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Microsoft open source lead: what we've learned (so far)

Stormy Peters has a track record of working for and with some of the most prominent open computing groups and organizations around the globe. Joining Microsoft as director of the company’s open source programs office in summer of...

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Why you should sign up for the Starlink public beta

The future is coming soon from a low-earth orbit satellite near you. Don't be late for the launch.

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How did your continuity plan stack up against Covid?

Now that things are stabilizing, it's time to evaluate how well your business continuity plans handled Covid and where you need to make changes.

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How Microsoft went from "Linux is a cancer." to "Microsoft Loves Linux."

It's been a long, strange trip but it's always driven by two motives: Making good products and money.

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Confidential Computing: What is it and why do you need it?

Confidential Computing can significantly enhance enterprise security, but what is it, and what do you need to do about it?

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Four operating systems: One device. How the Chromebook will become the universal laptop.

Soon, you'll be able to run not just Chrome OS, Android, and Linux on your Chromebook but Windows applications as well. Here's how and what that will mean for your company's PCs and laptops.

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Desktop-as-a-Service: Will you soon be running your "desktop" from the cloud?

Both Google and Microsoft want your desktop running on the cloud and, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, they may just be successful sooner than you might think.

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The five best Kubernetes security practices

Everyone is moving to containers for their programs, and to manage them, almost everyone is using Kubernetes. That leads to one big problem: How do you secure Kubernetes itself?

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A guide to migrating off Windows Server 2008

With the OS reaching end of life, it’s time to migrate whatever old servers you have left, and it’s not a trivial job.

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The new edge in edge computing

The Linux Foundation says networking, edge computing will overtake cloud computing by 2025. Why? And, exactly what will this new edge-based computing world look like?

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Top tips for choosing a hyper-converged infrastructure solution

Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) is an attractive alternative to conventional, hardware-defined infrastructure

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6 benefits of dHCI architecture

Disaggregated Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (dHCI) can help IT managers meet the challenge of building cloud-ready infrastructures on-premise. Private clouds need to be high-performing, agile, and scale easily, and infrastructure...

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Why you need a new network for the multi-cloud world

As enterprises expand to multiple cloud providers, the vanilla networking capabilities provided by the likes of AWS, Microsoft and Google may not cut it. IDG Enterprise Consulting Director John Gallant sits down with Steve Mullaney,...

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Rowhammer memory attacks close in on the real world

This theoretical security problem is becoming all too real. Expect to see a major Rowhammer security exploit within the next year as attackers tap GPUs, FPGAs and more to accelerate the process. Here's how to protect yourself.

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4 reasons to choose a composable, software-defined infrastructure

Composable infrastructure has the capability to deploy IT faster and with improved versatility.

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Should NVMe be part of your storage infrastructure?

Non-volatile memory express lets you replace solid-state drives, spinning disks or traditional storage arrays. Why are IT pros moving to this new storage technology and how do two leading products (Dell EMC PowerMax NVMe and Pure...

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7 best practices for managing a multi-cloud environment

Multi-cloud strategies and hybrid IT environments bring a set of challenges that technology leaders might not have expected.

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Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Companies deploy an average of three to five different cloud services. With an increased emphasis on security and regulatory compliance, the capability to manage these disparate systems is crucial.

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