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Is desktop-as-a-service ready for business?

Licensing complications and an immature market limit where DaaS is useful, but desktops in the cloud are ideal for specific situations.

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Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.

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ContainerX introduces new enterprise container platform

Enterprises interested in tapping container technology now have a brand-new option for managing it: ContainerX, a multitenant container-as-a-service platform for both Linux and Windows.

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How data virtualization delivers on the DevOps promise

Your data could be standing in the way of getting the most out of DevOps and continuous delivery. It’s also a significant security risk in development -- and that’s about to get more expensive.

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Cloud28+ turns its cloud catalog into an enterprise app store

Cloud28+, the cloud services federation backed by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, wants to help companies install enterprise applications, not just choose them from its catalog.

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Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.

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Microsoft and HPE throw their weight behind Mesosphere

Mesosphere made its mark early with large companies like Twitter and Netflix, and on Thursday the company got a fresh boost from two more tech giants: Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Six Flags to provide virtual reality on roller-coaster rides

Riders can opt out of the VR gear and still use the nine new coasters.

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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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