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Review: New approaches to endpoint security

In our recent roundup of anti-virus programs, we discovered several new techniques being employed by anti-virus companies to make PCs safer against advanced threats.

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Red Hat makes its case to be THE container company

Looking to establish itself as the leader in the nascent container technology market, Red Hat has enabled one of its flagship products to support containers fully and released a new container management platform, too.


Docker offers enterprise support, software for containers

Organizations that want to explore the use of Docker containers can now tap into commercial support, as well as new software, to help them manage the new technology.


Here comes virtual networking for the enterprise

On the heels of AT&T's plan, Pica8 and Ciena offer commodity switches and virtual network functions as customer premises equipment.

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Standards are coming for containers

A group of leading tech vendors has joined the Open Container Project to create a standard container format.

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Microsoft needs SDN for Azure cloud

Couldn't scale without it, Azure CTO says.


Enterprises hesitant on SDNs

Cultural, legacy, business case issues create adoption gap with cloud providers

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Amazon boosts cloud offerings with souped-up virtual servers

Amazon Web Services launched new, more powerful general-purpose and data-warehouse virtual servers as it works to stay ahead of the competition by offering users a wider array of cloud-service options.

Cisco has an SDN for you

Cisco is out to prove it has an SDN for everyone.

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First look: Joyent Triton puts cloud computing on a bare-metal diet

Joyent’s Docker-driven container compute instances are superthin, superfast, and supercheap.

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How to check your Docker container - video

Once you've set up a Docker container, you'll probably want to see how it's configured. Here's how.

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Nokia wants to build data centers for mobile operators

Nokia wants to help mobile network operators launch new services and cut their costs with a new range of servers, switches and storage they can use to virtualize their networks.

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VMware 6.0: Faster, smarter, more resilient

Latest version of VMware adds high availability, scalability, speed.

HP buying SDN company for NFV

HP this week signed a definitive agreement to acquire ConteXtream, a provider of OpenDaylight-based SDNs for service providers.

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Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

Most advanced research and education networks have transitioned to 100 Gbps, but as fast as the core networks progress, the capabilities at the edge progress even faster.

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EMC scoops up Virtustream for cloud management in $1.2 billion deal

Virtustream provides software for running complex SAP applications in the cloud.

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Parsing VCE’s new “bright box” hyperconverged VxRack Systems

A commentary discussing VCE's new VxRack solutions and their place in the company's product portfolio.

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'Venom' vuln poisons your cloud (so patch now)

Venom is a horrible, horrible bug: Sky falling, film at 11. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers activate awful acronyms...

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