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Testing Lab Planned for Network Functions Virtualization

The Telecommunications Industry Association announced its plans to build what it describes as the first North American vendor-neutral lab for testing network functions virtualization component interoperability.

Microsoft Forms Cloud Partnership with Red Hat

In a bid to help enterprise customers embrace a hybrid cloud computing model, Microsoft and open source champion Red Hat today announced a pact that will see more choices and flexibility in deploying Red Hat's popular Linux OS and other solutions to the Azure cloud.

Midokura Supports OpenStack Liberty, Container Networking in Latest SDN Release

Software-defined networking company Midokura announced that its enterprise virtualization technology now supports Liberty, the latest release of the open source OpenStack cloud computing platform, along with the Kuryr project for container networking.

Dell Targets Mainstream Enterprises with Microsoft Azure On-Premises Appliance

Dell is targeting mainstream enterprise datacenters of all sizes with its Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform System that it previously aimed at service providers and big companies.

Full IDE for Software-Defined Networking Offered by Research Project

A research project has introduced a full integrated development environment for creating applications using SDN, a new-age technology approach that's disrupting the datacenter virtualization arena while still evolving itself, with varied philosophies, tools and even definitions of what it is, exactly.

AWS and Microsoft Trade Enterprise Big Data Volleys

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services Inc., known for trading back-and-forth product and services announcements (along with rival Google), are keeping the enterprise volleys going on the Big Data front.

VMworld Survey Shows Enterprises Turning to Software-Defined WAN

Already with a strong interest in software-defined networking, more enterprises are turning to applying the disruptive software-defined virtualization technology to the wide-area network, a recent survey suggests.

Compuware Tool Aimed at Updating Legacy Mainframe Code

Mainframe specialist Compuware today released a tool addressing what it described as the manual, tedious process of accessing and understanding complex mainframe applications.

Analyst Says Enterprises Should Move Slowly to Software-Defined Datacenters

The future of the enterprise datacenter will be defined by total infrastructure virtualization, research firm Gartner Inc. said recently, warning that for now, only companies with the right vision and advanced expertise should try to get a jump on that future.

More Enterprise Use of Container Technology Predicted

New vendor-sponsored surveys point to even more enterprise use of container technology in the near future.

Cisco Routers Infected by New Malware

Researchers at FireEye said they've discovered a malware that infects Cisco Systems Inc. routers with a modified firmware that spys on Internet and network activity, an approach that might be evading normal security measures.

Microsoft Bumps Up Azure Virtual Machine Storage

Microsoft announced a GS-Series for enterprises using Azure VMs, adding more storage.

Open Source Tool Connects Mainframes to Spark Big Data Analytics

Syncsort open sourced a tool that connects data residing on IBM mainframes to Apache Spark for real-time Big Data analytics.

VMware Survey Shows Interest in Enterprise Mobile Business Processes

Although a majority of companies see the value in adopting business mobility processes, most have yet to dive into that pool.

Get Ready for Software-Defined Networking in the Enterprise

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.

Microsoft Teams With Mesosphere for Windows Server Container Project

A collaboration between Microsoft and Mesosphere aims to bring the open source Apache Mesos datacenter orchestration solution into Windows Server.

Big Switch Boosts SDN for VMware, OpenStack Implementations

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.

IBM, Linux Foundation Open Up Mainframe Development

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.

Carriers Lead March to Software-Defined Networking, Study Indicates

Network operators are marching inexorably toward SDN, according to a new study from IHS Infonetics.

Microsoft Continues Courting the Enterprise

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.