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Cloud orchestration and APIs News
March 23, 2017
By the end of the month, enterprises can get the Red Hat OpenStack Platform through the IBM Cloud. The offering is expected to make the software for private clouds easier to use.
October 20, 2016
The latest version of the Facebook Wedge switch raises the hardware's throughput to 100 Gbps. But the networking gear remains a non-enterprise technology.
October 18, 2016
The VMware-AWS hybrid cloud partnership pressures OpenStack supporters to simplify deployment of the open source cloud platform in the enterprise.
March 30, 2016
In recent SDN-related news, NEC and PLUMgrid have both upgraded their SDN suites, and the CIO of the United States will address the Open Networking User Group's Spring conference.
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Cloud providers want an API for the network layer to control the flow of specific applications -- a capability we see emerging with OpenFlow and software-defined networks. Continue Reading