Virtualization

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Dawn of the data center operating system

How microservices architecture and Linux containers will tame distributed computing for developers and ops


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The VirtualBox 5.0 beta is finally here

Oracle's desktop virtualization software gets its first major point revision in almost five years, but the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary

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Google Cloud Launcher deploys VM-based apps in a snap

Google offers a new service for launching packaged apps in VMs to Cloud Platform, by way of a partnership with Bitnami

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Joyent's Docker host runs containers on bare metal without VMs

Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure is the latest example of a third party solving Docker's problems

EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data 'lakes'

Technology from VMware, Pivotal, and EMC storage will go into big-data analytics systems

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Life after virtualization: More data center tech for less

VMware’s vSphere 6 release marks the end of one chapter of the virtualization story, but another has already begun

VMware expands desktop virtualization to Linux

VMware Horizon 6 will be able to deliver Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops

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First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn't disappoint

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VDI on Hyper-V gets easier

Two major VDI bottlenecks have held back VDI adoption but third parties are helping clear the way

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Red Hat's Atomic Host promises safer, sleeker Docker

RHEL Atomic Host boasts of better controls and security over containers, promotes Docker as a building block for hybrid clouds

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Desktop virtualization review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox

VMware Workstation 11 has the edge in performance and polish, while VirtualBox 2.3.20 leads in platform support and price

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Have you hugged your server today?

Disposable IT means never having to fix a broken server, and perhaps never having to know how to fix it

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Docker 1.5 seeks to ease networking, documentation woes

The newest Docker release rolls in IPv6 networking and a comprehensive description of Docker's image format

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The world of containers doesn't end with Docker

Docker, the open-source app containerization startup has built up quite a bit of momentum in the past six months, but it's still not entirely ready for enterprise. (Insider, registration required.)

Dell, EMC, VMware, and others get giddy over converged infrastructure

What started as a niche market has blossomed into a multi-billion-dollar industry led by IT heavyweights

EMC's all-in-one compute appliance comes with an app store

Users will be able to download third-party tools to the VSPEX Blue converged appliance for midsized enterprises

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VMware's OpenStack plants itself firmly in vSphere

VMware jumps on the OpenStack bandwagon with a brand new distro designed to be managed with VMware tools

Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

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CoreOS Rocket hits second stage, still aimed at Docker

With the release of Rocket 0.2.0, CoreOS hints that its developers are trying to learn from Docker's legacy

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