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Rethinking IT, Part 3: Storage, Backup, Big Data Analysis and More

The Microsoft cloud platform has a lot to offer -- too much, in fact, to fit into one or two articles. This final part focuses on media management, disaster recovery and Active Directory.

Reports: Next Update for Windows 8.1 on Track for August Release

Various Internet rumors are claiming that Update 2 will have new features and functionality.

Big Switch Unveils Flagship Datacenter SDN Fabric

Company seeks to combine software-defined networking benefits with less expensive bare-metal switches.

Five VM-Level Infrastructure Adaptations

Infrastructure is evolving for the better, making the job of the admin easier in the long run. Here are five ways it's evolving to work at the VM level.

Cisco Teases Software-Defined Networking Controller

APIC EM controller is key to company's answer to SDN.

Microsoft to Lay Off 18,000 Workers

Middle management, former Nokia employees will suffer the brunt of the cutbacks.

Virtual Mobility Is the Question: How Do VMware, Microsoft and Citrix Answer?

Users are demanding access to increasingly larger sets of sensitive corporate resources on any device from anywhere, any time. Your challenge is to make it look easy. Citrix, VMware and Microsoft have been developing strategies that can help you meet that challenge head on.

VMware Hybrid Cloud Reaches into Asia

New services are being built in China and Japan.

VMware Management Pack Extends Monitoring to Cloud

The product lets admins monitor cloud and on-premises workloads from a single pane of glass.

Microsoft COO: We 'Ate VMware's Lunch'

Kevin Turner takes aim at his company's biggest virtualization rival during a keynote at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

New Ciena Portfolio Includes OpenDaylight-Based SDN Controller, Apps

Aimed at WAN management, controller comes with applications for navigation, protection and optimization.

VMware, Microsoft Still Lead Gartner 'Magic Quadrant'

The latest x86 server virtualization report also shows an uptick for Red Hat.

Microsoft Positions StorSimple as Link Between Local and Cloud Storage

The storage appliances can hold up to 500TB of data.

Docker Container Management Gets Major Support

Google's open source manager, Kubernetes, to get contributions from Microsoft, Red Hat and IBM.

7 Backup Appliance Myths, Unclouded

Even in the cloud, backup myths proliferate. Here are seven of the most common.

Arcserve Strikes Out On Its Own Cloud Path

CA sells data protection software business to a private investment firm that owns Openwave, VantagePoint, other tech.

Storage: Reaching Out by Dumbing It Down

On vSAN, MARVIN, and storage shinola.

Smart Alerts Make Cloud Storage Smarter

CloudPhysics releases new Storage Analytics with Smart Alerts.

VMware Horizon 6 Hits Shelves

VMware's desktop virtualization suite, which debuted in April, is now generally available.

Oracle Updates Oracle VM 3.3

Server virtualization solution from Ellison and company improves on the management end and on the OpenStack operability end.

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