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  • Why the Open Container Project is good news for CIOs

    Application container giant Docker and upstart rival CoreOS have ceased hostilities following the announcement of the Open Container Project (OCP). The project will work to develop industry standards for a container format and runtime software.

    Written by Paul Rubens23 July 15 23:27
  • Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning

    Capacity planning needs to provide answers to two questions: What are you going to need to buy in the coming year? And when are you going to need to buy it?

    Written by Thomas A. Limoncelli, Strata R. Chalup and Christina J. Hogan14 Nov. 14 05:59
  • VMWorld 2014: Winners and Losers

    VMWorld 2014 was a whirlwind. The conference last week attracted 22,000 attendees, more than 250 exhibitors and spread across all three buildings of the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco over a five-day period.

    Written by Brandon Butler03 Sept. 14 07:02
  • Why ABM Is Migrating from VMware to Hyper-V

    Facilities solutions specialist ABM has more than 100,000 employees and customers around the world, all served by a small IT team struggling to deliver IT services to its constituents. It needed to find a way to deliver IT services faster and cheaper and says virtualization with Hyper-V is the way forward.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud02 May 14 04:21
  • The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

    , the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

    Written by Black Duck28 Jan. 14 14:08
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offers Risks and Rewards

    After years of false starts, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products are here. They work, and if implemented correctly they can deliver substantial cost savings to enterprise IT shops. What are the risks and rewards involved in embarking on a VDI implementation for your organization?

    Written by Ed Tittel and Kim Lindros16 Dec. 13 14:15
  • How to Beat Storage Bottlenecks in a Flash

    When a data visualization and analysis software provider found that its backend storage was slowing down its developers, it resisted the urge to add capacity. Instead, it turned to a software solution that scales storage performance using virtualization.

    Written by Sharon Florentine10 Oct. 13 13:25
  • Where do SDNs fit in the datacentre?

    As CIOs try to make sense of the hype surrounding software-defined networks (SDNs) and their potential in data centers, some experts and vendors say IT leaders are looking for answers in all the wrong places.

    Written by Sharon Florentine17 Sept. 13 16:39
  • Motorola Atrix hints at a virtualized, cloud future

    Motorola announced the Atrix smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show, and while many have been concentrating on its 4G connectivity and clever desktop dock that lets it run a cut-down Linux desktop on a full-sized monitor, nearly everybody has missed something very important.

    Written by Keir Thomas08 Jan. 11 08:07
  • Burning questions: Virtualisation

    Virtualizing x86 infrastructure isn't just a one-step process -- as servers change, the whole data center must change as well. While server hypervisors such as VMware's ESX, Microsoft's Hyper-V and Xen can make IT more efficient and cost-effective, many of the virtualization advantages can be canceled out when data centers rely on technology and processes that haven't been updated for the virtualization age.

    Written by Jon Brodkin26 Oct. 10 00:52
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