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Big Switch Rolls Out SDN Starter Kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil “starter kits” designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

Industry Reacts to Cisco Cutting Stake in VCE, EMC Taking Control

We've rounded up articles and social media commentary on the big changes taking place with the VCE converged infrastructure joint venture

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Virtual Reality Gains a Small Foothold in the Enterprise

Prototypes and simulations based on virtual reality can save companies millions.

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Top Unified Communications Vendors Eye Virtual Reality in the Conference Room

Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya hone their virtual reality strategies.

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4 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Isn’t Real Yet

Here are four reasons why virtual reality will take a while to gain a foothold in the enterprise.


Silicon Valley's Next Disruption: Reality!

Virtual reality and augmented reality are practically the same thing and will be served up to us in breathtaking and unexpected ways.

Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

It's another giant step for the Docker virtualization technology

VMware again lets users run virtualized desktops locally with Flex

Employees get a desktop they can use without Internet access and IT keeps control of it


VMware’s Casado Talks About Evolving SDN Use Cases, Including a Prominent Role for Security

The company’s Networking and Security Business Unit is taking off, reaching $100m in just nine months

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Local virtual desktops may be the (old) new thing in BYOD

For IT organizations seeking to take a more employee-centric stance by employing a Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) program, client hosted desktop virtualization may be what the doctor ordered.

Xen Project discloses serious vulnerability that impacts virtualized servers

Major cloud providers like Amazon and Rackspace were forced to reboot some of their servers in order to apply the patch

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How Network Virtualization is Used as a Security Tool

As VMware sells its network virtualization software, it’s finding that security is a big driver for adoption.

Samsung Touts Enterprise Uses for Tab Active and Knox

Samsung is using the stage at this week's Super Mobility conference to promote its upcoming Galaxy Tab Active rugged tablet, its Knox security and management software, and even its Gear VR headset to enterprise users.

A Guide to Disaster Recovery Done Right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

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Dell's 'Virtual Smartphone' Furthers its Drive into Worker Device Management

Dell announced a 'virtual smartphone' to help companies keep better track of security and expenses related to employee-owned smartphones and tablets.

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SDN and Network Virtualization: A Reality Check

The Software Defined Networking movement is still evolving, but profiles of SDN users are becoming more clear and we’re getting a bead on some of the common evaluation criteria companies are using to gauge how to go forward.

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SDN Vital to IoT

Two major emerging network trends, Software-defined networking (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT), are destined to intersect, with one perhaps dependent on the other.

Cisco Right-Sizes UCS Servers

Company recasts line for large- and small-scale requirements

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Container Party: VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and Red Hat All Get in on App Hoopla

Containers: Buzzword du jour, or game-changing technology?


Virtual Engineers Could Transform IT Outsourcing

European oil company Rompetrol fled a disastrous outsourcing deal with the help of new autonomic IT infrastructure services from IPsoft.

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