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Google Cloud to offer VMware data-center tools natively

Google is enlisting VMware and CloudSimple to serve up vSphere, NSX and vSAN software on Google Cloud to make ease the transition of enterprise workloads to the cloud.

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What's a smart contract (and how does it work)?

Smart contracts are potentially one of the most useful tools associated with blockchain, and they can enable the transfer of everything from bitcoin and fiat currency to goods transported around the world. Here's what they do and why...

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Public cloud winners take most

CIOs plan big increases in cloud spending in the coming year, with AWS and Azure first in line

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Will complexity kill Kubernetes?

Kubernetes wouldn’t be the first huge open source project to collapse under its own weight, but its champions say it’s different

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What is PaaS? Platform-as-a-service explained

The cloud-provided application development platform provides greater flexibility and less overhead so your programmers can focus on code

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What is a service mesh? Service mesh explained

A service mesh brings security, resiliency, and visibility to service communications, so developers don’t have to

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What is serverless? Serverless computing explained

Simple functions in isolation make development easier, while event-driven execution makes operations cheaper

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What is SaaS? Software-as-a-service defined

Internet-delivered software makes applications available anywhere, anytime

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IBM closes $34B Red Hat deal, vaults into multi-cloud

IBM has completed its acquisition of Linux giant Red Hat in a move the companies say will allow them to tackle larger projects for customers and create more partnerships with other vendors.

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Microsoft beefs up OneDrive security

The company is touting a new OneDrive Personal Vault feature that allows users to protect sensitive files and requires two-factor security.

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Juniper’s Mist adds WiFi 6, AI-based cloud services to enterprise edge

Mist, a Juniper Networks company, has rolled out an artificial-intelligence, cloud-based appliance and a WIFI 6 access point aimed at helping users roll out smart, high-density wireless networks.

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

While Facebook's Libra coin has the potential to disrupt traditional commercial banking by removing the middleman between buyers, sellers and money transfers, it also comes with significant risks.

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Cisco connects with IBM to simplify hybrid-cloud deployment

Cisco and IBM are working todevelop a hybrid-cloud architecture that meld Cisco’s data-center, networking and analytics platforms with IBM’s cloud offerings.

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7 blockchain mistakes and how to avoid them

The blockchain industry is still something of a wild west, with many cloud service offerings and a large universe of platforms that can vary greatly in their capabilities. So enterprises should beware jumping to conclusions about the...

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How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

The deal is good news for Salesforce.com users, less so for users of Tableau alone.

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Dropbox focuses on collaboration with major app redesign

The cloud file storage company continues to reinvent itself as it looks to compete with collaboration and productivity rivals like Google, Microsoft and Slack.

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Cisco offers cloud-based security for SD-WAN resources

Cisco, at its Cisco Live customer event this week, took aim at that requirement by telling customers it added support for the company’s cloud-based security gateway platform – known as Umbrella -- to its SD-WAN software offerings.

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FedEx exec: Blockchain will become a foundational layer – for everything

Like the internet, blockchain will eventually underpin new business models – and the movement in that direction has already begun.

Cisco software to make networks smarter, safer, more manageable

Cisco software announced at Cisco Live will help customers set consistent network and security policies across their domains.

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New switches, Wi-Fi gear to advance Arista’s campus architecture

Campus leaf switches and a Wi-Fi 6 access point will be available this fall to flesh out Arista’s grand plan for more efficient campus networks called Cognitive Campus.

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