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Virtual assistants move into DevOps

DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack, Amazon.com’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.

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Cisco deepens enterprise network virtualization, security detection of DNA suite

Cisco today announced a variety of hardware, software and services designed to increase network virtualization and bolster security for campus, branch office and cloud customers.

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New products of the week 2.20.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and VMware.

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The high price of security shaming [Infographic]

Two-thirds of IT security professionals said they would pay an average of $124,000 to avoid public scandals associated with security breaches.

Serverless computing -- new idea or a new implementation of an old one?

Serverless computing is a catchphrase that has recently emerged in the world of cloud computing. It's not a new concept from a technical point of view. It is, however, a new way to request, consume and then pay for computing services....

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What's next for Azure Site Recovery?

Microsoft’s Azure-based high availability disaster recovery service turns the cloud into your off-site failover for complex applications, and it can double as a migration strategy.

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Avi Networks shows you don’t need special hardware to load balance

Avi Networks debunks the myth that companies must spend lots of money on proprietary hardware load balancers to handle large transaction volumes or high throughput.

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Nasuni CEO: ‘We’re going to liberate you from the bottleneck around your files’

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Rodriguez spoke with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about how the Nasuni UniFS file system works, how customers deploy it and what kind of savings and flexibility they can...

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Fortinet’s Michael Xie: How to secure the cloud

Fortinet President and CTO Michael Xie discusses the challenges and the role of the security fabric for cloud environments.

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PIXEL, the latest Raspberry Pi OS ... for x86!

Merry Pi-mas! Santa's got your present: PIXEL, a highly modified version of x86 Debian from the RPi Foundation that will (eventually) run on everything. You must have been good.

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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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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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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

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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