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HPE takes on Nutanix, Cisco with hyperconverged system

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will enter the fast-growing market for hyperconverged systems with a new product that it plans to unveil this month, CEO Meg Whitman said Thursday.

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CoreOS CEO sees containers as just the beginning

Containers are revolutionizing enterprise IT in much the way smartphones have transformed the world of consumer technology, but there's still much more to come.

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Forthcoming update to Parallels Access boosts support for iPad Pro

Parallels Access, an app that lets users access their PC or Mac from their mobile device, is getting an update soon to improve its compatibility with the iPad Pro.

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That Linux flaw may be fixed, but what about your containers?

Countless patching efforts are now under way for the years-old bug discovered in the GNU C Library this week, but organizations that use container technology shouldn't relax just yet.

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Xen's latest hypervisor updates are missing some security patches

The Xen Project released new versions of its virtual machine hypervisor, but forgot to fully include two security patches that had been previously made available.

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Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Docker has long relied on Ubuntu Linux as the default host environment for Docker apps, but comments made by the company's CTO recently suggest that might not be the case much longer.

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AMD's new FirePro server GPUs can turn a basic PC into a graphics powerhouse

A barebones PC can become a multimedia or virtual reality powerhouse with new FirePro server graphics processors introduced by AMD.

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VMware cuts 800 jobs as it transitions from older 'blockbuster' compute products

VMware is cutting 800 jobs as it transitions from its traditional products to newer, emerging technologies.

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What does an Oracle audit look like? This one certainly wasn't pretty

Oracle is at least as well-known for its aggressive licensing tactics as for its namesake database technology, and a recent dispute makes it clear that that reputation isn't entirely unfounded.

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Review: Run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware’s Fusion 8

If the goal is hosting Windows (or Linux) on a Mac using a Type 2 hypervisor, Fusion8 is the tool for you. There’s a Standard version for end users and a Pro version for developers, as VMware wants to capture as many developers as it...

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First look: Run VMs in VMs with Hyper-V containers

Windows Server 2016’s Hyper-V containers are lighter weight than traditional VMs and more secure than traditional containers.

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Forecast 2016: 5 disruptors to keep on your radar

Savvy tech execs can't afford to ignore these developments, which stand to remake the future of IT. 

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VMware CIO: 'I've worked for a lot of evil people in my career'

When you're the CIO of a company that sells to CIOs, you've got to figure there's a good chance you're going to be asked to do more than just keep the servers running.

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Usability is the secret behind Docker's growth

Docker, the company behind wildly popular open-source containerization technology, didn't invent containers, but its Senior Vice President of Engineering says usability drove its adoption.

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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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