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Containers vs. VMs: It comes down to state management, networking and sprawl

Understanding the key differences

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5G is coming and it is the future of mobile

It is fair to say that it is still early days but research efforts have been rolling for some time and standardization is expected to start in the next few months. Perhaps the two most cited requirements in 5G are the 1000x...

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SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

Two vendors, Midokura and Pluribus, offer products for visibility into operations, performance

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Turn a barebones PC into a graphics powerhouse with AMD's new FirePro server GPUs

A barebones PC could turn into a multimedia or virtual reality powerhouse with new FirePro server graphics processors introduced by AMD.

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10 of today's really cool network & IT research projects

New enterprise and consumer network technologies are coming fast and furious these days via well-heeled startups, and yes, even from more established tech players. But further back in the pipeline, in the research labs of universities...

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VMware, Cisco SDNs Bring Home the Bacon

Both play key roles in food processor SugarCreek's data centers

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Despite layoffs, VMware has a big bet on this one cloud innovation

VMware is in the midst of turbulent times: It announced 800 layoffs this week and the departure of its CFO; the merger of its parent company EMC with Dell is hanging over its head; its vCloud Air public cloud has had fits and starts....

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VMware cuts 800 jobs as it transitions from older 'blockbuster' compute products

VMware is cutting 800 jobs as it transitions from its traditional products to newer, emerging technologies.

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Big Switch frees up its SDN

Base fabric software to be offered at no cost as inducement for commercial products

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HPE and Affirmed have lassos to herd virtualized services

Companies unveil products to manage NFV environments

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What does an Oracle audit look like? This one certainly wasn't pretty

Oracle is at least as well-known for its aggressive licensing tactics as for its namesake database technology, and a recent dispute makes it clear that that reputation isn't entirely unfounded.

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Dell serves up its own disaggregated OS

Linux-based OS10 designed to meld switches, servers, storage into a software-defined data center

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SDN pioneer Big Switch lands big round, big names

$48M in funding and Warmenhoven, Morgenthaler on board; Plexxi attracts Google

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Review: Run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware’s Fusion 8

If the goal is hosting Windows (or Linux) on a Mac using a Type 2 hypervisor, Fusion8 is the tool for you. There’s a Standard version for end users and a Pro version for developers, as VMware wants to capture as many developers as it...

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Wall Street Technology Association introduces its board

The Wall Street Technology Association, which provides a forum for financial industry technology professionals, vendors, service providers, and consultants learn from one another, has introduced its board of directors for the new year....

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Containers, hyperconvergence and disaggregation are hot

Vendors say will be key trends in 2016

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Tribune Media rebuilds IT from the ground up and is living the dream

With everything software controlled, workloads can be moved at will, and VMware’s NSX offsets the need for more than $1m of network gear

Storage considerations when you’re virtualizing the last 20% of your systems

The “last leg” is difficult because it taxes the underlying infrastructure, storage in particular

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