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Virtually trampling over Black Friday 2016

Comedy website dubbed Above Average, which has SNL and 30 Rock blood in its veins, brings us a beautiful mashup of Black Friday deals and virtual reality systems that's just a little too real.

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Decentralized IT management raises concerns

IT isn't happy about the shift to decentralized IT management, so VMware tries to provide the best of both worlds: developer flexibility and centralized IT.

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Cloud traffic set to quadruple: Looks like those pipes are going to run hot

Empirical data that enumerates just how big this cloud thing is set to get. A case in point is Cisco’s global cloud index.


Adapting the network for the rise of containers

Container use is still relatively new, but it’s poised to have a big impact on the network. Big Switch Networks’ Prashant Gandhi explains.

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Containers: IT history seems to be repeating itself

Containers are exciting and new, but results of a new Portworx survey show the environment is not fleshed out enough to satisfy everyone.

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Serverless computing: Do we need to rethink the serverless framework?

In serverless computing, services will be component-ized as microservices, linked together dynamically with policy enforcement intelligence.

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3 ways Windows Server 2016 is tackling security

Windows Server 2016 could be a generational shift in security on par with Bill Gates’ introduction of Trustworthy Computing in 2002.

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Dell EMC aims for a converged, custom fit in an off-the-rack world

Dell EMC says converged systems are too rigid in their deployment options and has come up with an on-premises offering it calls Validated System for Virtualization.

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Ubuntu 16.10 targets hybrid cloud deployments, supports Unity 8 development

Canonical's Ubuntu 16.10 Linux distribution focuses on hybrid cloud deployments, Unity 8 development and high-performance networking.

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VMware embraces containers with latest vSphere, Virtual SAN updates

For years there’s been talk about what the adoption of public cloud and the advent of application containers would mean for VMware. The company is taking these innovations head on, announcing support for them in the latest updates of...

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Virtual assistant faceoff: Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri

A lot can change in a year. Just ask Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistants. We posed the same questions to all four in the summer of 2015 and again in fall 2016, with notable...

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016

From Docker-driven containers and Nano Server to software-defined storage and networking improvements, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great new features

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Citrix wins virtual desktop interface shootout

Virtual Desktop Interface is becoming easier to do, with potentially killer graphics, reasonable port virtualization, fine-grained administrative control, and with potential hosts other than Windows.

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Is today's network cost structure indicative of the future?

As companies begin software-defined networking (SDN) projects, many recognize the cost benefits of virtualization. But are the network cost savings real?

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The best (and worst) parts of server virtualization products

IT managers identify the pros and cons of server virtualization software from VMware, Microsoft, Oracle and Citrix.

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Xen Project patches serious virtual machine escape flaws

The Xen Project has fixed four vulnerabilities in its widely used virtualization software, two of which could allow malicious virtual machine administrators to take over host servers.

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VMware NSX gains traction as a security tool

VMware customers may not be keen on NSX as a networking solution, but they’re discovering it can help them align security with other data center trends.

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Now with additional cucumbers!

The latest in Raspberry Pi news includes a creative cucumber farmer tapping Google AI software, Docker integration and Pi competitors.

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