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Red Hat Virtualization 4 woos VMware faithful

The latest update to Red Hat's virtualization platform adds new container and VM tech, and it entices VMware users to check out the open source side

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Ciena CEO: We're not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

Its system for streaming state information from devices will soon get easier to deploy

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Automate, integrate, collaborate: Devops lessons for security

Devops is transforming application development; the same principles of automation, integration, and collaboration can vastly improve security as well

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Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

The move will cost $700 million but is ultimately hoped to increase profits

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Review: Chef 12 fires up devops

A rich dev and test toolchain, collaborative end-to-end workflow, and improved Windows support put Chef in a league of its own

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Software-defined storage hits the bargain rack

HPE is introducing less expensive versions of some storage platforms so smaller enterprises can enter the next generation

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Cloud backup could have prevented Delta's meltdown

Traditional disaster recovery can be too expensive to implement, but cheaper cloud options render that risk unacceptable

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Save the whale: Docker rightfully shuns standardization

The Open Container Project wants to standardize Docker the old-fashioned way: by committee. The pushback from Docker delivers a compelling counterpoint

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Don’t be Delta: Four pillars of high availability

It's unbelievable that in 2016 an entire airline could be brought to its knees by a datacenter outage. Did Delta skip computer science class? Let's review

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Intel snaps up Nervana for a crash course on deep learning

The startup's technology will help Intel catch up in AI, one analyst says

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Widespread computer outage delays Delta Air Lines flights

A power outage in Atlanta affected Delta's computer systems and operations worldwide, leading to the flight delays

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Devs love containers -- and ops should, too

Docker containers have dramatically improved the efficiency of software development, and now pioneering ops folks are starting to see the benefits

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The weirdest, wackiest, and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016 (so far!)

Here's a look at everything from fireworks displays in space to Starship Enterprise remakes and mermaid robots

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Do developers really care about security?

InfoWorld talks with GitHub's Jamesha Fisher about the cultural shifts necessary for baking security early into the devops process

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5 keys to conquering container security

Containers present a golden opportunity to bake security into development and operations processes; let’s seize it

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Microsoft Operations Management Suite: Cloud control from the ground up

Microsoft's Operations Management Suite watches over both cloud-based and on-prem systems, and it helps enterprises considering hybrid deployments to bridge the two

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