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Making the right hyperconvergence choice: HCI hardware or software?

Enterprises planning to adopt hyperconverged infrastructure can select from two main approaches: hardware or software. Hyperconvergence hardware typically comes in the form of an integrated appliance, a hardware/software package...

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Virtual ADCs: Where application delivery controllers fit in software-defined data centers

SDN and virtualization are driving a shift from hardware-based application delivery controllers toward a microservices model that enables more flexible ADC licensing options

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Windows Server 2019 general availability: What to do

The latest version of Windows Server has reached general availability, so subscribers who haven’t already given it a test drive should check out the new security, redundancy, management and SDN features.

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AMD plots its move against Intel in the data center

With new momentum and Intel reeling, AMD is targeting virtualization upgrades.

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The rise of EVPN in the modern data center

Layer 2 networks: what you learn from watch and learn.

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VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions

VMware's Project Dimension (edge computing), Project Magna (artificial intelligence) and Project Concord (enterprise blockchain) were all previewed at VMworld

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Microsoft lures Win Server 2008 users toward Azure

With the end of support for Windows Server 2008 coming in January 2020 and SQL Server 2008 in July 2019, Microsoft is offering customers three years of extended support for the platforms if they migrate the workloads to its Azure...

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Nutanix expands on-premises desktop offerings with Frame buy

The purchase of Frame will help Nutanix expand its virtual desktop infrastructure and allow it to cover both ends of the network.

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What is virtualization?

In the IT world, virtualization has revolutionized the way we think about data and where it lives, moving us closer to a completely on-demand data world.

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What's the future of server virtualization?

Server virtualization can help fight server sprawl, make better use of compute power, curb energy bills, and improve data-center agility and flexibility.

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Rackspace, HPE expand on-premises cloud with pay-as-you-go Kubernetes

With Rackspace’s Kubernetes-as-a-Service, customers can scale their Kubernetes environments at their own pace in nearly any data center in the world, including their own.

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SDNs and NFV are complementary and core components of modernized networks

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization both untie tasks and functions from hardware and provide agility, one for the network itself, the other for network services.

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Windows Server 2019 embraces SDN

Software-defined networking in Windows Server 2019 includes virtual network peering and encryption, auditing, and IPv6 support.

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What is network virtualization? Pioneer Martin Casado explains

Network virtualization pioneer Martin Casado explains the concept behind network virtualization, how the technology works and why it was created.

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Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

The top IT initiatives of enterprise network managers are cloud and software-defined data centers, overcoming server virtualization’s dominance for the past 10 years, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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VMware: Cloud-centric businesses need a cloud-centric network

VMware’s Virtual Cloud Network provides an agile network and security overlay that acts as a “fabric” to connect apps, data, and users to each other.

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Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Virtual desktop infrastructure (or VDI) has been an intriguing idea for a long time. We look at the pros and cons of VDI and whether the emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will finally make implementing virtual desktops...

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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