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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

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

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

Ubuntu chases after Red Hat with OpenStack and Docker bundles

Canonical is positioning the newest version of Ubuntu server as a cloud building block -- and goes head to head with Red Hat

Linux 3.14 kernel revision beefs up ARM, VM support

Latest Linux kernel has baked-in support for more cutting-edge ARM and MIPS processors, adds hardware support for Xen paravirtualuzation

Dell unveils fabric switch, SDN controller

The new networking gear is designed to scale, automate OpenStack clouds

Attack of the killer clouds and the coming IT storm

Debbie Downers are out in full force, predicting IT's end at the hands of cloud computing, but facts point to the contrary

Docker does a GitHub and starts charging for extra features

As part of an ongoing effort to fund Docker development, Docker.io now offers private repositories as a for-pay feature

Xen 4.4 is now fully armed for 64-bit ARM

The newest release of the Xen hypervisor project claims big boosts in performance and scalability, plus enhanced support for ARM processors

Mirantis looks to open up OpenStack vendor certifications

But its new open-source certification compatibility initiative challenges a certification process put forward by Red Hat

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