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Big Switch SDN update aids VMware integration, bare metal monitoring

Big Switch Networks bolsters SDN-based cloud fabric and monitoring applications.

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Startup Twistlock seeks to padlock Docker containers

Security tools for virtual machines are highly evolved, but not so for containers.

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Microsoft preps Windows Server 2016 for the container age

With the next version of Windows Server, Microsoft will equip its enterprise customers to take advantage of the container revolution.

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Interview of Everything: Cisco CEO Chambers on white boxes, SDN, leadership and the cloud

Little did we know that our interview with John Chambers at Cisco’s "Texas Data Center Day" in April might be our last with him as the company’s CEO. As we learned this week, he’ll hand the reins to Chuck Robbins in July, though...

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VCE's VxRack systems want to be Vblocks for the next generation

The hyperconverged systems for cloud, social and mobile will scale out to thousands of racks.

Extreme outlines SDN policy

Extreme Networks this week said it will support a community-driven policy framework in its SDN controller as well as tighter integration with Microsoft’s unified communications platform.

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SDN ushering in “Golden Age” of network administration

Network executives from HP, Dell and VMware say software-defined networking is taking hold, but patterns differ depending on the type of user.

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

Just because containers are hotter than hot doesn't mean that virtual machines aren't still a better fit for some organizations. Here’s how to know which is right for you.

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HP switches fortify campus SDNs

HP has fortified its campus networking portfolio with modules for a switch chassis it announced almost a year ago, and an SDN-based management application.

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Alcatel-Lucent grows switching and virtual networking portfolio

Alcatel-Lucent continues to expand its switching and virtual networking portfolio.

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Chip makers lay groundwork for faster and smarter data center switches

Broadcom's latest system-on-a-chip purports to double the performance for data center virtualization overlays, such as VXLANs

VMware preps its virtualization stack for Docker

VMware is addressing the market for Docker with two open source software packages that will allow its customers to more easily deploy containers in their existing VMware infrastructure.

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Docker update speeds and organizes container deployments

With updates for both its core Docker engine and registry software, Docker has moved to make its popular software container technology faster to deploy and easier to manage.

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Docker 1.6 caters to dev and ops alike with new features

The latest release of Docker includes an all-new framework for distributing Docker images and logging options to satisfy both ops and devs.

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Will containers kill the virtual machine?

Container technology is sweeping across the industry. What does it mean for existing technology like cloud and virtual machines?

VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps

VMware's goal is to make it easier for administrators to control what apps and resources mobile users can access.

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Brocade switch extends SDN, campus automation

The new Brocade switch is the ICX 7250. It supports up to eight 10G Ethernet ports for uplinks or stacking, and can be stacked 12-high into a virtual chassis supporting 576 Gigabit Ethernet and 96 10G ports.

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Microsoft creates a container for Windows

Hoping to build on the success of Docker-based Linux containers, Microsoft has developed a container technology to run on its Windows Server operating system.

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