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  • Juniper SDN veteran lands at Brocade

    Brocade has named former Cisco and Juniper engineer Benson Schliesser as distinguished engineer, responsible for helping shape the company's network virtualization strategy.

    Written by Jim Duffy10 Jan. 14 16:28
  • Citrix buys Framehawk to give virtual desktops a boost

    Citrix Systems has acquired Framehawk for an undisclosed sum, and will use the company's technology to improve the performance of virtual desktops and applications over wireless networks.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs08 Jan. 14 14:28
  • 10 top tests of 2013

    Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be a comparative test of multiple products in a single category and it had to break new ground or deliver fresh insight into an important product area.

    Written by Neal Weinberg11 Dec. 13 11:23
  • HP hits restart on 'converged systems,' takes aim at vBlock

    Stop me if you've heard this one before: Hewlett-Packard released new "converged systems" on Monday that aim to get customers up and running quickly with virtualized applications and big-data analytics.

    Written by James Niccolai10 Dec. 13 01:11
  • VMware adds more scale to Virtual SAN beta

    VMware has posted a new beta release of Virtual SAN (VSAN) that lets enterprises add more storage capacity and management features.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs26 Nov. 13 16:15
  • Bitcoin gets new friends, but still a bit player

    Bitcoin scored several big wins this week, including endorsements from U.S. federal officials and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, signalling its progress toward wider acceptance.

    Written by Zach Miners23 Nov. 13 01:03
  • WAN specialist Talari adds $15M in venture funding

    Talari Networks, a San Jose maker of WAN virtualization/aggregation appliances and software, added $15 million to its coffers via a new round of venture financing.

    Written by Network World staff18 Nov. 13 16:12
  • AWS: Our virtual desktop will succeed where others have stumbled

    With the launch of a new hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service called WorkSpaces, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hoping to convert more enterprises to virtual work environments, something other IT companies have enjoyed only modest success in doing.

    Written by Joab Jackson14 Nov. 13 01:19
  • Cloud news: Amazon targets high-speed graphics; Rackspace boosts VM performance

    Two of the leading Cloud computing providers have announced significant revisions to their on-demand virtual machines, with Rackspace rolling out new higher performing SSD-based VMs, and Amazon Web Services reducing the prices on one class of its VMs and introducing a service for graphics processing.

    Written by Brandon Butler05 Nov. 13 17:08
  • Ease of management, mobility drive VDI at Bentleys Brisbane

    Bentleys Brisbane has begun a pilot of virtual desktops, with the independent Queensland accountancy using appliances that bring together both storage and compute in a single package as an alternative to traditional SAN infrastructure.

    Written by Rohan Pearce23 Oct. 13 15:41
  • VMware identifies vulnerabilities for ESX, vCenter, vSphere, issues patches

    VMware today said that its popular virtualization and cloud management products have security vulnerabilities that could lead to denials of service for customers using ESX and ESXi hypervisors and management platforms including vCenter Server Appliance and vSphere Update Manager.

    Written by Brandon Butler18 Oct. 13 21:11