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How to get more out of your virtualized and cloud environments

Virtualization has brought great efficiencies to IT, but has created new challenges/new opportunities to save more.

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SDN tools increase WAN efficiency

The enterprise WAN can be a daunting operational challenge.

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CoreOS's Rocket launch aimed directly at Docker

Citing concerns about Docker's security model and its increasingly complex supporting platform, CoreOS is developing Rocket, an alternative to the open-source container technology.

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SDN in action: Hands on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

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Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

Some large Internet services are pressing Facebook's open-source PHP runtime engine into production after being impressed with the performance metrics for the alternative to the ubiquitous open-source PHP package used across the Web.

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Contain yourself: The layman's guide to Docker

As Docker grows in popularity, a question burns: What is it, and why do you need to care about containers?

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Wozniak still aims to simplify enterprise storage

The latest bid to simplify data storage comes from a team that includes Steve Wozniak, a guy who knows a thing or two about making technology easier.

Alcatel-Lucent virtualizes WANs and routers

Alcatel-Lucent’s Nuage Networks SDN venture broadens product line to tackle enterprise WANs, an increasingly vital market for the technology.

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Amazon Web Services unveils a bunch of new cloud... stuff

AWS EC2 Container Service with Docker, Aurora MySQL clone... and Lambda functions? At Amazon's re:Invent shindig in Vegas, the company announces a host of new features for its public-cloud service. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers dig into...

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Amazon embraces Docker with new management tool

The Docker container virtualization technology is such a hit with users that Amazon Web Services has created a new management tool for handling large-scale Docker deployments.

Google updates cloud with new virtual technologies and price cuts

Google has embraced the Docker container technology and expanded the Firebase mobile development platform.

Juniper virtualizes MX router to help companies more rapidly turn-up services

Juniper Networks this week introduced a virtualized version of its MX Series 3D edge router to fulfill carrier requirements for Network Functions Virtualization.

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Docker gets competition with new Joyent, Canonical containers

Spurred on by the success of Docker, platform services provider Joyent and Linux distributor Canonical have each open-sourced their container technologies.

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

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CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine

No-frills Linux distro offers rapid deployment of VM instances.

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Samsung acquires flash caching software developer Proximal

Samsung has acquired Proximal Data, a developer of software that caches I/O in the server virtualization layer, to boost its SSD offering in the server market.

Big Switch rolls out SDN starter kits

SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks this week is expected to unveil “starter kits” designed for its Big Cloud Fabric product that began shipping in September amidst a stream of positive product reviews.

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Stealthy startup launches virtual CPU cores that hope to trounce traditional processors

Backed by a who's who list of big names in the chip industry, startup Soft Machines is launching a chip that spreads workloads out over a CPU's cores.

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