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UK competition agency provisionally OKs Broadcom’s $6B VMware acquisition

Eight months after launching an investigation into whether the deal would reduce competition in the UK, the CMA has provisionally cleared the acquisition.

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EU OKs Broadcom acquisition of VMware, with strings attached

Broadcom’s bid to buy up VMware clears a key regulatory hurdle with the conditional approval of EU authorities.

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Tips for building a home lab to prep for network certifications

Setting up a home lab doesn’t have to cost a fortune, particularly if you can make use of cloud-based environments, open-source switches and firewalls, and virtual storage appliances.

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Broadcom CEO pledges $2 billion for VMware R&D, professional services support

The focus of Broadcom’s investment boost will be on helping enterprises to deploy private clouds and growing the VMware ecosystem.

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Broadcom-VMware deal faces further regulatory hurdles from EU Commission

Having concluded its initial investigation into the proposed $61 billion deal, the EU Commission remains concerned the acquisition could restrict market competition, particularly for Fiber Channel host bus adapters.

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Broadcom, VMware extend deadline to complete acquisition by 90 days

The companies have now given themselves until May 26, 2023, to complete Broadcom’s $61 billion acquisition of VMware.

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What is a virtual network

Virtual networks are vital for cloud computing, and virtual LANs can transform networks

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Cisco amps-up its UCS server line with new Intel processors

New high-end Cisco Unified Computing System servers with the 4th Generation Xeon processors will be more powerful and energy efficient.

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EU Commission opens antitrust inquiry into Broadcom’s $61B VMware acquisition

The investigation relates to concerns of price gouging and decreased competition for hardware components that interoperate with VMware's software.

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What is a network router?

Is a router still a router even if forwarding packets is just one of its many jobs?


Broadcom's VMware acquisition sparks concern

But chip leader Broadcom vows to learn lessons from its CA and Symantec deals and says this time will be different.

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McLaren Racing relies on edge computing at Formula 1 tracks

McLaren's Formula 1 racing team securely delivers apps and data to track crews and guests via VMware Workspace ONE.

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VMware CEO highlights tech upgrades, skims over looming Broadcom buy

Product news includes VMware vSphere 8, new Aria multi-cloud management tools, and a SaaS delivery model for networking and security software NSX.

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VMware, IBM expand joint options for hybrid cloud

VMware support for IBM's Cloud Satellite means consistent infrastructure and security across IBM's public cloud and its on-prem cloud services.

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Verge-OS virtualization software can now pool and apportion GPU capacity to help create virtual data centers.

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What are virtual routers and how can they lead to virtual data centers?

With routing software deployed on off-the-shelf hardware, enterprises can reap the benefits of virtual routing that can extend to data centers and promote savings.

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What is a virtual machine, and why are they so useful?

Many of today’s IT innovations have their roots in VMs and their separation of software from hardware.

Data archiving: It doesn’t have to be on tape

Long-term data storage can be done in the cloud, on disk drives, and optical disks, but each has some drawbacks.

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