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Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out

VMware's Virtual SAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

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Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased Quay.io provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

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IBM/DARPA turn out brain-like 5-billion transistor superchip

The developers said the chip, which can be tiled to create large arrays, is built on Samsung Foundry's 28nm process technology, the 5.4 billion transistor chip has one of the highest transistor counts of any chip ever produced. Each...

The Evolution of Cognitive Radio Systems: Part 1

This 10-part series will discuss the notion of “cognitive” radio, the combination of a radio transceiver with computerized intelligence to automate coordination of devices, networks and services for improved functionality,...

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Impact of Today’s Hardware and Software Applications in Cloud-based Environments: Part 2

This is a continuation of a previous article. In my prior post, I proposed developments in software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies that can help further advance the benefits of cloud...

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

VMware opens up testing of next-gen vSphere to anyone

The product is expected to be announced at VMworld in August

Sparc and Windows get more love in Oracle VM update

Oracle VM 3.3 supports larger pages and can speed Windows operations with paravirtualized drivers

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Early user of VMware NSX net virtualization tool extols fine grain controls

Network World Editor in Chief John Dix recently sat down with WestJet technologist Richard Sillito to learn what the company is learning about network virtualization and its broader NSX plans.

Securing the virtual world

Catbird Networks Director of Product Management, Malcolm Rieke, talks about how virtualization changes the security game with Network World Editor in Chief John Dix.

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SDN: The next steps

Software Defined Networking technology is maturing and there are several real world use cases, but for most shops it is still a question of figuring out how we get there from here.

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Impact of Today’s Hardware and Software Applications in Cloud-based Environments: Part 1

What software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) need to address, as well as the impact of today's hardware and software applications in cloud-based environments.

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US intelligence agency wants brain-like algorithms for complex information processing

Getting computers to think like humans has been a scientific goal for years – IBM recently said it found a way to make transistors that could be formed into virtual circuitry that mimics human brain functions.

USENIX: Unstable code can lead to security vulnerabilities

Program compilers can inadvertently erase code, causing all sorts of hard-to-find performance problems and security issues

VMware corrects Cisco

Claims many more than a handful of paying customers for NSX

SDN seen slowing spending on routers, switches

Market research and analysis firms note 'hesitation' due to network transformation

Avaya's simple plan

Company struggling for Ethernet switch relevancy cutting through layers of complexity from recent advancements like SDN, etc., with its Shortest Path Bridging fabric

ABM overcomes pro-VMware bias to adopt Microsoft's Hyper-V

Saving about $2 million was the primary reason international business-facility management firm ABM decided to convert its virtual infrastructure from VMware's vSphere to Microsoft’s Hyper-V, but that came only after a period of having

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