Even as enterprises embrace software-defined networking, there's still some confusion about what SDN is--and, maybe even more importantly, what it is not.
Big Blue opened the first two of its Network Innovation Centers last week, but one is going to be a bit of a trip for American customers.
VCE has released a trio of new products--the first major expansion since EMC bought a 90 percent stake of the company.
The term "open" is often used in conjunction with software-defined network architectures. Convenience stores are "open" too, many of them all-day long, but SDN vendors do have their own conveniences in mind.
There seems to be general agreement now on the notion that a policy engine should be the "definer" in a software-defined data center. At issue now is to whom that engine should belong.
There are a handful of competing approaches to the concept of defining networks in software. This week, VMware changed its tack from declaring its NSX approach superior, to the only one that exists.
A candid admission from an always heartfelt Pat Gelsinger extends an olive branch to partners whom VMware publicly snubbed just a few months ago.
What could be the most important conference VMware has ever produced will reveal just how much change in the software-defined data center the virtualization leader is willing to embrace.
For the last few years, the technology has actually existed for Windows applications to be "pasted" into live virtual machines. Now that VMware has acquired it, perhaps we'll actually learn about it.
Suddenly the virtue of native applications doesn't count for much, as apps that think they're running on Windows are made to fit quite nicely on Apple's hardware.