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VMware CEO pledges cloud computing freedom

VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, at the outset of the virtualization leader’s VMworld 2016 conference, shares the big news from the event, including new tools that make it easier for customers to build cross-cloud environments, as well as an...

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Digital transformation is giving IT spending a big boost

Financial services and manufacturing are now at the forefront, new IDC data suggests

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For real this time? Oracle, VMware talk up the cloud

Sure, AWS has a huge lead, but how many enterprise workloads does it run? Oracle and VMware tout hybrid schemes to capture them

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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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Cloud player Rackspace goes private in $4.3B deal

A private equity firm has signed an agreement to buy major cloud player Rackspace for $4.3 billion

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Don't bring your bad security habits to the cloud

Not enough enterprises are using their cloud migrations to finally bring their data security up to snuff

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How many clouds are there?

When should you take advantage of a multi-cloud system, and when should you harden the single-cloud system you already use?

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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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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

A research team has learned how to make packet-forwarding chips more programmable

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First look: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service exits beta with dramatic improvements in performance and storage capacity

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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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What Goldilocks can teach us about cloud migration

Too big, too small, just right -- the same criteria can help you decide the size of your cloud push

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High technology: How IT is fueling the budding cannabis industry

From APIs to dispensary robots, new innovations are popping up like weeds

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Dev and test: Gateway drug to the cloud

Anyone who minimizes the importance of dev and test in the cloud -- and asserts 'real production workloads' belong on premises -- is trying to sell you hardware

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The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

Enterprise cloud workloads should hit the 10 percent mark in 2018, and we'll need new management and governance tools to make it all work

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Cloudlets: Where the cloud meets intelligent devices

Systems of engagement and systems of control require a cloud infrastructure closer to the edge

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Review: Chef 12 fires up devops

A rich dev and test toolchain, collaborative end-to-end workflow, and improved Windows support put Chef in a league of its own

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Google says its databases are enterprise ready

Google is continuing its campaign to entice enterprises to its public cloud platform by rolling out database services stable enough to serve businesses in production.

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