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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking

Here's our ranking of the top 10 network-gear vendors that serve corporate needs.

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What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a software-driven appliance.

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NVM Express spec updated for data-intensive operations

The NVM Express group has issued the NVM Express 1.3 spec, which aims to make solid-state drives (SSDs) even faster for analytics and virtualization.

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Virtual reality and augmented reality for the enterprise

Learn how organizations including Case Western Reserve University, Deakin University and Idaho National Lab are taking advantage of augmented reality and virtual reality technology to further their business goals.

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Epyc win for AMD in the server security battle

The built-in security of AMD’s Epyc server chip may prove as advantageous as the chip’s performance.

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How Red Bull Racing uses IoT to win

Red Bull Racing CIO Matt Cadieux details the complex IoT implementation that the team uses to squeeze the maximum amount of performance out of its cars.

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AT&T’s purchase of Vyatta Software bolsters its virtualization push

AT&T will acquire Vyatta Software from Brocade. Here’s why it matters to AT&T’s virtualization efforts.

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Dell-EMC updates HCI line to address changing market requirements

Dell-EMC made several announcements regarding hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), including updates to the company’s HCI line and its XC Series HCI appliances.

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A third of virtual servers are zombies

New research finds that a quarter of all physical servers -- and 30% of all virtual servers -- are comatose. They aren't be used, but they still cost money.

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VMware unveils the latest nervous system for enterprise IoT

The internet of things seems tailor-made for management headaches. VMware is taking on this challenge with VMware Pulse IoT Center, a solution that draws on two platforms the company already sells.

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Red Hat nicely positioned for the turn to cloud

Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst kicked off the company’s Summit meeting in Boston this week, which attracted more than 6,000 people, up 20% from last year. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Whitehurst at the show for...

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Boring old enterprise vendors pay interns well

Snagging an internship at Amazon, Apple, Facebook or Google is certainly reason for celebration, but interns can also fare pretty darn well at enterprise-oriented vendors such as Juniper Networks, VMware and Salesforce.com.

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Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10 months

The Xen Project has fixed three vulnerabilities in its widely used hypervisor that could allow operating systems running inside virtual machines to access the memory of the host systems, breaking the critical security layer between...

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Cisco fires back at VMware decision to whack third party virtual switches

Cisco today said it would offer its virtual switch users technology to get around VMware’s recent elimination of support for third party virtual switches.

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NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

The U.S. National Security Agency is now suggesting government departments and businesses should buy smartphones secured using virtualization, a technology it currently requires only on tablets and laptops

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6 steps for setting up a server room for your small business

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

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Apple is betting big on augmented reality

With 1,000 engineers reportedly working on augmented reality projects, virtual reality could be the company's next big hit.

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IT execs tout benefits of SD-WAN

Two early adopters of SD-WAN share some of the gains they’re realizing from the technology, including flexible deployments, simpler hardware and connectivity options, and cost savings

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