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Cisco Introduces Contiv 1.0 – The Most Powerful Container Networking Fabric

Cisco
Last week at Cisco live! 2017 EMEA in the historic city of Berlin, we shared the early availability of Contiv 1.0 with almost 14,000 customers and partners. Today, we are excited to share the milestone with our broader community. Additionally, I am thrilled to report that Docker has certified Contiv as the very first certified […]

How to Improve your Windows Server 2016 Performance

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We’ve released our VDI Like a Pro Wincdows Server 2016 Tuning Template! With this new tuning guide now available, in this blog I will discuss how: General guidelines for improving OS performance on VDI and RDS(H) are standardized. Not-Optimized Windows Servers can account for over 25% decrease of performance scalability (user density) on a VDI […]

VMware vCloud NFV 2.0 Delivers Agile, Open and Secure Networks with Simplified Operations Management

VMware
Production-Proven VMware vCloud NFV(TM) Platform Accelerates Network Modernization and New Service Delivery, Sustainable Cost Reductions and 5G Readiness; VMware Ready(TM) for NFV Program Now Features more than 30 certified solutions MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced VMware vCloud® NFV™ 2.0, designed to modernize and transform network architectures and operations for global […]

VMware Helps Communications Service Providers “Realize What’s Possible” Through Software-Driven Digital Transformation

VMware
VMware’s Innovative Software-Defined Architecture Helps CSPs Manage, Transform and Grow Their Businesses MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — This week at Mobile World Congress 2017, VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW) is demonstrating the company’s leadership driving the digital transformation of telecom, cable and mobile operators into agile service providers. Through VMware’s unified software-defined architecture spanning Network Functions Virtualization […]

HPE and Red Hat Join Forces to Give Customers Greater Choice for NFV Deployments

Red Hat
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced today they are working together to accelerate the deployment of network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions based on fully open, production-ready, standards-based infrastructures. HPE plans to offer ready-to-use, pre-integrated HPE NFV System solutions and HPE Validated Configurations incorporating Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red […]

Red Hat – QuickStart Cloud Installer (QCI) 1.1

Red Hat
We’re pleased to announce the availability of QuickStart Cloud Installer (QCI) 1.1! This is the second release of QCI since its introduction on September 14, 2016.Included with both Red Hat Cloud Suite and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure entitlements, QCI is designed to simplify provisioning your private cloud infrastructure by orchestrating installation workflow across different products. […]

VMware: upgrade stability integration Mitaka GA Feature availability

VMware
VMware announced general availability (GA) of VMware Integrated OpenStack 3.1 on Feb 21 2017. We are truly excited about our latest OpenStack distribution that gives our customers enhanced stability on top of the Mitaka release and streamlined user experience with Single Sign-On support with VMware Identity Manager. For OpenStack Cloud Admins, the 3.1 release is […]

Leading Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage Company Recognized on CRN’s Data Center 100 List

Nexenta
Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS), announced today that CRN®(link is external), a brand of The Channel Company(link is external), has named Nexenta to its 2017 Data Center 100 list. This annual list recognizes technology suppliers that excel at powering, supporting and protecting the complex and demanding data centers on […]

Overcoming Culture Clash Part II – Six Dimensions of Culture

Red Hat
In the previous article, we outlined how cultural dissonance can cause issues when cultures collide. In this article, we talk about what makes up cultural identity, and perhaps help you become more aware of your own cultural assumptions. In “Cultures and Organizations”, the sociologist Geert Hofstede identified six dimensions for characterizing a culture. The effects […]

Microsoft: Using PowerShell Modules in Azure Functions

Microsoft
Previously, I blogged about how I created PowerShell GitHub Dashboard using Azure Functions to run a PowerShell script and didn’t use PowerShell Modules as I didn’t find an easy way to do it with Azure Functions.  Stefan informed me that you can easily do it using FTP!  Today, I’m publishing a guest blog post that Stefan authored that […]

eww ITandTEL Implements High – Performance Platform-as-a-Service Environment with Red Hat Technologies

Red Hat
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced today that eww ITandTEL, one of Austria’s leading network operators, has deployed Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Red Hat CloudForms to develop and implement a customer-facing, scalable and automated Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment. This allows the service provider to more quickly […]

Cisco: Serenity Now! A better way to malware analysis.

Cisco
Over the last half decade the term sandboxing has become so pervasive, many customers I speak to have forgotten what it’s for!  Sandboxing is a type of malware analysis – dynamic malware analysis to be exact. You execute a sample / file in a virtual environment and see what happens. There are numerous other types […]

Veeam, Novell and SUSE: New things you need to know

Veeam
Veeam has a great relationship with Microsoft and, as a result, we have many industry-leading data protection options for Microsoft solutions. But what about heterogeneous environments? Many customers run a mixture of open source technologies and Microsoft technologies. Veeam Backup & Replication is agnostic as to the operating system running in a virtual machine, but […]

Microsoft Announces NEW Azure Functions capabilities to accelerate development of Serverless applications

Microsoft
Ever since the introduction of Azure Functions, we have seen customers build interesting and impactful solutions using it.  The serverless architecture, ability to easily integrate with other solutions, streamlined development experience and on-demand scaling enabled by Azure Functions continue to find great use in multiple scenarios. Today we are happy to announce preview support for […]

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