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Microsoft Azure Key Vault Security Service Now Available

Microsoft recently announced its Azure Key Vault service is available for commercial use.

Pluribus Leads Converged Infrastructure Project

Pluribus Networks Inc. teamed up with Red Hat Inc. and Super Micro Computer Inc. to demonstrate a converged infrastructure package featuring Pluribus' flagship open source-based distributed network hypervisor OS, Netvisor.

Microsoft Shows Off Container App for Multiple Platforms

At DockerCon, Microsoft demoed a key milestone toward building apps that can run on multiple server OSes.

New-Age Networking Project Transforms Carrier Central Offices

At the recent Open Networking Summit, a project demonstrated the implementation of next-generation networking technologies in telecom carriers' central offices, re-architecting the infrastructure by using open standards software and commodity hardware to replace proprietary, fragmented systems.

VMware Expands Into Identity-as-a-Service

Expanding even further beyond its roots in server virtualization, VMware Inc. has launched a single sign-on (SSO) product called Identity Manager.

Microsoft Details Strict Windows 10 Update Rules

Enterprises must follow strict Windows 10 update rules in certain circumstances to avoid being left out of future security updates, Microsoft said, with one rule requiring them to adopt the new OS by a certain period of time.

HP and Alcatel-Lucent Team Up for Cloud Datacenter Networking

HP and Alcatel-Lucent have entered into a partnership to feature HP software-defined networking and other technology in Alcatel-Lucent's cloud datacenter solutions for optical and IP-based networks.



Survey Shows Slow Start to Windows 10 Enterprise Adoption

A survey conducted at last month's Microsoft's Ignite conference shows the vast majority of enterprise Windows-using IT pros won't deploy the upcoming new Windows 10 for at least six months.

Open Network Operating System Updated

ON.Lab announced the release of the open source Open Network Operating System (ONOS) for use with modern networking technologies including software-defined networking (SDN).

Looking at the Top Features Coming in SQL Server 2016

Learn about Dynamic Data Masking, Polybase, Always Encrypted, in-memory improvements and more features coming soon in the big new release of Microsoft's flagship relational database management system.

Vendors Address New-Age Networking Orchestration

A bunch of new solutions are hitting the networking market to tackle the thorny problem of orchestrating all the moving parts found in new-age technologies such as software-defined networking and network functions virtualization.

Performance Is Primary 'Pain Point' for Storage Implementations, Survey Says

A new survey indicates the primary pain point in enterprise storage implementations today is performance, with latency listed as a big problem.

InterCloud Launches Lab Service to Prove New-Age Networking Concepts

InterCloud Systems recently unveiled a new cloud service that will let enterprises test software-defined networking and network functions virtualization technologies, proving concepts in a simplified environment before moving them to production.

Free Software Advocate Calls Major OSes 'Malware'

Richard Stallman, who developed the GNU OS and who advocates for an open software ecosystem, having founded the Free Software Foundation, claims major OSes from Microsoft, Apple and Google are merely paid malware.

AWS Edges Azure in Gartner Cloud Market Research Report

Gartner Inc. identified Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Azure as the only "leaders" in its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Magic Quadrant market research report.

Citrix Shows Off Next-Generation Virtual Cloud Workspace

Citrix recently demoed its new Workplace Cloud and other products it hopes will establish it as the purveyor of the modern digital workplace.

Google Preemptible Virtual Machines Offered for Cheap, Short-Lived Cloud Jobs

Google Compute Engine Preemptible Virtual Machines, a short-lived VM type that's in beta, was recently announced by the search giant for those who don't mind running VMs that will work for just 24 hours and can be shut down with only a 30-second advance notice.

Cloud Performance Testing Gives Slight Edge to Azure over AWS

Enterprises seeking a cloud services provider might want to choose either Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure, according to a new report from Nasuni.

Microsoft Releases Details about New Windows 10 Editions

Microsoft announced the names of Windows 10 editions, along with some basic details about each.

Big Switch Adds VMware NSX Support to its Software-Defined Networking Fabric

Big Switch Networks Inc. -- which says it provides "the industry's only open SDN fabric" -- has announced it now supports VMware NSX virtualization technologies.