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VMware pins hybrid cloud hopes on IBM, AWS, Azure

With little uptake for its public cloud, VMware's hybrid plans are now moving to encompass third parties

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Red Hat Virtualization 4 woos VMware faithful

The latest update to Red Hat's virtualization platform adds new container and VM tech, and it entices VMware users to check out the open source side

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Ciena CEO: We're not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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The top 7 new Hyper-V features in Windows Server 2016

Even as the action shifts to the cloud, there's plenty going on in virtual servers

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Respect: Windows 10 security impresses hackers

Windows is a popular attack target for criminals and researchers alike, but Microsoft has done a good job of making it harder to target security flaws in the OS

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Microservices, Java-on-Java top Oracle’s JVM design goals

Oracle's ambitious plans focus on density, scaling, and stronger language capabilities

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Intel’s cloud project looks a lot like OpenStack

Intel project aims to manage VMs, bare metal, and containers side by side in the vein of OpenStack, but without the bloat or the missteps

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The ascent from virtualization to the cloud

The virtualization era featured VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix. In the cloud era, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google lead -- but Microsoft has the only real hybrid option

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OpenVZ 7.0 runs Linux VMs like containers

The virtualization solution provides an alternative to Docker's application-centric philosophy

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First look: VirtualBox 5.1 works wonders for Windows guests

Major under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements to Oracle's open source desktop virtualization app allow Windows instances to run better and be debugged more easily

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Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Latest Ubuntu Server lays the foundation for higher speeds and greater density with Snap packages, LXD containers, and ZFS storage

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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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Read my lips, says Docker: Containers aren't VMs

A major form of confusion about containers says that they're a next-generation, lightweight replacement for VMs. But container advocates say that's never been the goal

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ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises

The multitenant container-as-a-service platform is aimed at IT admins who 'don't want a do-it-yourself project,' the company says

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Is Microsoft publishing its own FreeBSD? Yes and no

A FreeBSD image on Azure has new additions and improvements, plus Microsoft support -- but that's a long way from the company producing its own distro

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Linux desktop apps take a cue from Docker packages

Flatpak delivers Linux desktop apps across distributions with a single download, but it also relies on Red Hat's controversial systemd

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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

Linux containers vs. VMs: A security comparison

More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages

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