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Execs know best? Not at these companies

IT expertise is no match for execs' stubbornness and agendas, even under dire circumstances

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Securing containerized applications: automate, automate, automate

How vulnerability management and threat prevention can move at the speed of continuous delivery

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What IoT can learn from mobile management

The internet of things is a much more complex, proprietary world than mobile devices ever were, but an API- and policy-driven approach can still help

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Devops embraces security measures to build safer software

Survey finds that devops teams are automating security throughout the software development lifecycle to create better and safer code

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Review: SaltStack shifts devops into high gear

SaltStack Enterprise 5.0 draws on high-speed messaging for superior scalability and control, but the web UI is still catching up

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HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for $650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image.

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From chaos to containers

Modernizing IT always takes longer than you think it will, in part because Silicon Valley often has trouble escaping its own echo chamber

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Why Splunk keeps beating open source competitors

Arguably the first widely used big data tool, Splunk provides the kind of end-to-end user experience open source solutions lack

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Mesosphere DC/OS brings elastic scale to Redis, Couchbase

The latest version adds new big data applications and more container introspection and logging tools

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MapR unveils platform for IoT analytics at the edge

MapR Edge is a new small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform geared for capturing, processing and analyzing data from internet of things devices at the edge

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Disaster recovery: How is your business set up to survive an outage?

Can your business get by with an asynchronous backup or must that offsite server be updated by the second to keep the business up and running at all times?

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22% off 4 Person Premium 72 Hour Survival Kit Backpack - Deal Alert

If you like to be prepared for the unexpected, consider this 4-person premium survival kit for disasters and emergency preparedness, which contains enough food, water and emergency supplies to last a family of 4 for 72 hours.

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Review: QNAP TVS-882T NAS piles on the features

With a built-in hypervisor, countless add-ons, and even a remote control, this ‘storage’ server might solve some problems you didn’t know you had

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Azure Stack: Microsoft's better plan for a hybrid cloud

If you want a public cloud's advantages but need to keep some data and functions on-premises, Microsoft has something for you

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Hard drive nosedive exposes backup breakdown

It should've been a simple hard drive swap. Instead, IT must dive into the server’s core for a solution

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Cloud management will save your butt

Systems can and will fail. But there's no good excuse for not being prepared with cloud-management tools

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Docker's new releases: One for devs, one for ops

Docker's new versioning and release channels aim to please both devs who want to live dangerously and ops folks who prefer dependability

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AWS outage proves one cloud isn’t enough

Like it or not, we're all getting more and more dependent on the cloud. But Tuesday's outage shows the folly of depending on only one cloud

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20% off APC Back-UPS 600VA 7-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB Charging Port - Deal Alert

The new APC BE600M1 Back-UPS has 7 total outlets: 5 battery backup outlets plus 2 Surge Protection outlets, more than ever before. BE600M1 Back-UPS is capable of powering your wireless networking equipment for 2 to 6 hours when power...

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4 reasons you should use Kubernetes

Kubernetes allows you to deploy cloud-native applications anywhere and manage them exactly as you like everywhere

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