Steve Garrison, VP, Marketing, Pica8 examines how NV, NFV and SDN differ and how each moves us down the path toward programmable networks.
WatchGuard has announced the enhancement of its network security visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension.
Hewlett-Packard is expanding the scope of its OneView infrastructure management console, releasing a OneView plug-in that should help system administrators more efficiently manage their VMware vCenter operations with OneView functionality.
Symantec has announced the latest version of its NetBackup solution, bringing new functionality to protect the largest scale VMware-based environments as enterprises move to a software-defined data centre architecture.
Network management firm Emulex have released their next generation of Ethernet connectivity solutions for virtualised, enterprise and Cloud datacentres.
In lieu of launching its own public cloud lineup, storage giant EMC has decided to resell the cloud products of its VMware subsidiary, Network World has learned.
Lenovo Group has agreed to buy IBM’s x86 server hardware business and related maintenance services for US$2.3 billion, it announced Thursday.
SDN is a technology that promises to be the next big thing not only for IT organisations and networking vendors, but also for service providers, says Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat
VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, with $1.175 billion being paid in cash and $365 million arriving in installment payments and assumed unvested equity.
Gulf Business Machines and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming their commitment to a longstanding strategic relationship.
Cloud’s platform as a service market hasn’t even grown up yet, but already some people are saying it’s doomed.
Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs (wide area networks), in a strike against competitors Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close early this year, weren’t disclosed on Tuesday.
As an annual maturity assessment, the Gartner Hype Cycle continues to provide an accurate indication of those technologies and IT trends that are continuing to change the landscape around us, particularly those that have created large-scale technological shifts that impact a diverse set of users.
Flash storage solutions provider SanDisk has announced that its SAS enterprise solid state drives, have been certified by VMware as a supported flash tier of VMware Virtual SAN.
Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is designed to deliver virtual desktops to client computers over a network from a centralised source. With traditional VDI, you create a master image (reference computer, or core) to use for all clients, then personalise images as needed.
Dell Software yesterday introduced a suite of software and services for enterprise mobility management, including a ‘secure workspace’ for mobile devices that lets enterprise IT managers separate work from data apps.
IDC predicts key Asian cloud suppliers will pit against each other resulting in a new leadership structure within the IT industry.
CNME asks a panel of experts to look forward to the nine biggest storage trends of 2014.
VMware has posted a new beta release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) that lets enterprises add more storage capacity and management features.
Enterprises and service providers are looking beyond collections of boxes and toward virtual data centers that are better at growing and changing, and now application services such as security and acceleration are about to fit into that picture as well.
Facebook’s head of network operations has great expectations for software defined networking (SDN), though he may not be relying on commercial hardware vendors to bring SDN to the social networking giant’s own infrastructure.
Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally, considered a front-runner among candidates to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, has reportedly tried to put the brakes on the accelerating rumours.
HP and VMware, Inc. announced plans to collaborate to deliver the industry’s first federated network solution, designed to provide customers unified automation of, and visibility into, their physical and virtual data center networks. …
International Data Corporation (IDC), IT and communications market intelligence and events firm, today brought together more than 150 of the top IT end users from across the Kingdom for the first day of its prestigious Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2013.
In the space of a little over 20 years, Linux has grown from an open source ideal into an enterprise class OS used in every domain.
The last few versions of VMware Workstation haven’t been radically different from one another, and Workstation 10 is no exception.
On day one of TechEd, the Microsoft mantra was that failing fast is the best way to succeed. At the opening keynote of the Microsoft TechEd Australia conference on the Gold Coast, Microsoft …
EMC today announced advances in its VNX line of midrange storage, which will now be built for flash first, and new capabilities for its VXPEX Proven Architecture portfolio. The storage giant also revealed …
VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs.
VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform, expected out by year end, will have a key security tool for deploying security software and services to VMware-based virtual machines.
The jam-packed VMworld show this week in San Francisco has been VMware’s launchpad for flights deeper into storage, an area that the company thinks is due for more virtualization. While VMware’s new NSX …
Mere days into the Steve Ballmer Successor Watch, guessing who will be his replacement has become a new tech industry pastime. Ballmer’s announcement that he will retire within the next 12 months has …
Eurocom rocked us with the most powerful per-pound choice in a notebook that we’ve seen to date. The Panther 5SE came with 4TB of storage, 64GB of DIMM3 memory and eight Xeon cores. …
A recent study by IDC has predicted that Australian businesses will avoid $9.7 billion in costs through the year 2020 with the help of virtualisation.
While cloud-based services can help you reduce time to market, increase availability and ease management, challenges include loss of control, understanding risks and gaps in the cloud provider’s environment, and maintaining compliance with …
If Australian companies were to virtualize their severs and physical infrastructure, $6 billion in costs could be saved from now to 2020, according to a new whitepaper by research firm IDC.
For about the last decade VMware has been one of the pre-eminent companies ushering in a new era of computing related to server virtualization. Now, the company is hoping to extend the shift beyond just server virtualization to include the cloud, plus network and storage virtualization.
The introduction of Rackspace’s hosted Dedicated VMware vCenter Server will allow IT staff to control their VMware environments from a data center run by the vendor.
With an update to its Foglight for Virtualisation software package, Dell can now help organizations rid their systems of resource-sucking zombie virtual machines. “It’s so easy to create VMs. We have customers creating …
Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, recently announced that the company has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2013 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimisation Controllers”.
Hewlett-Packard has joined Nvidia’s growing Grid alliance, equipping a Gen8 Proliant blade server with graphics boards that can speed up and lower the cost of virtual desktop deployments.
Apple’s innovation problems were highlighted today when Forbes published its 2013 list of the world’s most innovative companies and ranked Apple at No. 79.
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger says he doesn’t expect open source cloud project OpenStack to catch on significantly in the enterprise market, instead he says it’s more of a platform for service providers to build public clouds.
Eight months after the launch of Microsoft’s Surface line, the company has yet to turn a profit on its first foray into tablet manufacturing and sales, according to a Tuesday regulatory filing. Microsoft’s …
Cisco and NetApp this week expanded their FlexPod storage and switching portfolio with a new design for Big Data workloads.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.
The P9982′s price tag is absolutely mad when you think about the device that you’re actually getting, though perhaps it’s the madness that makes it special.
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