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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

How virtualization is lifting us to the cloud

Server virtualization has been a huge win for the data center. Nimboxx CTO David Cauthron explains how the next phase will deliver dramatic benefits in the cloud

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

Review: Docker 1.0 is ready for prime time

The first production-ready version of the open source Linux container engine irons out networking and other wrinkles

Virtualizing Oracle software: Don't pay for what you don't need

Moving Oracle databases to virtual infrastructure may not result in software savings. Here's why, and what you can do about it

VMware looks to AirWatch to simplify management and centralize client storage

The goal is to integrate desktops and mobile devices for users and IT administrators

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