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VMware's Casado: Network Virtualization The Right Way
Susan Fogarty,
News
The true benefits from network virtualization come from simplifying the network and applying it to broader use cases, rather than bickering about vendors' SDN products, according to the CTO.
By Susan Fogarty , 4/8/2014
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Cisco CIO Talks SDN, OpenStack & IT Challenges
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
Commentary
Rebecca Jacoby spoke with editors at Interop about Cisco’s internal IT operations, including ACI adoption and the appeal of OpenStack.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 4/8/2014
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DevOps: Ingredients For The Best Recipe
James Kenigsberg, CTO, 2U
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Here's what one company learned by using the DevOps methodology to create a sense of shared responsibility across teams.
By James Kenigsberg CTO, 2U, 4/22/2014
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Windows 8 Start Menu Coming This Fall?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft may restore the Start menu to Windows 8 and launch a cloud-based version of the OS by this fall.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/22/2014
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Google Project Tango Helps NASA Robots Fly
Kevin Fogarty, Technology Writer
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Google's experimental, 3D-navigating Project Tango will form the brains of NASA's SPHERES robots.
By Kevin Fogarty Technology Writer, 4/22/2014
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Red Hat Containers OS-Centric: No Accident
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Red Hat's critics say containers are the wrong idea, and too focused on the operating system. I say maybe Red Hat knows a thing or two about pleasing developers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/22/2014
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Big Switch, Avaya, IBM, VMware: SDN Strategies
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
News
Part 4 in our series comparing vendors' SDN approaches.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 4/22/2014
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Sensitive Data: What Constitutes 'Reasonable Protection'?
Wyatt Kash, Editor, InformationWeek Government
Commentary
NIST's Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.
By Wyatt Kash Editor, InformationWeek Government, 4/22/2014
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Mainframe Eulogy: Why We Put Gertrude Down
Howard Anderson, Professor, MIT
Commentary
Intrepid CIO Stu Laura mourns the death of Big Iron as he embraces the cloud religion.
By Howard Anderson Professor, MIT, 4/22/2014
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No-Poaching Settlement Could Spur Tech Talent War
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel reportedly close to settling a lawsuit over agreements not to recruit each other's employees. Tech pros could benefit from more open market.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/22/2014
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Scale-Out Storage Has Limits
George Crump, President, Storage Switzerland
Commentary
Disk may scale as your storage needs increase, but what do you do when your datacenter is maxed out?
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland, 4/21/2014
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Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Up-and-coming vendors in the genre include AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science, Gartner says.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 4/21/2014
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'BYOS' Should Replace BYOD
Mike Jennett,
Commentary
Phone-centric thinking must give way as mobile security, management, and development demands meet wearables, smart autos, and other digital "stuff."
By Mike Jennett , 4/21/2014
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Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/19/2014
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Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/19/2014
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OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Little-known firm in France emerges as one of the top customizers of OpenStack clouds.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/18/2014
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Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent: SDN Strategies
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
News
Part 3 in our series comparing vendors' SDN approaches.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 4/18/2014
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Red Hat Linux Containers: Not Just Recycled Ideas
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Commentary
Red Hat and its partner, Docker, bring DevOps characteristics to Linux containers, making them lighter-weight vehicles than virtual machines for cloud workloads.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 4/17/2014
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Google's 10 Big Bets On The Future
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
From Project Ara smartphones to solar-powered drones, these Google projects try to turn science fiction into reality. Look what's coming.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/17/2014
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What DJs Can Teach DevOps Cynics
Steve Shah, Senior Director, Product Management, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix
Commentary
Just as new tools transform a DJ's musical options, DevOps revolutionizes what IT can do for the business.
By Steve Shah Senior Director, Product Management, NetScaler Product Group, Citrix, 4/17/2014
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Microsoft Lync: 10 Ways To Do More
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Lync does much more than instant messaging. Check out these tips and tricks for getting the most from this communication and collaboration tool.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/17/2014
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Cisco, Arista, HP: SDN Strategies
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
News
In the second part of this series examining vendors' SDN products, I look at Cisco ACI, Arista's programmable approach, and HP's commitment to OpenFlow.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 4/17/2014
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