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  • Big Switch updates SDN controller options

    Big Switch Networks this week rolled out a new release of its cloud fabric software, which includes support for VMware vSphere environments and Dell switches, among other features.

  • Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services

    A streaming analytics engine developed by Microsoft Research is giving advertisers on the company's Bing Web search service more timely analysis on how their ad campaigns are faring, according to the company.

  • How to assess the security of SaaS applications

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • Dropbox buys Pixelapse to add version control for visual designers

    Cloud sync-and-share company Dropbox, never one to shy away from an acquisition, has snapped up startup Pixelapse, which provides a GitHub-like version control service for "tens of thousands" of visual designers. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

  • Cisco's evolving software, Cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

    The software and expanded Cloud strategy Cisco is announcing this week is an attempt to leverage the company's installed hardware base while addressing the software centrism sweeping the industry.

  • Oracle and Samsung said to be teaming up for mobile cloud delivery

    Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.

  • Box rides high on Wall Street’s warm welcome

    Box made a splashy entrance on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, opening at $20.20 per share, or 44 percent higher than the price it had set for itself the night before.

  • NFL statement on New England Patriots Deflate-gate

    No, the NFL's Deflate-gate controversy involving the New England Patriots' footballs during its AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts has little to do with enterprise networking. But in case you haven't seen it, the league has finally issued a statement on the topic as the build-up to Super Bowl XLIX heightens.

  • Hottest Enterprise Network & Computing Startups of 2015

    Coming off a huge year in venture capital investing, the bar has been set high for 2015. But network and computing startups, focused in areas such as the cloud, security and mobile, promise to reap big dollars from investors this year as well. Here's a running timeline of startup investments, with an emphasis on those of interest to enterprise IT pros.

  • Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud

    When Windows 8 was first previewed to developers during Microsoft's first preview event for that operating system in September 2011, one of the system's most indispensable sources of functionality was said to be the cloud -- specifically, the cloud service known at that time as Windows Azure.

  • Amazon to acquire Israeli startup Annapurna Labs for data center muscle

    Amazon.com is to acquire a semiconductor startup in Israel, which has been operating secretively since it was set up in 2011.

  • As Box's IPO looms, so do its challenges

    The road to an initial public offering is rarely smooth for any company, but it's fair to say that Box's journey has been one of the bumpier ones. Though it filed plans to go public early last year, it wasn't until this week that the milestone finally come into view. In the meantime, Box's challenges have only intensified.

  • Box CEO Aaron Levie's top 10 snarkiest Tweets

    It's rare to find a CEO of a high-profile company who is more outspoken on social media than Aaron Levie, founder and "chief magician" (as he calls himself) of Box, which today is launching its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday Jan. 23.

  • Google superchages cloud storage for databases with Local SSD

    If you want the fastest possible storage performance for a database as inexpensively as possible, Google's cloud-based Local SSD for its Compute Engine platform could be the answer.

  • Ravello promises enterprises cross-Cloud app flexibility

    Part of the reason companies agonize as long and hard as they do over cloud decisions are the potential consequences to be suffered if it later turns out changes need to be made. Write an application and it's good for the particular cloud platform you've chosen; decide to move to a different platform, and you could have a world of pain ahead.

  • Dropbox boosts mobile talent with CloudOn buy

    Dropbox on Tuesday added yet another young startup to its brain trust with the acquisition of Israeli mobile-productivity app maker CloudOn.

  • Dropbox acquires CloudOn to strengthen mobile collaboration

    Dropbox continues to build its business away from sync-and-share cloud storage with the overnight acquisition of CloudOn, an Israeli startup that offers a "simple and beautiful" mobile document creation and editing tool, to quote Dropbox's marketing spin.

  • Despite new public cloud offerings, VMware still playing catch-up

    The newest feature added to VMware's vCloud Air public cloud is the ability to spin virtual machines up and down with just a few clicks and pay for them by the hour.

  • Survey: Cybersecurity pros endorse data breach notification rules

    U.S. President Barack Obama's call for a nationwide data breach notification law has won strong support from members of one cybersecurity-focused organization.

  • Java focuses on modularity, real-time apps in 2015

    It's full speed ahead for modular and real-time Java efforts early in the new year.