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After fumbling public clouds, VMware focuses on hybrid clouds

VMware's approach of pulling together the data center and pubic cloud should appeal to IT, if the company can pull it off

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Flocker rounds up storage hardware support to bolster Docker

Can Docker handle third-party storage devices as flexibly as it handles software, too? Flocker is out to prove it can

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has added more components to its software-defined data center, updating vCloud, NSX and its OpenStack distribution

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The disaster-recovery lessons we learned after Katrina

The hurricane and subsequent flooding knocked many businesses out of commission, but businesses can use their hard lessons to be better-prepared

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The thin line between good and bad automation

Scripts that call scripts that call scripts can lead to very dark places

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First Docker, now Mesos: Windows broadens its support in containers

Microsoft teams with Mesosphere, making Windows servers easier to manage and broadening Azure's appeal

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Virtualization doubles the cost of security breach

When a security incident involves virtual machines, the recovery costs double compared to that of a traditional environment

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What is devops? Not even 'leaders' and 'practitioners' can agree

Delphix's first 'State of DevOps' report finds even the definition of the word is in flux among its practitioners

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Red Hat should double down on containers

As Red Hat homes in on VMware, investing development resources in Kubernetes, Project Atomic, and other container-related efforts will pay off far more than propping up OpenStack

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Lazy logging in the cloud will cost you big

Too many organizations log all cloud activities because they can. Here's what you should do instead

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Old software: The savior and scourge of IT

Software will inevitably grow old, but it should never be allowed to fade away

Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

A quickly evolving market with newcomers and some old-timers too

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Clouds on clouds on clouds: The new IT

You’re likely using nested clouds today -- but don’t really know it

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Hey, stop messing with my command line

Maintaining consistency in interfaces across versions isn't easy, but it's crucial to an admin's sanity

IBM Watson's next trick: Helping you write better

Tone Analyzer can help tweak the attitude in that email before you hit 'send'

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How to orchestrate containers with Docker

Welcome to the post-hardware era, where we move containers or VMs around as needed without thinking about it. Here are some new Docker tools for the job

CA Technologies embraces devops with updated tools

CA's application management and infrastructure management software can now work together

IBM, Nvidia rev HPC engines in next-gen supercomputer push

'The race is on to the exascale milestone,' one analyst says

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