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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.

How DCIM tools improve PUE, reduce costs and help mitigate your carbon footprint

Data Center Infrastructure Management provides increased levels of automated control to simplify capacity planning and allocation

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25 highest paying companies: Which tech co outranks Google, Facebook and Microsoft?

Tech companies snag 20 spots on Glassdoor's ranking of 25 highest paying companies in America

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Making the case for in-house data centers

With seemingly everything moving to the cloud these days, it’s important to know when setting up your own data management center can still be the right decision.

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Mesosphere open sources DC/OS data center management platform

Cloud computing startup Mesosphere has decided to open source its platform for managing data center resources, with the backing of over 60 tech companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Cisco Systems.

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Sony cranks up optical disc storage to 3.3TB

Optical discs like Blu-ray are losing favor, but Sony and Panasonic don't seem to care. The companies have cranked up the storage capacity on optical media to a stunning 3.3TB.

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New products of the week 4.18.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Stratus Technologies and A10.

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Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

Enterprise storage, backup and disaster recovery products win over IT pros.

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Fave Raves: 29 tech pros share their favorite IT products

IT pros' favorite tech products keep people productive and enterprise assets safe.

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Trade commission will review contentious Cisco-Arista patent dispute

Specifically the ITC granted full review of the three patents that Arista is allegedly infringing under the initial determination issued by the presiding judge on Feb 2. In February, the ITC made an initial determination that Arista...

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Envisioning a 65-story data center

Two young architects have designed a data center that challenges how the structures are built. Instead of constructing a flat, sprawling complex, they are proposing a data center that reaches skyscraper heights.

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Solar on all U.S. roofs would supply 39% of power

A federal study of 128 U.S. cities revealed that if Americans installed solar panels on every roof, it would supply 1,432 terawatt-hours (trillion watts) of annual energy generation -- 39% of the total power used by the U.S.

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Puppet expands support for Docker, Kubernetes

The Puppet Enterprise 2016.1 automation platform features support modules for managing containers and microservices architectures

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Meg Whitman tells IT leaders everything they need to know about HP Enterprise

In a recent interview, HP Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman discusses her firm's R&D strategy and how it differentiates itself from other IT vendors in areas including cloud computing and hyper-converged infrastructure, among others. She...

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New products of the week 4.4.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Attunity and Codenvy.

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All hyper-converged solutions are not created equal

Hyper-converged solutions can differ vendor to vendor and market to market. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that there are four categories of hyper-converged solutions.

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For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster

Disaster recovery as a service is a fast-growing segment of the industry, analysts say.

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Networking then and now: 1986 vs 2016

Network World turns 30: Comparing the cutting edge in 1986 to where technology stands today

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