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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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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.

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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.

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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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

Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style

Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform brings resilient, cloud-like server and storage infrastructure to traditional virtualization deployments

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3D modeling gives USS Arizona Memorial a digital makeover

Using 3D modeling technology the US National Park Service is working on the first comprehensive survey of the USS Arizona memorial in 30 years.

CIO Turns to Data Analytics to Hunt Down VDI Ghost

A few years ago, Seattle Children's Hospital embraced virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) in a big way. Not long after, an elusive "ghost in the machine" began causing major headaches for the IT organization, says CIO...

Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Most of the time, one operating system per computer is enough. But on occasion, you might want to boot up a second operating system for security reasons, testing purposes, or compatibility with specific software. Technical details...

Google taps machine learning technology to zap data center electricity costs

Google is using machine learning technology to forecast - with an astounding 99.6% accuracy  -- the energy usage in its data centers and automatically shift power to certain sites when needed.Using a machine learning system developed

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