Virtualization


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.

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.

PLUMgrid, Cumulus Provide Bare-Metal OpenStack SDN

PLUMgrid is teaming up with Cumulus Networks on a new solution featuring software-defined networking technologies running in OpenStack cloud implementations featuring bare-metal hardware.

Australia-to-U.S Bridge Proves SDN Concept

A group of new-age networking players deployed a peering router between the U.S. and Australia in a software-defined networking proof of concept.



VMware Adopts Docker Container Security Guidelines

VMware has updated a management tool to meet emerging security standards for Docker containers.

Ciena Grabbing Cyan for SDN, NFV Technology

Ciena Corp. is buying new-age networking technology with its announced $400 million acquisition of Cyan Inc.

Cisco Adds Threat Detection to its New-Age Networking Solution

Cisco, which has characterized its Application Centric Infrastructure networking approach as "better than" upstart software-defined networking technologies, is adding detection capabilities to its offering.

HP Offers SDN to Handle Enterprise Mobility

To bring the benefits of software-defined networking (SDN) to campus systems stressed by the demands of today's mobile-ready workplaces, HP announced new hardware and software solutions.

VMware Increases Enterprise Container Efforts

VMware Inc. is building out its container technologies and datacenter cloud footprint with two new open source projects.

Netvisor Positioned for Incremental Adoption of Software-Defined Networking

Pluribus Networks this week updated its Netvisor network hypervisor OS for better integration with existing networks in order to help enterprises adopt software-defined networking (SDN) technologies incrementally.

Microsoft To Support Hyper-V Containers

Microsoft said it will support Hyper-V containers in order to further the young container technology by providing more deployment options and workloads, while developers will be enabled to build more scalable apps.

IBM Innovation Centers Help Enterprises Test New-Age Networking

IBM opened two Network Innovation Centers to help customers explore software-defined networking, network functions virtualization and other emerging virtualization and cloud technologies.

Growth Seen in Converged Infrastructure Platforms

Research company IDC said converged infrastructure platforms -- typically combining compute, storage and virtualization technologies -- are seeing a growth spurt.

Juniper Expands SDN Portfolio

Juniper Networks Inc. added to its software-defined networking (SDN) portfolio with new products including chips, switches and software.

VMware Announces vSphere 6, First Major Update in Years

VMware Inc. announced the availability of the latest edition of its flagship product, vSphere, which in going to version 6 is seeing its first major update since version 5.5 about three years ago.

Mobile World Congress Highlights SDN and NFV

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization captured a lot of attention at the recent Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

Docker Acquires SDN Integration Startup SocketPlane

Docker Inc. acquired software-defined networking company SocketPlane, a startup founded only last December.