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The first place to tackle SDN? In the WAN

Michael Elmore of Cigna argues that the best initial use case for SDN is in the wide area network.

Ravello promises enterprises cross-cloud app flexibility

Newly infused with a fresh $28 million in funding, this startup is betting its future on 'nested virtualization' technology.

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks, an SDN start-up developing converged compute, network, storage and virtualization systems, said it raised $50 million in a Series D round of funding led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore with a...

Brocade offering free SDN for one year

Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.

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Startup Reddo Mobility gets $4.25M to give Windows apps a second wind

Windows desktop applications aren’t going to disappear from enterprises overnight, but if Reddo Mobility has its way, many of them will morph into mobilized ones sooner than later.

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Container wars

Docker's getting all the container headlines, but as we're going to see in 2015, there's a lot more to containers than just one company.

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Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

With seemingly everything in IT converging – servers, switching, storage, virtualization – will servers ultimately take on the role of the top-of-rack data center switch?

Citrix aims to cut virtual desktop costs with next-gen XenServer

The newest version of Citrix Systems' XenServer cuts the cost of virtualizing high-end PCs by increasing the number of desktops that can run on each server.

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Citrix buys Sanbolic to virtualize storage for VDI, app delivery

Citrix Systems acquired storage virtualization vendor Sanbolic in a move that could make it easier for Citrix users to use applications and virtual desktops spread across data centers and clouds.

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Q&A

Inside AT&T’s grand plans for SDN

Frame relay and ATM go away as the company virtualizes more functions. A Q&A with the man driving the transformation.

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Microsoft adds key management to Azure cloud

Microsoft continues to bulk up its Azure cloud platform.

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Why SDN all-stars are heading to Brocade

Why is it that a who’s who of SDN developers is landing at Brocade?

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Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of Ubuntu Linux tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

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IBM climbs aboard the Docker bandwagon

Following similar moves by Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google, IBM is equipping its enterprise cloud services to run the Docker virtualization containers.

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How to get more out of your virtualized and cloud environments

Virtualization has brought great efficiencies to IT, but has created new challenges/new opportunities to save more.

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SDN tools increase WAN efficiency

The enterprise WAN can be a daunting operational challenge.

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CoreOS's Rocket launch aimed directly at Docker

Citing concerns about Docker's security model and its increasingly complex supporting platform, CoreOS is developing Rocket, an alternative to the open-source container technology.

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SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

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