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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS via containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Intel's Itanium, once destined to replace x86 in PCs, hits end of line

Intel has released its Itanium 9700 chip, but that also means the end for the processor family

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Nvidia's Volta-based DGX-1 supercomputer puts 400 servers in a box

The Nvidia supercomputer will ship for $149,000 in the third quarter

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Dell takes Intel's cue on PCs, puts enterprise on top of the agenda

For the umpteenth time, Dell Technologies has reiterated that PCs are important to the company, and it won't quit the market.

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Simplify container deployments with Kubernetes as a service

A short, simple, step-by-step guide to installing Platform9 Managed Kubernetes on AWS EC2 and on-prem servers

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Micron's SolidScale system pushes SSDs out to shared storage

Remote SSDs in Micron's SolidScale storage system behave like local SSDs

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Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10 months

The Xen paravirtualization mode is proving to be a constant source of serious vulnerabilities, allowing attackers to escape from virtual machines

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Hack the server room! No tech required

Secret codes and heavy locks on the server room door are no contest when the contractors simply don't do their job

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Public clouds are calling to IT engineers -- and their wallets

A global survey found one-third of data-center and IT professionals plan to put workloads in the cloud over the next year

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Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

Not only is data integration an afterthought in most cloud migrations, it's usually addressed with obsolete methods. Don’t make either mistake

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NoSQL grudge match: MongoDB vs. Couchbase Server

Which document database? From ease of installation and backup flexibility to index design and query capabilities, a few key differences point the way

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Don't get bit by zombie cloud data

Data you thought you had deleted from the cloud can come back to haunt you. Get to know your provider’s data deletion policy

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Microsoft's cool quantum computing plan embraces cryogenic memory

Microsoft and Rambus say standard DRAM won't cut it for the superfast quantum computers of the future

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Microgrids: Energy independence (and money saved) for companies

Microgrids and their related renewable energy can help businesses shave energy costs and bolster the aging infrastructure

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Review: VMM 2016 stiffs Azure, older Hyper-V

System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager shines for Windows Server 2016, but does little for prior versions of Hyper-V

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SDN dilemma: Linux kernel networking vs. kernel bypass

Yes, the Linux kernel networking stack is too slow for high-speed networks, but kernel bypass solutions aren’t the answer

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: More secure, but not faster

Hyper-V 2016 tightens VM security and eases management, but seems to have lost a step

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Inside look at Hewlett-Packard’s next-gen infrastructure

Hyperconverged and composable infrastructure products are HPE’s big focus now

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