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The technology industry is currently in the midst of a shift from client-server to cloud-mobile - a significant change that occurs very rarely, but one that Red Hat is embracing.
Chinese networking giant's new research site in the Sophia Antipolis technology hub is its 17th in Europe and will focus on chipset design and embedded technology.
Telecommunications carriers often support networks many times the size of large enterprise networks. The problem is that each application or function is supported by separate networking equipment. ConteXtream believes that its SDN technology could improve performance while saving money.
The European Union and South Korea are due to launch a partnership which focuses on developing next-generation networking technology.
Microsoft has made its Azure ExpressRoute private-networking service available to enterprise users who want a more secure way to connect their datacenters to Microsoft's cloud.
Storage and SAN technology vendors this week introduced a wide range of Thunderbolt products for super-fast networking between Macs and PCs.
Timesharing used to be the way to share the resources of a single system. It was replaced by client/server computing but suppliers of VDI technology are looking to dig up the past.
Xen, the open-source virtualization project, believes that ARM has a big role to play in the server and datacenter space, so it's adding support to more ARM chipsets.
Take a blade server, add shared storage, PCI expansion and networking and you have the Dell PowerEdge VRTX. It's a surprisingly scalable yet affordable all-in-one system aimed at small businesses, but attracting interest well beyond its intended market.
The AMD Opteron A1100 series server chip, which features 28-nanometer process technology, will be sampling in the next few weeks.
Corente will add wide area networking virtualization technology to Oracle's red stack.
AppZero is collaborating with Microsoft to persuade users of Windows Server 2003 to update before Microsoft stops supporting the operating system using AppZero's application virtualization technology.
Under Horizon 2020, the EC is investing $8.5 billion in long-term research and development in eight technology areas where Europe wants to be able to compete in global markets. These include 5G networking, photonics, and robotics.
Chinese networking equipment vendor believes wearable technology will pave the way in future and plans to focus its products development in this sector, with its first "affordable" smartwatch slated for launch first half of 2014.
Small companies can access the startup's software-defined networking (SDN) technology for as little as $29 per month for up to 10 devices.
The best home networking solution for parental control of technology is also the best home Wi-Fi router, period. Skydog does well what other Wi-Fi routers usually do poorly.
Big data and software defined networking have come far enough that they can be combined with automation to create self-defending network, but no one is ready for the technology yet, according to IBM.
Server vendors are about to be squeezed by technology buyers, who are navigating new technologies and increasingly considering options away from the traditional data center fare.
Having seen the benefits from server virtualization, enterprises are now asking for virtualization to move into networking and storage, says VMware's Asia-Pacific head.
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