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We’re learning the wrong lessons from airline IT outages

Blaming airline IT outages, such as those experienced by Delta and Southwest airlines, on equipment failure or the ghost in the machine misses the point

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Microservice tracing: Root cause performance issues in clusters and distributed platforms

As we move to distributed clusters and the benefits of microservice-based cloud applications, new challenges arise--including microservice tracing.


Nutanix gets hyperconverged with PernixData and

Nutanix has snapped up a couple of companies, PernixData and, to extend its enterprise cloud platform.

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How bad is enterprise software? Really, really bad. But it's not quite that simple.

A new report reveals how much users dislike enterprise software and how the systems hurt users' productivity.

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Who gets to telecommute once Zika's bite comes closer?

The Zika virus outbreak in Florida -- and rising concerns it will spread north -- are worrying workers and forcing companies to adjust.

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SimpliVity delivers use case-focused hyperconverged solutions

Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor SimpliVity delivers new capabilities tailored for actual use cases.

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Arista expands its telemetry solution to monitor the heartbeat of the network

Arista’s expanded network telemetry solution will give customers a continuous view of the state change of every device in the network.

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LinuxCon: Q&A with inventor of, um, Microsoft PowerShell

The creator of Microsoft's recently open-sourced scripting and configuration framework PowerShell, Jeffrey Snover, sat down with Network World at LinuxCon North America 2016.

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World Economic Forum goes for blockchain

Blockchain technology has the potential to live up to the hype and reshape financial and other services, says the World Economic Forum.


Automate, integrate, collaborate: Devops lessons for security

Devops is transforming application development; the same principles of automation, integration, and collaboration can vastly improve security as well

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source and lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced Thursday that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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7 cool internet of things companies to watch

Industry watcher CB Insights earlier this month showed that venture capital funding of internet of things companies is actually on the decline after years of growth. But we've still seen enough fresh funding in the months since we...

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‘I’m a doofus’

Not me, at least not in this instance. The self-described doofus here is a contributor to Reddit’s section devoted to networking, who says he acquired his doofus bona fides while troubleshooting his company’s VoIP system.

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Review: Chef 12 fires up devops

A rich dev and test toolchain, collaborative end-to-end workflow, and improved Windows support put Chef in a league of its own

Cisco uncovers security threat in industrial control system

Cisco’s security intelligence and research group Talos, said that it had reported a serious vulnerability in Rockwell Automation’s industrial control system – the MicroLogix 1400 programmable logic controller (PLC). The Simple...

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Anatomy of a service outage: How did we get here?

The right analytics system can help IT prevent problems before they actually crop up

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Measure cloud performance like a customer

To ensure cloud services perform well, independently measure performance goals—and measure from the perspective of your customers.

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How a 96-year-old company modernized its infrastructure by embracing innovation

Investing in a digital infrastructure and embracing an innovative culture among employees has helped modernize Pitney Bowes. James Fairweather, SVP of Technology and E-commerce, explains how they did it.

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