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Microsoft will release Windows 10 in 'phases'

How do you roll-out the new Windows 10 to "one billion devices" worldwide? You do it "in phases," explains Microsoft's Terry Myerson.

The end (of IPv4 addresses) is nigh

The well for IPv4 addresses is just about dry. The American Registry for Internet Numbers reported last week that there are still a few IPv4 numbers available in smaller block sizes, but for all intents and purposes, that's it for public IPv4 addresses.

Avaya teams with Steel ORCA for SDDC offerings

Another piece has fallen into place in Avaya's software-defined networking and software-defined data center strategy. The company is beginning to collaborate with data center services provider Steel ORCA to build a SDDC offering based on Avaya Fabric Connect.

Windows 10 Wi-Fi feature raises security concerns

A feature that will be part of the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Windows 10 is sending up red flags among security professionals. The Wi-Fi Sense feature, which was designed to make it easier to connect to local wireless networks by sharing secure connections with friends, could make it easier for anyone to connect to home networks, whether the network owners want them to or not.

Cisco invests in 6WIND for high-performance networking

During a recent visit to France, Cisco CEO John Chambers committed to investing $100 million in the country's innovative technology businesses, and it looks like the networking vendor is already making good on that promise. The company is now investing in and working with 6WIND, a high-performance networking software business.

How Yamaha is moving everything to the cloud

As many companies are doing, Yamaha America is shifting its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud. Instead of leasing almost 200 servers, Yamaha has spent much of the last two years shifting to...

The cyberpunk future may very well be on its way

Reportedly, William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and sometimes credited as the creator of the cyberpunk science-fiction genre, wasn't a computer guy. Quite the opposite, in fact. He wrote the...

Industry Insider: Six key questions to help the CIO avoid 'mobile failure'

Kinvey CEO Sravish Sridhar writes that answering these six tough questions will create a foundation to provide the tools that today's employees require- and demand- on the mobile platforms they use 24/7.

Infoblox aims to make IPv6 migration simple

Not sure how much of a headache migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 is going to be? It looks to be an Extra Strength Tylenol kind of problem. The bad news is there doesn't seem to be an easy solution to the problem. The good news is some vendors are finally trying to simplify the migration. For instance, Infoblox just released 6Map, a freebie tool that helps begin the shift to IPv6.

Masergy virtualizes router, firewall with new NFV product

Masergy is hoping to attract enterprises with a new network functions virtualization product that virtualizes both routing and firewall functions. The new Virtual f(n) was designed to eliminate the need for on-site administration while also replacing traditional on-premises routing and firewall appliances.