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4 ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of micro-services based applications


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Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

Desktop Linux should be shiny and fast, server Linux should be big and practical. Today's mix doesn't work -- here's the remedy

New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs

Data loss from an electromagnetic pulse is the bigger worry

A look inside China's most notorious e-waste town

Guiyu is known as the world's largest e-waste site, but is trying to clean up its act

The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

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When servers go silent: An admin's nightmare

Amid a routine cleanup, a tech is confronted with the deafening silence of servers gone offline

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Review: Dell's 13G PowerEdge R730xd, a workhorse server with a kick

Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse

It's time to split Linux distros in two

Desktop workloads and server workloads have different needs. Why address them in the same distribution?

Intel wants to modernize data centers with new Xeon server chips

HP, Dell, Lenovo, and IBM will come out with servers running Xeon E5-2600 v3 chips, the first to support DDR4

21 weird and wacky wearables you'll actually want

These 21 unique wearable devices are all worth a look — and some could genuinely enhance your life

Rethinking the data center network

In stark contrast to traditional three-tier architecture, core and pod network design paves the way to flexibility and innovation

You have your Windows in my Linux

Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD

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Review: RHEL 7 lands with a jolt

There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

RecoveryPoint for VMs is all software and will work with any type of storage, EMC says

Choose your side on the Linux divide

The battle over systemd exposes a fundamental gap between the old Unix guard and a new guard of Linux developers and admins

Our 10 favorite techie Simpsons episodes and moments

Homer, family, and friends take on everything from the Internet to Apple and Google Glass

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Review: VMware Virtual SAN turns storage inside-out

VMware's VSAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

Systemd: Harbinger of the Linux apocalypse

It might not be the end of the world, but the design of systemd and the attitudes of its developers have been counterproductive

10 ways Tim Cook has made Apple his company

If you had any notions that Tim Cook is playing from Steve Jobs's playbook, forget it

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