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Tag: virtualization

  • VMware, AWS Announce Strategic Partnership

    VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today they had formed a strategic partnership under which they will launch a vSphere-based cloud service that runs on AWS. Called VMware Cloud on AWS, it will be fully available by mid-2017. Invite-only betas will begin earlier in the year.

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  • Has Citrix Lost Its Focus?

    Has Citrix Lost Its Focus?

    With Citrix Synergy taking place this week in Las Vegas, let’s take a moment to step back and remember the Citrix of yesteryears.  Founded in 1989, Citrix came of age in a world where Steve Jobs led NeXT and cellphones were the size of bricks.

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  • Birst Expands Networked BI With Collaboration, Data Prep

    San Francisco-based Birst has upgraded its Networked BI platform that it introduced last September, adding more features for collaboration as well as tools to assist in the data prep.

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  • Birst Schools Industry on Networked BI

    Birst Schools Industry on Networked BI

    Birst, a provider of cloud BI and analytics, debuted a new product delivery and consumption framework today called Networked BI.  The company is hoping that this is a concept with industry legs: It's building its next-generation of BI products on this platform.

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  • What You Need to Know About Containerization

    What You Need to Know About Containerization

    Only IT could come up with a word that is such an assault on the ears as “containerization.”  We don’t “boxify” gifts on Christmas Eve, a fact for which we may give thanks the month before.

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  • Who Wins With Citrix's New Workspace Cloud?

    Who Wins With Citrix's New Workspace Cloud?

    Christmas in August? VMWare’s End-User Computing boss Sanjay Poonen may not think so, but IT managers and the end users they serve just may smile when they experience Citrix’s Workspace Cloud.

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  • Windows and Linux Mix-and-Match Clouds

    Windows and Linux Mix-and-Match Clouds

    Developers outside of Microsoft will be able to experiment for the first time with new classes of applications that run partly on Windows, partly on Linux. This is a result of Microsoft's public release today of its third preview of Windows Server 2016. It’s a new phase in the relationship between Microsoft and Docker Inc.,

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  • How the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Affects You

    How the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Affects You

    After a few decades of covering the technology industry, déjà vu  becomes an affliction one learns to live with and ignore, like a karbunkle or Donald Trump. On Tuesday, the leading industry players in the emerging field of containerization formed a foundation.

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  • Can Docker and Hadoop Just Get Along?

    Can Docker and Hadoop Just Get Along?

    The ideal of containerization is that workloads may be distributed safely across multiple platforms and orchestrated through a common portal.  “Big data” is arguably the biggest workload of all, with some organizations now visualizing their data warehouses in terms of petabytes.

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  • What OpenStack Should and Should Not Be

    What OpenStack Should and Should Not Be

    In the strange and sometimes ridiculous parlance that technologists have created for themselves, a stack is a collection of technologies that interoperate with one another to provide a platform for running services and applications.

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  • Like Windows? Docker Does, Too

    Like Windows? Docker Does, Too

    Server-based applications built for Linux and packaged in Docker containers will be able to run on a Windows platform.  This a result of Docker Inc.’s release today of its Docker 1.6 package, which features a Windows-based Docker client console  contributed to the project by Microsoft itself.

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  • Are You Ready to Tap the Power of Intelligent Business Clouds?

    Just when companies are finally mastering the definition of hybrid clouds, Accenture claims there is a new paradigm on the horizon. It predicts the next wave of hybrid clouds will be "Intelligent Business Clouds." And that's more than some vague marketing idea — or so it claims.

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  • Why You Should Care About Docker's Latest Addition: SocketPlane

    At some point soon, you and your colleagues will likely wonder whether you need to make a fundamental change to your IT infrastructure ... at least if you want your organization to be effective and remain competitive.

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  • Everything You Really Need to Know About Docker

    Everything You Really Need to Know About Docker

    A two-year-old technology is at the spearhead of a genuine revolution in data center architectures, for both software and hardware. With yesterday's release by the Docker organization of open source tools for orchestrating the deployment of containerized applications anywhere from a data center cluster to a single laptop, the very

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