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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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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.

Need SDN control but don’t want to upgrade your Cisco switches? VMware wants to talk

Martin Casado says NSX gives Nexus 5000 and 7000 users the SDN features they want without ripping and replacing hardware.

Amazon's case for running containers in its cloud

Amazon Web Services is evolving its platform in an effort to convince customers that its cloud is the best spot to run application containers. Some are buying in.

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Review: VMware Workstation 12 gets a shine for Windows 10

VMware’s polished and pricey desktop virtualization platform adds formal support for Windows 10 and a host of minor enhancements

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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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What Dell buying EMC means for VMware

News of the Dell acquisition of EMC is raising new questions about what the deal means for VMware and its customers.

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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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Four questions about the Dell-EMC merger

Dell shook up the enterprise IT market Monday by announcing a deal to buy storage giant EMC for a whopping $67 billion. The deal raises many questions; here are four of them.

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Arista adds security to cloud software

Macro-segmentation services inserts firewalls into physical, virtual workloads.

Where to start with containers and microservices

Containers and microservices are groundbreaking technologies, but adoption is still a struggle in some shops. Lessons from Java and virtualization could help light the way.

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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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Where does SDN make sense? We ask Fidelity’s Director of Global Network Architecture

Carlos Matos has been following Software Defined Networking from the get go as one of the earliest members of the Open Networking Users Group (ONUG). We recently caught up with Matos to get his view on how companies are likely to...

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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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Microsoft has built a Linux-based operating system

Don't get too excited; it's not going to power the next Windows....

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