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4 numbers that stood out in VMware’s earnings

: VMware this week updated investors on the progress of emerging technologies playing an increasingly significant role in the company’s earnings. VMware’s product mix includes not just compute virtualization, but network...

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Pluribus enriches virtual management system with central console, apps

Pluribus battles Cisco, VMware, Gigamon others for analytics-based virtual management

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Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Latest Ubuntu Server lays the foundation for higher speeds and greater density with Snap packages, LXD containers, and ZFS storage

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How auto repair chain accelerates networking with SD-WAN

Service King Collision Repair Centers is phasing out its MPLS system as the primary networking provider for SD-WAN appliances, says its CIO.

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Is Desktop-as-a-Service ready for business?

Licensing complications and an immature market limit where DaaS is useful, but desktops in the cloud are ideal for specific situations.

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Docker packs container orchestration within its Docker engine

Customers now don’t need orchestration tools like Kubernetes.

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ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises

Enterprises interested in tapping container technology now have a brand-new option for managing it: ContainerX, a multitenant container-as-a-service platform for both Linux and Windows.

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VMware buys Arkin to help increase virtual networking adoption

VMware today announced plans to acquire Arkin, a specialist in helping customers manage physical and virtual networks.

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Ansible 2.1 comes with Windows and Azure support

This is the second update to Ansible since Red Hat acquired it.

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How data virtualization delivers on the DevOps promise

Your data could be standing in the way of getting the most out of DevOps and continuous delivery. It’s also a significant security risk in development — and that’s about to get more expensive

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Apprenda acquires Kismatic, releases a new Kubernetes distribution

The platform as a service provider gains container smarts.

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Cloud28+ turns its cloud catalog into an enterprise app store

Cloud28+, the cloud services federation backed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, now wants to help you install enterprise applications, not just choose them from its catalog.

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Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.

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How to make containers more secure

CoreOS's Matthew Garrett talks about the security risks in containers and how he and others are working to mitigate such risks.

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Containers vs. virtual machines: How to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise

Name a tech company, any tech company, and they're investing in containers. Google, of course. IBM, yes. Microsoft, check. But, just because containers are extremely popular, doesn't mean virtual machines are out of date. They're not....

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6 important announcements from day 1 of CoreOS Fest, Berlin

New technologies, more open source, more funding

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CoreOS Fest goes to Berlin

A must-attend event for anyone who wants to know what the next wave of infrastructure will look like.

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5 things containers need to win the enterprise

Container technology like Docker and CoreOS offers tremendous benefits in terms of flexible service and application delivery, but it needs these five key things to take off in the enterprise.

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