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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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Review: VirtualBox 5.0 vs. VMware Workstation 11

VirtualBox 5.0's new features add ease and flexibility, but VMware Workstation 11 leads in performance and convenience.

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VMware updates desktop virtualization software for Mac and PC

VMware has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products with support for Windows 10 and more.

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Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft released a technical preview of the first publicly available version of Windows Server Containers, which will be built into Windows Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft's operating system for servers.

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Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Parallels Desktop 11 launched late Tuesday, with support for the latest desktop operating systems, along with new marquee features like the ability to run.

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New Windows 10 virtual machine images let anyone test Microsoft's Edge browser

Web developers who want to make sure that their sites and apps run well on Microsoft's new Edge browser can now download a virtual machine that works with popular virtualization software on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. 

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Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on VDI

Learn how VDI can help your organization navigate shifts in business.

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Red Hat readies OpenStack for the enterprise

Red Hat has packaged OpenStack to make it easier to deploy for hosting mission-critical jobs.

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Container wars: Rocket vs. Odin vs. Docker

We review three approaches to using containers as an alternative to virtual machines.

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Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

A new vulnerability in emulation code used by the Xen virtualization software can allow attackers to bypass the critical security barrier between virtual machines and the host operating systems they run on.

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What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation and includes big names such as Google, IBM, Intel, Box, Cisco, and VMware, along with a variety of smaller companies like Docker, Cycle Computing, Mesosphere and...

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Google releases a cloud manager ready for the enterprise

With Kubernetes, Google wants to help enterprises adopt a container-based micro-services architecture.

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New industry group to bring Web-scale cloud tech to the enterprise

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will develop software for creating a 'micro-services' architecture.

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Google opens its cloud to Microsoft workloads

Google Cloud Platform now supports Windows virtual machine images.

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VMware patches vulnerabilities in Workstation, Player, Fusion and Horizon View Client

VMware released patches for serious vulnerabilities in several of its products that could lead to arbitrary code execution, privilege escalation on the host OS and denial of service.

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