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Containers vs. VMs: It comes down to state management, networking and sprawl

Understanding the key differences

The next generation of storage disruption: storage-class memory

SCM is a new hybrid storage/memory tier that is slightly slower than DRAM but is persistent like traditional storage

Storage considerations when you’re virtualizing the last 20% of your systems

The “last leg” is difficult because it taxes the underlying infrastructure, storage in particular

What’s behind the odd couple Microsoft-Red Hat partnership

In a collaboration that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, Microsoft – the purveyor of the mainstream and proprietary Windows OS – has partnered with Red Hat, the champion of an enterprise-class iteration of Linux.

By Brandon Butler | 04 November, 2015 23:51

Tags: Microsoft, Red Hat

What’s inside your containers? Why visibility and control are critical for container security

New tools focus on the integrity of containers, but there’s also the challenge of ensuring the code constituting the whole image is free from vulnerabilities

11 cutting-edge databases worth exploring now

From document-graph hybrids to ‘unkillable’ clusters, the next generation of databases offers intrigue and innovation

Comcast planning nationwide gigabit broadband in 2 years. What will it cost?

Comcast is planning a gigabit broadband network based on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard. But the question is,

Intel seeks to boost its OpenStack cred with Mirantis move

Intel's financial backing for Mirantis will aid OpenStack -- and help Intel find future customers for its hardware-based virtualization tech

By Serdar Yegulalp | 25 August, 2015 13:00

Tags: intel

Red Hat should double down on containers

As Red Hat homes in on VMware, investing development resources in Kubernetes, Project Atomic, and other container-related efforts will pay off far more than propping up OpenStack

By Matt Asay | 21 August, 2015 19:38

Tags: Docker, Red Hat

Tintri covers the bases — all-flash and hybrid-flash storage

Choice is, to mangle a marketing line, the choice of a new generation. Tintri aims to offer it in spades to storage customers.

By Ben Kepes | 20 August, 2015 16:00

Tags: storage

Google cloud ''loses'' data (sky falling; film at 11)

Google is sorry to report it's lost some cloud customers' data. Lightning struck four times near its St. Ghislain, Belgium data center. From cloud to cloud, as't were, causing some storage to go bye-bye...

By Richi Jennings | 20 August, 2015 13:20

Tags: Google, storage, cloud security

How college CIOs brace for back-to-school (with video!)

To some, the job of a higher-education CIO might seem downright cushy. After all, unlike their corporate counterparts, these IT leaders don't have to answer to shareholders, cater to business-line leaders or survive acrimonious mergers.

By Cindy Waxer | 17 August, 2015 20:34

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, twitter

Kicking Google out of my life, Part 7: Why I relapsed, and will again soon

I've completed my journey to remove Google's services from my life, but a few issues have forced me to relapse.

Network infrastructure cost optimization services can save millions

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By Pete Lorenzen, General Manager of Networking Services, IBM | 14 August, 2015 07:29

Tags: management, Traffic management, Networking, wan optimization, Network World

OpenStack is redefining the business model for data solutions

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Orlando Bayter, CEO, Ormuco | 14 August, 2015 03:40

Tags: HP, IBM, Networking, Open Source Subnet, Network World, Oracle, emc

Three critical considerations when optimizing infrastructure for application performance

<em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

By By John Gentry, vice president of marketing and alliances, Virtual Instruments | 14 August, 2015 02:04

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, Network World

Stop the funeral! Objective-C is alive and kicking

Objective-C may no longer be the stylish language choice for Apple iOS and Mac OS development -- that mantle is being assumed by Swift, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2929599/application-development/believe-it-or-not-swift-debuted-a-year-ago-today.html">introduced in mid-2014</a>. But proponents of Objective-C don't expect it to go away quietly anytime soon.

By Paul Krill | 11 August, 2015 20:09

Tags: Apple, application development, infoworld, objective, software

Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) applications emerge as the tech stabilizes

Perhaps the single-most significant standards based technological advancement in the field of unified communications over the past year has been the completion of Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) standard and the appearance of several WebRTC based implementations.

By By Michael Frendo, EVP of Worldwide Engineering, Polycom | 07 August, 2015 06:54

Tags: unified communications, telecommunication, W3C, voip, Networking, 3C, IETF, World Wide Web Consortium

The BYOD debate is not over

While a recent U.S.-based poll of 375 IT professionals showed the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) fad is fading, there's new evidence showing that BYOD still has plenty of life.

By Matt Hamblen | 18 July, 2015 00:00

Tags: Line, Mobile & Wireless, Networking, wireless, mobile

Replace your NAS with cloud storage: the 8 key requirements

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

By Randy Chou | 17 July, 2015 04:03

Tags: Google, storage, Network World, cloud storage

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