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virtualization

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

8 steps to secure your data center in the distributed computing era

Today's dynamic computing environments require a more flexible and adaptive approach to security; here's how to get there

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

Apple plans two European data centers running on renewable energy

With data storage in the European Union, the company will not need to export data to the U.S. or other data protection regimes

HP Moonshot System

Review: HP's Moonshot is flexible, manageable, amazing

HP's cartridge-based, hyperscale computing system brings significant server power and high efficiency to a variety of workloads

IBM puts software and cloud at the center of storage

The IBM Spectrum Storage strategy embraces multiple vendors and clouds

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Apple’s $850M solar plant rockets it to first place among U.S. corporations

New facility is the largest such commercial solar deal in U.S. history, pushing Apple past Walmart as the largest corporate user of solar energy

Why flash belongs on the server

Hyperconverged solutions deliver the benefits of centralized storage without the bottlenecks of traditional storage architecture

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Get ready for the new stack

Almost overnight, a new constellation of container-based cloud technologies has landed, threatening to supplant the old VM-based model. Your developers are probably already giving it a spin

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Tintri VMstore review: Fast as flash, cheap as disk

Tintri's hybrid array delivers superfast storage and supersimple storage management for virtual machines

network neutrality

Tom Wheeler makes history with full-on Net neutrality proposal

Internet freedom at last! FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal is for full Title II reclassification for ISPs, defining ISPs as utilities and preventing fast-lane profiteering

internet

More bandwidth! The FCC defines broadband right at last

With the new classification of broadband as 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up, the heart of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler also seems six times bigger

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Scientists say AI fears unfounded, could hinder tech advances

Artificial intelligence research -- for at least the foreseeable future -- is going to help humans, not harm them

Enterprises can now use Dell's Kace appliance to manage Chromebooks

The Kace K1000 enterprise asset management software can also keep tabs on many other types of devices

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