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Bask Iyer CIO VMware
Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure CTO

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Out with the old, in with the new

What do you do with your legacy IT environment? The answer is: sweat your assets. Work hard to prolong their life as much as possible. Make judicious, simple, but not investment-intensive or risky moves to simplify the environment and...

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Xen's highly critical virtual machine escape flaw gets a fix

The Xen Project fixed several vulnerabilities in its popular virtualization software, including one that could allow potential attackers to break out of a virtual machine and gain control over the host system.

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016 (so far)

From Nano and Docker to software-defined networking and storage features, the next version of Windows Server is packed with great additions

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BT Group may give OpenStack the boot

OpenStack has gained considerable popularity over the years for its open-source cloud platform, but this week it looks like one major user is seriously considering dropping the technology in favor of a proprietary alternative.

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Why you want a bare metal hypervisor and how to choose

There are two kinds of virtual machine managers, but for servers, data centers, and clouds there's only one that matters: Bare metal hypervisors. Here's how to choose the one that's right for you.

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VMware brings Michigan to Europe to boost virtual networking

VMware added new management features to its public cloud platform for resellers, and its NFV platform for carriers, at VMworld in Barcelona -- and unveiled a new networking techology preview, Project Michigan

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The state of VR: Where Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, and others stand right now

Virtual reality is a bold new frontier, and a lot of big-name players want a slice of the pie.

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18 companies launched by former Cisco people

A small sampling of companies -- some successful, some not -- started by Cisco alums.

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Cisco, Juniper, Brocade to virtualize AT&T

Developing SDN routing for carrier CPE

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For virtual reality to be perfect, it needs to be less perfect

Arcades that don't feel like arcades, living rooms that don't feel lived in—we take a look at virtual reality's problem with perfection.

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The 25 most powerful enterprise networking companies

These are our picks for the biggest influencers on the network.

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Review: Parallels 11 delivers seamless Windows/Mac integration

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac uses virtualization to run Windows 10 on Apple hardware.

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Why (and how) VMware created a new type of virtualization just for containers

VMware has created an entirely new virtualization platform for running containers.

Google expands Compute Engine offerings with bigger VMs, autoscaling

Google Compute Engine, the company’s IaaS cloud computing offering, got a facelift today with the announcement that new autoscaling features and 32-core VMs would be available to the general public.


Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines

The new Microsoft Azure GS-series virtual machines are made for demanding database-driven workloads.

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How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud

VMware is playing catch-up with Amazon and Microsoft -- and playing to its strengths in the hybrid cloud market.

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VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center,...

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VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

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