F5, considered the market-share leader in application delivery control (ADC), today released new versions of its flagship BIG-IP product that make it easier to use the company’s load balancer, firewall and other application delivery services not only in data centers but in the public cloud.
Stories by Brandon Butler
A startup backed by PhD researchers at Stanford who developed some of the earliest software defined networks has a startup that creates a software copy of networks, allowing users to better understand the behavior of their environment.
Microservices and container-based applications are becoming ever more popular. Why? And what does the emergence of these trends mean for your shop? This primer explains what microservices are, why your app-dev teams want to use them and how you can prepare your infrastructure for them.
News of Broadcom buying Brocade for an estimated $5.5 billion comes with some caveats: Most notably, chipmaker Broadcom isn’t planning to keep Brocade’s Ethernet business. So what will happen to it?
What do the servers and racks that make up one of the largest hyperscale data center networks in the world look like? Microsoft has provided a glimpse this week when it open sourced Project Olympus, the design specs for the hardware that runs its cloud.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Mirantis have been two of the most important companies contributing code to the open source cloud platform OpenStack, and both companies have recently laid off employees working on the project.
A team made up of executives from Aruba Networks and Panzura are out with a new self-funded startup this week that aims to deploy security tools that enterprises use in their campus and extend it to the cloud.
A group of enterprises like General Electric, Pfizer, Cap and Citigroup have come together with a wish list of how they would like public IaaS providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google to make their clouds more interoperable.
It’s a debate that’s raged on for years: Which is cheaper, public or private clouds? A new report from 451 Research finds that two of the most critical factors that influence the cost of a public versus a private cloud deployment are an organization’s ability to efficiently manage infrastructure and utilization of hardware resources.
In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data centers around the globe for each vendor. What’s behind this arms race to build new regions for the big clouds?
For years there’s been talk about what the adoption of public cloud and the advent of application containers would mean for VMware. The company is taking these innovations head on, announcing support for them in the latest updates of the company’s core management products announced this week at its VMWorld Europe conference.
Hours before the press conference in San Francisco with AWS CEO Andy Jassy a blog post from VMware leaked onto the Internet announcing the deal between the two companies.
AT&T announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services that will allow the 29 million connected devices on the mobile provider’s network to more easily connect and store data in AWS’s IaaS cloud platform.
As data center infrastructure management (DCIM) moves to the cloud, new integrations with internet of things sensors and big data analytics may help prevent costly downtime.
As the containers vs. virtual machine debate rages on, new research finds that containers could yield double-digit resource savings compared to virtual machines.
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