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Review: Windows Server containers are new and strange

Microsoft’s Docker-driven container feature works as advertised, but comes with a steep learning curve

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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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New Linux SSH server shows off Golang's infrastructure power

Teleport has tons of team-friendly features, and it showcases Google's Go language as a replacement for critical IT infrastructure

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How deep learning will transform automation

Managing computer systems, finding bugs, and plugging security holes are all problems that AI will solve

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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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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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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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Which Windows 10 should your business install? This one

Microsoft's mixed-up metaphors of Windows 10 rings and branches can be confusing. We cut to the chase to offer clear recommendations

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5 lessons from a Chromebook deployment

Subsidized management and apps plus supersimple administration let schools manage fleets of devices and users at a low cost

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Glue, stitch, cobble: Weighing DIY container management

Before you piece together your own container management system, examine the ‘glue levels’ of effort

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Here’s how the Windows 10 Creators Update helps enterprises

New features include enhanced security, analytics, and device management

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NIST shifts focus of security guidance to ‘engineering'

The National Institute of Standards and Technology adapts existing engineering framework to show how to build security into software and hardware

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Apache Mesos users focus on big data, containers

A survey of users of the orchestration framework shows that they primarily deploy containers and big data apps, especially Spark

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First look: Chef’s Habitat puts automation in the app

By packaging configuration and runtime requirements with the app, Habitat decouples automation from the infrastructure

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There's no easy way to do IoT management

The complexity of mobile's early days are a small taste of what IT will face in managing the internet of things

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The hidden power of the Office 365 admin center

Don't let the initially simple interface fool you: Office 365's admin capabilities equal those of on-premises Exchange, SharePoint, and more

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Your PC is simply another mobile device

IT needs to start planning now for the day when PCs are managed and secured like mobile devices, and desktop apps are developed and deployed like mobile apps

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Review: Ansible shows the beef

Ansible 2 eases configuration management, while boosting playbooks, modules, and Windows support

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