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Everything you need to know about flash storage performance

Due to the unique characteristics of flash, performance validation testing is immensely challenging and critically important; follow these best practices

Cloud and devops empower users, developers alike

With the rise of devops for automating application development and deployment to the cloud, both users and developers could benefit

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Locked out of the server room -- and the key quest begins

The server room door won't open, and the team scrambles to find a way in

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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Users in pre-production? It can work for IT

Granting early access to IT project stakeholders is not always a bad move

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Microsoft Nano Server and the future of devops

Lightweight operating systems like Nano Server and CoreOS provide an important piece of the platform for the fully programmable cloud infrastructure of tomorrow

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SQL Server 2005's end-of-life clock is ticking down

A year from now, Microsoft will stop supporting SQL Server 2005 entirely, so the push is on to migrate customers to newer editions or to Azure

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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Kludges are a scourge -- except when they aren't

You should know real kludges when you see them, but sometimes a quick hack turns out to be the best way to go

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What is devops? It depends on whom you ask

Chef CTO likens devops to kung fu: It has multiple variants, each with their own characteristics

Tanium's fast-acting endpoint management tool grows up

A new version of the endpoint management tool will be able to handle enterprises with millions of clients

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Conquer continuous delivery with GitHub and Jenkins

GitHub and Jenkins together help make agile development real, enabling you to automate the build process and focus on test-first development

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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

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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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Facebook nets billions in savings from Open Compute Project

Facebook reaps benefits and dollars in optimizations to data center, software, and network

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Bash is more powerful than you think

Perl, Python, and Ruby modules can ease development for large projects, but Bash is simpler and better for many tasks

IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

Big Blue is trying to prime the pump for Power-based cloud computing services and challenge Intel in hyperscale data centers

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Don't let the cloud become your next data prison

Data portability is your key to keeping vendor lock-in from following you into the cloud

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