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What is a private cloud? [ And some things that it's not ]

Here's a clear definition of private cloud that should help lift some of misconceptions about what private cloud is and is not, and reaffirm that private cloud is definitely not dead.

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Gartner: Top 10 2019 tech trends you should know

AI, augmented analytics, quantum computing, and blockchain are among technologies that soon could dominate the IT landscape, according to Gartner’s annual Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends.

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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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Gartner: Digital business projects in a quagmire? Hack your culture!

If you are a CIO or business leader and you are having trouble moving forward on a digital business project, Gartner says you should hack your current IT culture to get things moving.

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Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, sports evangelist, philanthropist dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, space enthusiast, owner of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, Paul Allen, has died. He was 65.

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Huawei targets Nvidia, Intel, Qualcomm with new AI chips

Huawei's artificial intelligence (AI) strategy is not just chips, but a full-stack portfolio, including chips, cloud services, and products.

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ICANN’s internet DNS security upgrade apparently goes off without a glitch

The KSK rollover involved generating a new cryptographic public and private key pair and distributing the new public component to parties who operate validating resolvers, according to ICANN. Such resolvers run software that converts...

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Talking DerbyCon, spy chip whispers and Google's data breach | Salted Hash Ep 47

Steve Ragan and J.M. Porup catch up post-DerbyCon conference to discuss psychological issues in the infosec community, supply chain security and whether it's time to make China the boogeyman again, as well as Google's recent data...

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Private cloud spending is increasing, not decreasing

New IDC study shows private cloud spending increased 28.2 percent year over year. Off-premises private cloud, in particular, is seeing strong growth.

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Juniper advances network automation community, skillsets

Juniper is looking to be an evangelist for network automation by announcing a variety of applications, tools, labs and libraries that it says will hasten adoption the technology for businesses and network professionals.

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Is there a white-box server in your data center’s future?

The stagnant server market is heating up as 'white box' server vendors grab an increasing share of the cloud business. Enterprises have been reluctant to follow the lead of hyperscale data center vendors to off-brand server...

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Do network pros need to up their DevOps chops?

For decades, network professionals needed to know router protocols and command-line interfaces, but with the advent of programmable networks, it may be prudent for them also to get training writing code in order to advance in their...

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Retail IoT: Walmart's IoT patent filing might be the creepiest ever

A Walmart patent application suggests putting IoT sensors in shopping-cart handles to monitor shoppers' heart rates, temperatures, grip strength, and stress levels.

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How to boost Wi-Fi performance: Experts talk planning, troubleshooting

Wi-Fi experts from Cisco, Aruba, Ekahau, Extreme and Mist share best practices for Wi-Fi performance optimization, focused on three major phases of large-scale Wi-Fi installation: planning and pre-installation, post-installation...

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5 best practices to boost Wi-Fi performance

Wi-Fi experts share best practices for establishing and maintaining optimal WLAN performance.

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Tapping the brakes on 802.11ac wave 2

802.11ac wave 2 is the splashy new kid in the wireless technology pool, but some experts caution that you might not want to let it play without lifeguards present.

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Intel’s FPGA strategy comes into focus

Intel reveals its FPGA strategy, which includes the Stratix 10 and Arria 10 chips, a Storefront for FPGA workloads, and support for VMware vSphere.

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Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

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