such as the SAP BW/4HANA data warehouse and SAP S/4HANA, an enterprise resource management suite with ERP capabilities.

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Incorporates Software-Defined Networking

Microsoft, touting the SDN friendliness of its Windows Server 2016, this week provided new guidance and updated existing SDN resources for the enterprise datacenter OS.

ALM Firm Lists Predictions for Enterprise Software Delivery in 2017

Security, digital transformations and continuous delivery figure prominently.

Ubuntu Heads List of Top Linux Servers in Enterprise Datacenters

ServerWatch considered ease of installation and use, cost, available commercial support and datacenter reliability in formulating its ranking.

Mainframe Survey Reveals 2017 Big Data Trends

Syncsort, which describes itself as a "Big iron to Big Data" specialist, today published the results of a new survey that reveals more enterprises are integrating mainframe-based data with Big Data analytics platforms.

IBM Aims New All-Flash Storage at Enterprise Cognitive Computing

Targeting the need for high availability, continuous up-time and performance in critical cognitive computing efforts at midsize and large enterprises, IBM today announced a new all-flash storage line.