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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft Bumps Up Azure Virtual Machine Storage

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

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.

Carriers Lead March to Software-Defined Networking, Study Indicates

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.