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Latest Windows Server 2016 beta shows off Microsoft's new containers

Microsoft launched the fourth technical preview for the next version of Windows Server on Thursday, giving the public access to its new Hyper-V containers.

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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.

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The best new features in Windows Server 2016

Microsoft continues to put out Technical Previews of Windows Server 2016 with as-yet-unseen features

Why visibility and control are critical for container security

New tools focus on the integrity of containers, but there’s also the challenge of ensuring the code constituting the whole image is free from vulnerabilities

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VMware to buy mobile email manager Boxer

VMware announced plans to purchase Boxer, a company that makes an email management application for mobile devices.

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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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VMware's Project Michigan offers a preview of virtual networking tools

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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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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First look: Run Docker in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 debuts support for Docker and container management with PowerShell, with a few wrinkles.

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Google launches virtual machines for the budget-minded

Google has launched "preemptible" virtual machines, which cost less than regular VMs but can be terminated if Google's data center traffic gets too busy.

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When will Apple set OS X free?

I believe our entire computing world will become virtual. OS X will not be immune.


Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines

The new Microsoft Azure GS-series virtual machines are made for demanding database-driven workloads.

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VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center,...

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VMware touts container management and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

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VMware CEO hits on network virtualization, the Cisco feud and the EMC Federation's future

Heading into VMworld 2015, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger discusses unified hybrid cloud networking, network virtualization, the company's feud with Cisco and the future of the EMC Federation.

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software with capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity.

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The SDN network as a competitive advantage

While service providers such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have long touted the capabilities of their networks, many of the large Web-scale providers are now openly disclosing their internally developed network designs.

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Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google has made it official. It is now offering the Google Container Service as a commercial service, allowing customers run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

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