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Why your old SAN doesn't scale

The speed of flash storage devices has changed how applications should access data and heralded the end of old storage

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Free and cheap ways to learn about network administration

These nine self-taught labs give you hands-on experience with various networking tasks -- and most don't cost anything.

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Devops, agile development cut through federal agency's red tape

Scrum, waterfall approaches, paired with Jenkins, Git, Chef tools as well as Java and Spring add up to higher efficiency and better tech management

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Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

You can't simply shop for a BI solution and expect good results -- you need to think through your strategy first. Here's how to go about it

Devops has moved out of the cloud

The cloud is a natural venue for taking advantage of devops -- but you shouldn't stop there

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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered

The Onion’s 9 best bits about Microsoft

Poking fun at the software giant and founder Bill Gates since 1996

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The best new features in Windows Server 10 (so far)

The early look at Windows Server 10 reveals many expected enhancements and nice surprises

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Facebook open-sources its Chef cookbooks

Facebook offers two homemade devops tools for systems management on GitHub and says more are on the way

It's official: HP will break itself in two

CEO Meg Whitman will head Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, while PC and printer business head Dion Weisler will run HP Inc.

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How thin? Imagine the Linux server as a process

Imagine a time when processes and services are completely transitory and server-agnostic, carrying their dependencies with them; it's not far away

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Microsoft adds Azure to disaster-recovery-as-a-service bandwagon

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery stands out in a crowded field by being a hybrid cloud service

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StackEngine forges a new breed of Docker tools for ops teams

StackEngine courts ops teams that feel left out by dev-leaning Docker automation and management options

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source data center and cloud software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year in open source platforms, infrastructure, and management software

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Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Discover the best: 130 open source projects in six categories, chosen by InfoWorld editors and contributors

Harvard researchers take aim at Shellshock-like woes with new scripting language

The Shill scripting language limits the rights of shell programs to what is necessary to get the job done

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Puppet Server drops Ruby for Clojure

The automation tool chooses Clojure on the JVM to improve speed and programming convenience, and shows the evolution of Puppet's design philosophy

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How to choose the right Linux distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

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The skinny on thin Linux

In the leap from Web to cloud, the new shape of the Linux server is thin, light, and fine-tuned to a single purpose

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