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Network security primer: What is access control?

Access control is a complicated technology that’s key to strong security.

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New Docker tool removes a big barrier for enterprises

Making containers enterprise-ready has been a theme at this week's DockerCon EU conference in Barcelona, and on Tuesday Docker itself launched a new tool with that goal in mind.

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Containers get a fresh business boost from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise just rolled out an entire portfolio of Docker-focused products.

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The 10 mightiest supercomputers in the world

The year’s last Top500 supercomputer rankings are out, and two newcomers have become members of the top 10.

Newer supercomputers favor energy efficiency over raw speed, Top500 rankings suggest

Supercomputer spending is increasingly focusing on energy efficiency rather than raw performance, the latest edition of the Top500 list of the world's most powerful computers suggests.

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Microsoft sets up data centers in Germany amid US surveillance concerns

Microsoft is delivering its cloud services, including Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from two new datacenters regions in Germany, in a move that aims to deflect customer concerns about access to their data by U.S....

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Review: Cisco ACI shakes up SDN

Hands-on with Cisco’s highly scalable data center network fabric driven by -- surprise -- a completely open API

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CIOs receive low marks on IT reform report card

Nearly a year after the sweeping FITARA overhaul took effect, agencies continue to struggle in areas like risk reporting and data center consolidation, but lawmakers acknowledge IT reform is a work in progress.

How to avoid a data center overrun with idle servers

A third of data center servers are not productive. Here's why the problem exists, and what to do about it.

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What’s behind the odd couple Microsoft-Red Hat partnership

In a collaboration that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, Microsoft – the purveyor of the mainstream and proprietary Windows OS – has partnered with Red Hat, the champion of an enterprise-class iteration of Linux.

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The International Space Station: Reveling at 15

NASA celebrates the International Space Station’s 15th consecutive year of human lab living.

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Infor says European data stays in Europe with its ERP service

Infor runs ERP and CRM services for its customers, hosting them in Amazon Web Services' cloud, but promises that when people want their data to stay in Europe, it will.

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Network jobs are hot; salaries expected to rise in 2016

Wireless network engineers, network admins, and network security pros can expect above-average pay gains.

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Split between EU privacy watchdogs on Safe Harbor worries business lobby

A decision by German data protection authorities to break ranks with their counterparts in other European Union countries on alternatives to Safe Harbor has business lobbyists worried.

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MIT Media Lab turns 30

A look back at some of the lab’s greatest hits.

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HP just dropped out of the public cloud – now what?

While Hewlett-Packard’s announcement that it will shutter its HP Helion Public Cloud early next year didn’t surprise those who watch the market closely, the move does raise questions about what’s next for HP and other cloud vendors.

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Dell targets hyperscale wannabes with new line of bare-bones servers

Dell released a new family of servers on Tuesday for companies that want some of the benefits of hyper-scale data centers without having to do the custom engineering work.

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Why Intel continues to make money while PCs nose-dive, in two words

While AMD gets burned by the shrinking PC market, Intel has insulated itself by developing another business that's going gangbusters.

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