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VMware has edge, AI, blockchain ambitions

VMware's Project Dimension (edge computing), Project Magna (artificial intelligence) and Project Concord (enterprise blockchain) were all previewed at VMworld

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Microsoft lures Win Server 2008 users toward Azure

With the end of support for Windows Server 2008 coming in January 2020 and SQL Server 2008 in July 2019, Microsoft is offering customers three years of extended support for the platforms if they migrate the workloads to its Azure...

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What is virtualization?

In the IT world, virtualization has revolutionized the way we think about data and where it lives, moving us closer to a completely on-demand data world.

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What's the future of server virtualization?

Server virtualization can help fight server sprawl, make better use of compute power, curb energy bills, and improve data-center agility and flexibility.

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SDNs and NFV are complementary and core components of modernized networks

Software-defined networking and network functions virtualization both untie tasks and functions from hardware and provide agility, one for the network itself, the other for network services.

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Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

The top IT initiatives of enterprise network managers are cloud and software-defined data centers, overcoming server virtualization’s dominance for the past 10 years, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Virtual desktop infrastructure (or VDI) has been an intriguing idea for a long time. We look at the pros and cons of VDI and whether the emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will finally make implementing virtual desktops...

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What is the Open Compute Project?

Hardware designed to Open Compute Project specification accounts for well over $1 billion in hardware sales.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure gets its own Gartner magic quadrant

Hyperconvergence is winning over enterprises that are drawn to its potential to ease management, streamline the deployment of new workloads, and optimize costs. As much as 20% of business-critical apps will transition to...

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VMware tackles complexity of multi-cloud environments

VMware has expanded its portfolio of cloud tools to help enterprises improve the manageability of their public cloud and on-premises environments. At the same time, VMware announced the first global expansion of VMware Cloud on AWS,...

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What is NFV and what are its cost, performance and scaling benefits?

Network functions virtualization (NFV) uses commodity servers to replace specialized network appliances for more flexible, efficient and scalable services.

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What is microsegmentation? How getting granular improves network security

Microsegmentation is a way to create secure zones in data centers and cloud deployments that allow you to isolate workloads and protect them individually.

How VMware's vSAN provides the storage component for a hyper-converged data center.

How VMware's vSAN provides the storage component for a hyper-converged data center.

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What is a hypervisor?

A hypervisor is a process that separates a computer’s operating system and applications from the underlying physical hardware. Usually done as software, the hypervisor drives the concept of virtualization, allowing the physical host...

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Unikraft project promises to simplify unikernel creation

NEC and Xen Project toolkit combines reusable libraries of operating system components and a menu-driven build system

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What are shielded virtual machines and how to set them up in Windows Server

Virtualization can expose data and encryption keys to hackers. Microsoft's shielded virtual machines and Host Guardian Service locks them down.

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What is virtualization?

Virtualization can refer to desktops, servers even networks, and each has its own benefits that can

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Parallels Desktop 13 review: Now your MacBook Pro Touch Bar works with Windows, too

Parallels Desktop 13 makes it easy to run macOS, Windows, or Linux virtual machines on your Mac, adding improved performance, picture-in-picture, and enabling support for cross-platform features like Touch Bar and People Bar.

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