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Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Ubuntu Core provides a minimal Lightweight Linux environment for running containers

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Wozniak aims to simplify all of enterprise storage

Woz has joined former Fusion-io colleagues at Primary Data, a startup that virtualizes data

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Docker container or VM? Canonical's LXD splits the difference

With LXD, Docker containers can emulate virtual machines while maintaining close-to-the-metal speed and high security

Google updates cloud with new virtual technologies and price cuts

Google has embraced the Docker container technology and expanded the Firebase mobile development platform

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In Depth

Desktop-as-a-Service: Your BYOD assist

Using virtualized desktops delivered from the cloud is a way to bring apps to wherever your users are working and whatever they're working on

VMware lets users run virtualized desktops locally with Flex

Employees get a desktop they can use without Internet access and IT keeps control of it

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The best new features in Windows Server 10 (so far)

The early look at Windows Server 10 reveals many expected enhancements and nice surprises

Networking pioneer Bob Metcalfe hails Ethernet network-as-a-service effort

Ethernet inventor Metcalfe calls the work of Metro Ethernet Forum a 'new network paradigm'

VMware gives desktop admins more control with Mirage update

A new feature in the Mirage desktop management tool lets administrators control bandwidth use at branch offices

The InfoWorld guide to disaster recovery done right

This comprehensive guide walks you through every step you'll need to take to preserve your data before disaster strikes

As the data center shifts to the cloud, VMware struggles to stay relevant

Virtualization powerhouse belatedly ramps up its cloud offerings, but lags behind both Microsoft and AWS

After Xen and KVM, meet a new Linux hypervisor: Jailhouse

Devised for real-time use, open source Jailhouse hypervisor is lean and small, a complement to Xen and LVM rather than a replacement

EMC gives VMware admins the reins to replication and recovery

RecoveryPoint for VMs is all software and will work with any type of storage, EMC says

VMware extends virtual workspaces to mobile devices

The VMware Workspace Suite combines the AirWatch mobile management software with the Horizon virtual desktop portal

VMware CEO: Be brave and partner

This year's VMworld conference brings a flurry of new technologies from VMware and its many partners

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Review: VMware Virtual SAN turns storage inside-out

VMware's VSAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased Quay.io provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

Build your own private cloud

Borrowing from public cloud architecture and technologies, the private cloud weaves a new management layer around virtualized data center systems

VMware dangles dollars for mobile, apps, and virtualization migration

Safe Passage migrates users from Citrix XenApp and MobileIron to VMware, with financial incentives as part of the package

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