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Extreme Networks CEO touts open SDN strategy, robust wireless as key assets in changing net market

Extreme CEO Charles Berger gave IDG US Media Chief Content Officer John Gallant an update on the progress of integrating Enterasys’s technology and discussed how software-defined networking is reshaping the industry. He also discussed...

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'Everyone's going container crazy'

Container technology is hot in the cloud computing market right now with many different vendors rolling out support for the open source technology.

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Tintri VMstore review: Fast as flash, cheap as disk

Tintri's hybrid array delivers superfast storage and supersimple storage management for virtual machines.

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The world of containers doesn't end with Docker

Docker, the open-source app containerization startup has built up quite a bit of momentum in the past six months, but it's still not entirely ready for enterprise. (Insider, registration required.)

An inside look into VMware’s new hybrid cloud strategy

A detailed look at VMware’s newest strategy, complete with analysis from experts.

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VMware CEO touts ‘One cloud, any app, any device’ plan

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger talks up new hybrid cloud strategy, SDN, OpenStack, partnering with Google and competing with Amazon and Microsoft.

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Quantum bringing public cloud into virtual storage fold

Data management specialist Quantum wants to make it easier for enterprises to combine two of the major trends in storage: virtualization and public clouds.

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Data center, cloud, SDN driving Ethernet switch market to $25B

The Layer 2-3 Ethernet switch market is expected to exceed $25 billion in 2019, a compounded annual growth of 2.2%, according to Dell’Oro Group.

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The first place to tackle SDN? In the WAN

Michael Elmore of Cigna argues that the best initial use case for SDN is in the wide area network.

Ravello promises enterprises cross-cloud app flexibility

Newly infused with a fresh $28 million in funding, this startup is betting its future on 'nested virtualization' technology.

SDN start-up says it is best funded in industry

Pluribus Networks, an SDN start-up developing converged compute, network, storage and virtualization systems, said it raised $50 million in a Series D round of funding led by Temasek, an investment company based in Singapore with a...

Brocade offering free SDN for one year

Brocade this week said it is shipping its SDN controller and offering it free for one year.

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Startup Reddo Mobility gets $4.25M to give Windows apps a second wind

Windows desktop applications aren’t going to disappear from enterprises overnight, but if Reddo Mobility has its way, many of them will morph into mobilized ones sooner than later.

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Container wars

Docker's getting all the container headlines, but as we're going to see in 2015, there's a lot more to containers than just one company.

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Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

With seemingly everything in IT converging – servers, switching, storage, virtualization – will servers ultimately take on the role of the top-of-rack data center switch?

Citrix aims to cut virtual desktop costs with next-gen XenServer

The newest version of Citrix Systems' XenServer cuts the cost of virtualizing high-end PCs by increasing the number of desktops that can run on each server.

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Citrix buys Sanbolic to virtualize storage for VDI, app delivery

Citrix Systems acquired storage virtualization vendor Sanbolic in a move that could make it easier for Citrix users to use applications and virtual desktops spread across data centers and clouds.

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Inside AT&T’s grand plans for SDN

Frame relay and ATM go away as the company virtualizes more functions. A Q&A with the man driving the transformation.

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