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Arista violated 3 Cisco patents: ITC

Rival plans workarounds in Q2 to keep switches on the market

SanDisk's Sumit Sadana

Q&A: As prices fall, flash memory is eating the world

Sumit Sadana, SanDisk's chief strategy officer and general manager of its Enterprise Solutions unit, shared his insights on the pending merger with Western Digital and his take on the evolving role of flash in corporate data...

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SDN shifts from configuration to analytics

Two vendors, Midokura and Pluribus, offer products for visibility into operations, performance

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Microsoft's audacious Project Natick wants to submerge your data in the oceans

Project Natick capsules put data center servers underwater for five years at a time.

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Microsoft tests underwater data center

Microsoft is testing an underwater data center with an eye to reducing data latency for the many users who live close to the sea and also to enable rapid deployment of a data center in as little as 90 days.

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VMware, Cisco SDNs bring home the bacon

Both play key roles in food processor SugarCreek's data centers

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Forget Super Bowl 50: Let's crown the cabling Installer of the Year!

It's time to roll up your sleeves, de-fog your goggles, climb your ladder and get ready for the 9th annual BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge next week in Orlando, where the Installer of the Year will be crowned and awarded a $5K prize...

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11 cloud trends that will dominate 2016

Five industry insiders predict the trends that will shape the cloud market this year.

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Arista countersues Cisco for Antitrust

Alleges unfair competitive practices on eve of ruling in earlier patent case

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Facebook to set up second data center in Europe

Facebook is setting up a data center in Clonee, Ireland, which will be its sixth in the world and its second outside the U.S.

IBM's new S822LC Linux Power server

IBM's Power systems business is growing for the first time in years

A few years ago, you wouldn't have bet on IBM Power systems having much of a future. But a new strategy to embrace Linux and open up the platform is starting to pay off.

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Review: Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

Support for Hyper-V containers and advanced storage features are wonderful additions, but hold onto your wallets.

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Dell's OS10 aims to open up networks, then whole data centers

Dell is opening up its network operating system, one step toward a data-center OS that could help enterprises emulate cloud companies like Google and Facebook.

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Dell serves up its own disaggregated OS

Linux-based OS10 designed to meld switches, servers, storage into a software-defined data center

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Technology of the Year 2016: The best hardware, software, and cloud services

InfoWorld's 2016 Technology of the Year Award winners recognize the best tools and technologies for developers, IT pros, and businesses

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Enterprise WLAN market is hot, but it's all relative

Wireless LAN purchases aren't exactly going gangbusters these days, but relative to other enterprise infrastructure product sales, WLANs are where it's at.

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Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

Ready for a change? IT pros should be prepared to rethink traditional IT roles and responsibilities this year.

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD 10TB Dynamic

Seagate inhales, uses helium to create 10TB HDD

Seagate's first 10TB enterprise-capacity hard drive is also its first use of helium to reduce friction and increase density in a drive as Western Digital has done with several of its drives.

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