Software


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.



SDN Advancements Highlighted at OpenDaylight Summit

The recent OpenDaylight Summit provided a showcase for advancements to date in software-defined networking technologies.

VMware Customers Favorable Toward Windws 10

A survey of VMware customers -- admins who will support the new Windows 10 on their virtual infrastructure -- shows they expect good things from the just-released OS they see as their platform for the future ... next year.

Is Windows 10 Ready for the Enterprise?

With this week's release of Windows 10 comes the question about whether the new OS is ready for enterprise deployment, an issue often in doubt for years after a product is launched.

No Magic Quadrant Studies for SDN/NFV, Says Research Firm

"SDN and NFV aren't markets," said Gartner Inc. analyst Joe Skorupa recently in explaining why the research firm won't be publishing any "Magic Quadrant" reports for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) technologies

Container Standards Effort Launched

The Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation to work on the Open Container Initiative (OCI), formed at last month's DockerCon conference to create standards for containers.

VMware, Microsoft Lead Server Virtualization in Analyst's Rankings

VMware Inc. is the clear leader in Gartner Inc.'s 2015 "Magic Quadrant" for x86 server virtualization infrastructure report, similar to last year's report. Only Microsoft joins VMware in the "Leaders" quadrant.

Experts Say Government Surveillance Backdoors Actually Make Things Worse

A group of prominent cryptographers said that the planting of backdoors for law enforcement surveillance -- in an effort to crack down on cybercrime -- is actually creating more network vulnerabilities that criminals can exploit.

Teradata Will Offer Cloudera Option for Hadoop Appliance

Teradata said users of its Big Data analytics appliance will soon be able to use Cloudera Inc.'s Hadoop distribution, joining the current Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 option.

Microsoft Combines Data Offerings

Microsoft announced the new Cortana Analytics Suite, a one-stop shop for the company's machine learning, Big data and business intelligence products.

Microsoft Releases System Center Configuration Manager Tech Preview 2

Microsoft has released Technical Preview 2 of System Center Configuration Manager, available for testing from an Evaluation Center page. The offering also features a second preview of System Center Endpoint Protection.

Cisco Backs New-Generation Networking Company

Cisco Systems Inc. this week invested in a French company, 6WIND, a specialist in helping enterprises deploy software-defined networking and network functions virtualization technologies in existing datacenter setups.

Research Firm Predicts Big Uptick in Cloud Infrastructure Spending

This year, IDC said, will see cloud infrastructure spending take up one-third of IT budgets.

Following OpenDaylight Update, Study Shows Benefits of Next-Gen Networking

A recent study indicated the young software-defined networking technology and its sidekick, network functions virtualization, "could be as significant as the introduction of IP networks themselves." The study emerged just two days after a new release of the OpenDaylight SDN platform.