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Verizon: ‘A glimpse of the future’ in cloud-native EPC trial with Ericsson

In Hillsboro, Oregon, Verizon is running a trial that it says is both an industry first and a glimpse of its network's future: a fully cloud-native, container-based element of its Evolved Packet Core, operating on its live network and serving customers. The proof-of-concept trial with...

Why going cloud native in 5G creates hard choices for software (Reader Forum)

As mobile operators continue to extol the theoretical expectations of new services and revenue streams that 5G is supposed to herald, they’re faced with a much more concrete reality on the network side: How should 5G network architectures be built to deliver upon all...

VMware’s vSphere, vSAN updates focus on hybrid cloud management

VMware introduces version 6.7 of vSphere and vSAN VMware premiered version 6.7 of both vSphere and vSAN with a focus on new hybrid cloud management capabilities. VMware vSphere and vSAN are the company’s flagship virtualization products. The former serves as the company’s hypervisor and virtualization management platform,...

Bare metal infrastructure vs. hypervisor-based infrastructure

Choosing a host infrastructure The Infrastructure hosting market can feel overwhelming with the variety of technologies and platforms available. Generally speaking, however, infrastructure hosts fall into two categories: bare metal infrastructure and hypervisor-based infrastructure. To help determine which infrastructure host works best for your company,...

Gluster Community focuses on container integration with Gluster 4.0

Gluster Community announces Gluster 4.0 The Gluster Community recently premiered the latest version of the open source software scalable network filesystem, Gluster 4.0, with new features focused on container integration and storage management. Gluster was founded in 2005 with the goal of simplifying storage using open...

JetStream introduces platform to ease workload migration across clouds

JetStream Software unveils JetStream Cross-Cloud Platform Cloud development company JetStream Software introduced a new cross-cloud data management platform, dubbed JetStream Cross-Cloud Platform, which aims to support workload migration, resource elasticity, and business continuity across multi-cloud and multi-data center infrastructures. Established in 2016, JetStream Software is headquartered in San...

Physical switches vs. virtual switches

Switching switches Service providers are increasingly making network components virtual, including network switches. They have been regarded as an effective way to address various hurdles with server virtualization. But what exactly are virtual switches, and how do they compare and contrast with physical switches? Physical switches A physical...

Microsoft previews Windows Server 2019 with Linux, Kubernetes support

Microsoft gives sneak peak of Windows Server 2019 Microsoft recently previewed Windows Server 2019 with general availability slated for the second half of this year. Based on feedback from its customers, Microsoft is focused on four themes with Windows Server 2019, including hybrid, security, application...

Nutanix to enhance cloud platform with Netsil acquisition

Nutanix announces intent to purchase Netsil Cloud computing software company Nutanix Inc. announced it intends to purchase Netsil Inc. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Netsil is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2012. It offers an observability and monitoring platform for cloud apps...

AT&T contributes code to Linux open source edge computing project

The Linux Foundation unveils Akraino project The Linux Foundation recently announced a new project, dubbed Akraino, to develop an open source software stack capable of supporting high-availability cloud services for edge computing systems and applications. To kick off the project, AT&T will contribute code made...

How to improve network security with NFV and SDN

Securing open distributed architectures Service providers have gravitated toward open distributed architectures over the past few years with the rise of network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), virtual machines, containers and other technologies. Although network operators have been eager to embrace open distributed architectures...

Cisco releases container platform to ease multi-cloud adoption

Cisco launches open container platform for hybrid cloud deployments Cisco is taking aim at the multi-cloud market with the introduction of an open and production-grade Cisco Container Platform. Announced at Cisco Live in Barcelona, the purpose of the platform is to help customers launch and...

VMware’s NSX updates build on micro-segmentation

VMware announces general availability of NSX for vSphere 6.4 VMware announced updates to the latest version of its network virtualization software platform, NSX for vSphere 6.4, with a focus on micro-segmentation. VMware has been working to break into use cases with NSX beyond security by combining...

Google brings GPUs to virtual machines with preemptible offering

Google announces Preemptible GPUs Google has launched preemtible GPUs, a programmable logic chip made for display functions, which enable users to use virtual machines with GPUs at a 50% discount. Although, it should be noted the company can shut down the use of the service...

Intel security glitch may impact processors stretching back a decade

Patches to Intel kernel flaw could slow down computers by 30 % An apparent security flaw has been reportedly found in almost every Intel processor chip made in the last decade, forcing a redesign of Linux and Windows kernels. Adding insult to injury, the required...

AWS VP of architect strategy highlights cloud native principles

The role of Kubernetes in AWS Austin, Texas -- Pay-as-you-go, self-service, global distribution and high utilization -- those are the principles that undergird cloud native, noted Adrian Cockcroft, vice president of cloud architecture strategy at AWS, during a keynote presentation at this year’s KubeCon +...

CloudPassage tackles container security with new solution

CloudPassage launches Container Secure Cloud storage and security provider CloudPassage unveiled an encompassing set of automated compliance and controls for containers dubbed “Container Secure” today. The solution covers five key elements of container security, including host security, continuous image assurance, runtime configuration assessment, visibility and compliance,...

Google updates Andromeda SDN to address low latency demand

Google unveils Andromeda 2.0 Google announced it has made some updates to software-defined networking (SDN) platform Andromeda, which the company said should reduce network latency between Compute Engine virtual machines (VMs) by 40% and almost a factor of eight since launched in 2014. Andromeda is a...

Digital transformation pushes expansion of Microsoft’s Azure Government service

Microsoft announces Azure Government Secret service expansion at Government Cloud Forum Microsoft recently announced it is expanding its Azure Government Secret service at its Government Cloud Forum. The service will provide the U.S. Government, along with defense agencies, the intelligence community and every U.S. military...

Multi-cloud adoption drives Cisco ACI updates

Cisco debuts ACI 3.0 for customers managing multi-cloud environments Cisco recently updated its software-defined networking (SDN) offering solution, Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), due to the growing embracement of multi-cloud environments. According to the company, ACI 3.0 includes updated security and simplified management for any mix...

Virtual machine management key to Microsoft open source project

Microsoft VMM Analytics takes pulse of on-site virtual machine Virtual machines (VMs) are one of the popular technologies among data centers today. Due to their widespread use, keeping tabs on VMs can be an arduous undertaking. To make VM tracking easier, Microsoft recently unveiled a...

Will containers replace virtual machines?

Are containers taking over? Virtual machines have taken the spotlight on the telecom stage within the last few years, but the technology is by no means a one-man show. Containers, which predate virtual machines, have taken on an increasingly important role lately largely thanks to...

How containers are reshaping data centers

The evolution of data centers Data centers are constantly changing to stay up to pace with the latest tech novelties. Among the technologies anticipated to have the biggest impact on the data center market are containers, which have been championed by IT administrators as a...

Five container use cases

A container renaissance? Data centers have a new found interest in containers these days. The technology provides an alternative way to host multiple processes on an individual console without using virtual machines (VMs). Containers extrapolate various processes and resources, like memory and CPU, creating an...

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