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Andromeda improves networking for Google Cloud Platform

by Chris Swan on  Apr 22, 2014

Google has announced that its Andromeda network virtualization stack is now live in two Google Compute Engine (GCE) zones (us-central1-b and europe-west1-a) with other zones being migrated in coming months. Andromeda offers significant performance improvements without requiring any reconfiguration by Google Cloud users.

What’s New in Azure Networking

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 03, 2014

The new version of Azure brings with it enhanced options for private networks, virtual private networks, and multi-region load balancing.

Juniper Launches OpenContrail for Software Defined Networking

by Chris Swan on  Sep 29, 2013

Juniper Networks have launched their software defined networking (SDN) solution OpenContrail using the permissive Apache v2 open source software license. This means that there is now an open source alternative to VMware’s NSX solution for SDN, which was launched last month at VMworld.

VMware Details Networking and Storage Improvements in Drive Towards Software Defined Data Center

by Chris Swan on  Aug 28, 2013

VMware launched new networking and storage capabilities for its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) at the opening keynote of VMworld 2013, delivering products it promised a year ago.

Enterprise Chef Expands Reach and Depth into Data Centers

by Aslan Brooke on  Aug 19, 2013

Opscode has just announced Enterprise Chef with new capabilities for automating configuration of Microsoft Windows, networking and storage. Enterprise Chef will be the successor to Private Chef and Hosted Chef as Opscode's new offering to provide the capabilities for configuring entire infrastructures.

Patent Holder Pursues IP Grab on TCP/IP

by Dio Synodinos on  Apr 01, 2013 2

A networking hardware vendor based in Austin, Texas says it's going to pursue royalties on the implementation of the TCP/IP set of protocols. Formerly known as Dellor, KCIR Networks acquired Nett Labs in 1997, acquiring this patent into the bargain. The patent claim was filed in 1975, but Nett Labs never pursued royalties.

The Software-defined Datacenter Has Arrived

by Abel Avram on  Aug 30, 2012

VMware and Microsoft provide solutions for software-defined datacenters where all resources – compute, storage, availability, networking and security – are virtualized and automated. This article focuses on the latest additions: virtualized networking and security.

Network Virtualization Makes its Way to Major Cloud Software Vendors Via Acquisitions

by Daniel Rubio on  Aug 13, 2012

Recent acquisitions by Oracle and VMware accentuate the growing network virtualization market.

Dave McCrory Unveils Initial Formula for Principle of Data Gravity

by Richard Seroter on  Jun 29, 2012 4

Does data have its own gravitational pull that attracts applications and services into its orbit? That was the proposal in 2010 by VMware’s Dave McCrory who has recently put some mathematical prowess beneath his principle. In his new website, DataGravity.org, McCrory outlines the formula for data gravity and asks the technical community for help in vetting and applying his formula.

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