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Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Vulnerability in Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Performance Manager software could let an authenticated, remote attacker execute commands

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Google's DeepMind AI can slash data center power use 40%

Google now plans to direct DeepMind’s machine learning algorithm at other data center challenges

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

Leap seconds will be an occasional fact of sysadmin life until at least 2023

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Constructing a solid backup plan with Microsoft Azure Backup

Microsoft Azure Backup makes quick work of big backups for a pint-size price

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What’s hot at Cisco Live

Cisco security heats up, as does its relationship with VMware; all about chat bots, Maroon 5 and Elle King too.

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The threat hunter's guide to securing the enterprise

You're already breached. Here's how to track down attackers on your network before they wreak havoc

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40% off APC Performance SurgeArrest Outlet with Phone Splitter and Coax Protection - Deal Alert

This 11 outlet heavy duty 3020 Joules surge protector from APC provides the highest level of power surge protection for your professional computers, electronics and connected devices. It's currently discounted by 40%.

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Chef combines 3 devops tools in one package

The new Automate enterprise commercial bundle is an integrated option for existing Chef users, but not a requirement

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Microsoft delays its Azure Stack software until mid-2017

The private cloud system will only be available on integrated systems from Dell, HPE, and Lenovo

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What serverless computing really means

For developers, worrying about infrastructure is a chore they can do without. Serverless computing relieves that burden

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Greenpeace was wrong: The cloud is good for the environment

An extensive report shows that U.S. cloud adoption has all but ended the increase in energy usage from private data centers

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Kubernetes 1.3 tackles current and future container questions

The new version of the at-scale container management framework adds better support for increasingly critical container behaviors like persistency

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Review: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS shines

Latest Ubuntu Server lays the foundation for higher speeds and greater density with Snap packages, LXD containers, and ZFS storage

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New toolset makes it possible to build and ship Docker containers within Ansible

Using Ansible playbooks, instead of Docker's tools, opens the doors to new kinds of dev automation

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Don't be blinded by the cloud's many virtues

There's a lot of good news for cloud computing these days, but always remember that other technologies are sometimes a better option

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CoreOS ramps up container scaling with ETCD 3.0

The technology for maintaining consensus and distributing data across a cluster now powers more than just container-based projects

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Integration projects that went terribly wrong

Adding a new system doesn’t always work out as these organizations found out.

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Box Shuttle makes it easier to ditch on-premises file storage

New services and tools help move potentially terabytes of data from legacy apps to the cloud

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