Virtualization


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.

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.

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.

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).

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.