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Is container virtual networking a blessing or a curse?

Containers are a blessing to both developers and operations. But if container virtual networking isn't thoughtfully designed, it could be a curse that plagues us for years.

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4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

: VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network...


Fronthaul and backhaul: Look out, a fusion is coming!

5G is coming, and the networking features and functions of backhaul and fronthaul telecommunications—operating individually in silos—aren’t going to cut it.

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Pluribus enriches virtual management system with central console, apps

Pluribus battles Cisco, VMware, Gigamon others for analytics-based virtual management

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Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Latest Ubuntu Server lays the foundation for higher speeds and greater density with Snap packages, LXD containers, and ZFS storage

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Google is working to make every website viewable in VR

WebVR support is a work in progress for the Chromium project, which could one day change how we browse the Internet.

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How auto repair chain accelerates networking with SD-WAN

Service King Collision Repair Centers is phasing out its MPLS system as the primary networking provider for SD-WAN appliances, says its CIO.

The allure of free storage with FormationOne

Virtual Storage Recapture allows enterprises to recapture unused storage in their virtualized server environments.

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Is Desktop-as-a-Service ready for business?

Licensing complications and an immature market limit where DaaS is useful, but desktops in the cloud are ideal for specific situations.

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ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises

Enterprises interested in tapping container technology now have a brand-new option for managing it: ContainerX, a multitenant container-as-a-service platform for both Linux and Windows.

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Visual highlights: The E3 gaming Expo

Weird scenes inside the goldmine (of E3)


VMware buys Arkin to help increase virtual networking adoption

VMware today announced plans to acquire Arkin, a specialist in helping customers manage physical and virtual networks.

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3 ways to improve security as you embrace containers

A rare opportunity to get application security right

Aqua Security focuses on securing the runtime environment of containers  

Containers can only succeed if tight security measures are integrated into the processes from development to production

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Stackanetes: Just because you can do it, should you do it?

Stackanetes was designed to make it easier to utilize apps sitting on the Kubernetes container management system. But is it an approach with real utility?


Is network fabric heading down the same path as ‘software defined’ and ‘stacking’?

Vendors are stretching the definition of a fabric, which has the potential to cause confusion and slow down both SDN and fabric deployments.

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How data virtualization delivers on the DevOps promise

Your data could be standing in the way of getting the most out of DevOps and continuous delivery. It’s also a significant security risk in development — and that’s about to get more expensive

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Information-centric networking could fix these internet problems

The internet of the future will have to support pervasive mobile connectivity and multicast video technology while keeping latency down. Information-centric networking makes those possible.

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