Virtualization

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EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data 'lakes'

Technology from VMware, Pivotal, and EMC storage will go into big-data analytics systems


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Life after virtualization: More data center tech for less

VMware’s vSphere 6 release marks the end of one chapter of the virtualization story, but another has already begun

VMware expands desktop virtualization to Linux

VMware Horizon 6 will be able to deliver Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux desktops

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First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

With welcome improvements to key features, as well as the bundling of backup and recovery, the leading virtualization platform doesn't disappoint

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VDI on Hyper-V gets easier

Two major VDI bottlenecks have held back VDI adoption but third parties are helping clear the way

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Red Hat's Atomic Host promises safer, sleeker Docker

RHEL Atomic Host boasts of better controls and security over containers, promotes Docker as a building block for hybrid clouds

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Desktop virtualization review: VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VirtualBox

VMware Workstation 11 has the edge in performance and polish, while VirtualBox 2.3.20 leads in platform support and price

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Have you hugged your server today?

Disposable IT means never having to fix a broken server, and perhaps never having to know how to fix it

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Docker 1.5 seeks to ease networking, documentation woes

The newest Docker release rolls in IPv6 networking and a comprehensive description of Docker's image format

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The world of containers doesn't end with Docker

Docker, the open-source app containerization startup has built up quite a bit of momentum in the past six months, but it's still not entirely ready for enterprise. (Insider, registration required.)

Dell, EMC, VMware, and others get giddy over converged infrastructure

What started as a niche market has blossomed into a multi-billion-dollar industry led by IT heavyweights

EMC's all-in-one compute appliance comes with an app store

Users will be able to download third-party tools to the VSPEX Blue converged appliance for midsized enterprises

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VMware's OpenStack plants itself firmly in vSphere

VMware jumps on the OpenStack bandwagon with a brand new distro designed to be managed with VMware tools

Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

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CoreOS Rocket hits second stage, still aimed at Docker

With the release of Rocket 0.2.0, CoreOS hints that its developers are trying to learn from Docker's legacy

Understanding cloud storage models

The roles of instance, volume, and object storage in the modern, virtualized data center

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EMC shoots down break-up talk: 'We’re better together'

EMC exec Jeremy Burton shoots down calls by activist investors for the company to split off VMware or RSA

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Xen 4.5 flexes its muscles on Intel and ARM

The Xen hypervisor's latest version focuses all the more on performance, high availability, and feature support for ARM chip sets in the data center

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2015 will be the year of container wars

Docker's getting all the container headlines, but, as we're going to see this year, there's a lot more to containers than just one company

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