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Is desktop-as-a-service ready for business?

Licensing complications and an immature market limit where DaaS is useful, but desktops in the cloud are ideal for specific situations

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Read my lips, says Docker: Containers aren't VMs

A major form of confusion about containers says that they're a next-generation, lightweight replacement for VMs. But container advocates say that's never been the goal

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ContainerX steps into the limelight with a new container platform for enterprises

The multitenant container-as-a-service platform is aimed at IT admins who 'don't want a do-it-yourself project,' the company says

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Is Microsoft publishing its own FreeBSD? Yes and no

A FreeBSD image on Azure has new additions and improvements, plus Microsoft support -- but that's a long way from the company producing its own distro

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Linux desktop apps take a cue from Docker packages

Flatpak delivers Linux desktop apps across distributions with a single download, but it also relies on Red Hat's controversial systemd

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How data virtualization delivers on the devops promise

Your data could be standing in the way of getting the most out of devops and continuous delivery. It's also a significant security risk in development -- and that's about to get more expensive

Linux containers vs. VMs: A security comparison

More vulnerable than virtual machines? In fact, containers have some security advantages

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Containers vs. virtual machines: How to tell which is the right choice for your enterprise

Just because containers are extremely popular doesn't mean VMs are out of date

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5 things containers need to win the enterprise

Container technology like Docker and CoreOS offers tremendous benefits in terms of flexible service and application delivery, but it needs these five key elements to take off in the enterprise

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A tale of two containers

The story of Linux containers has many points of view. Vendors see it one way, but are they really addressing customers needs?

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Don't let an MBA near your disaster recovery plan

Thunder! Lightning! Tornados! And the aftermath of an MBA's dubious disaster recovery plan

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Microsoft and HPE throw their weight behind Mesosphere

A strategic investment round led by HPE just brought the startup $73.5 million in new funding

Take the guesswork out of storage optimization

How PernixData Architect employs a data-driven approach to managing storage for the virtual data center

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4 Docker gems for container lovers

Got Docker? You'll want this quartet of third-party tools for reducing images, simplifying the command line, managing processes, and more

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CoreOS takes on software security for containers

Got containerized software with vulnerabilities? CoreOS's Clair project will bring it to light -- and help you figure out what to do about it

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Kubernetes 1.2 steps up its container game

The new version of Google's container orchestration system improves scalability, expands app deployment and management functions, and gets a GUI face-lift

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HPE will take on Nutanix and Cisco with hyperconverged system

HPE will launch the product later this month, CEO Meg Whitman said

VMware's president bolts for VC world

Carl Eschenbach follows networking guru Martin Casado in leaving VMware amid shakeup as Dell is buying out VMware parent company EMC

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