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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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Migrating to the cloud: You want me to lift and shift what?

Understand the benefits to deploying to the cloud, the challenges of performing a lift and shift, and the types of applications that can be easily moved to the cloud.

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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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Containers and virtual machines: Which is best for you?

Containers and virtual machines make installing and configuring cloud applications easier. The challenge is deciding which is best for you.

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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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Finding and protecting the crown jewels

Layer 7 visibility and stateful application controls are important aspects of cloud security—protecting business-critical applications and data.

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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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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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Review: VMM 2016 stiffs Azure, older Hyper-V

System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager shines for Windows Server 2016, but does little for prior versions of Hyper-V

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: More secure, but not faster

Hyper-V 2016 tightens VM security and eases management, but seems to have lost a step

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Skytap launches new container management solution

Containers are the choice of a new generation of developers. And Skytap wants to be there.

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Mist simplifies mobile asset visibility with virtual BLE beacons

The Mist Asset Visibility Service uses virtual Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons to help companies quickly and cost-effectively locate mobile assets.

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Critical Xen hypervisor flaw endangers virtualized environments

A critical vulnerability in the widely used Xen hypervisor allows attackers to break out of a guest operating system running inside a virtual machine and access the host system's entire memory.

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