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On that 'death to VDI' thing

I’m no fan of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), but a friend of mine says it has useful qualities.

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Experts split on how soon quantum computing is coming, but say we should start preparing now

Whether quantum computing is 10 years away -- or is already here -- it promises to make current encryption methods obsolete, so enterprises need to start laying the groundwork for new encryption methods.

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VMware removes hard-coded root access key from vSphere Data Protection

VMware released a hotfix for vSphere Data Protection (VDP) to change a hard-coded SSH key that could allow remote attackers to gain root access to the virtual appliance.

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Real edge computing will enable new business models

Real edge computing will enable new business models that could change the playing field in 5G.

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Citrix is building your workspace of the future

Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov – one year after taking over from long-time leader Mark Templeton – is working to show how all the company’s pieces play together in making Citrix the focal point of the ‘workspace of the future’ for nimble...

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How business growth relates to business infrastructure

Five things every CEO, board member, CIO and organizational leader needs to understand about their business infrastructure and its direct relationship to business growth.

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Will the real edge computing please stand up!

The edge computing trend that is pushing the cloud into the fog has kicked off in earnest

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8 free virtual appliances you’ll love

These prebuilt LAMP, MEAN, ELK, WordPress, and other handy stacks amount to gain without pain for developers and admins

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Top 3 causes of storage bottlenecks

To solve storage bottlenecks, you need to monitor the performance of LUNs, applications and servers.

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Dell Wyse 5060: The thin client for knowledge workers

An AMD 2.4GHz quad core processor, support for up to 8GB RAM and 64GB flash makes the Dell Wyse 5060 a heavy hitter.

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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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