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August 31, 2017
Pivotal Container Service brings Kubernetes to vSphere while NSX adds security, but the new service raises questions about VMware's own container projects.
February 01, 2016
Expert Barry Burd talks with the co-founder of app startup Skimble about application deployment processes.
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Ceph software-defined storage is available for free, thanks to its open source nature. However, in some situations, a commercial Ceph product could be the way to go. Continue Reading
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With various open source and commercial options available from Oracle, selecting a MySQL database can be confusing. Here's a comparison to help you decide which one makes sense for you. Continue Reading
The need for geographic data distribution has driven the DataStax Enterprise operational database into prominence. New version 4.8 offers more immediate indexing of data. Continue Reading
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When budgets are cut and open networks still need securing, it may be helpful to try open source security tools as a sufficient and affordable alternative to pricey commercial products. Continue Reading
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Moving relational data into Hadoop isn't a slam dunk. To avert programming complexities, a major Texas university turned to commercial tools to stock its Hadoop data lake. Continue Reading
There are now a number of free and open source network access control (NAC) products, but how do they stack up against the commercial options? Network professional Mike Chapple reviews the free alternatives, but also warns readers that a "stepping stone" approach to NAC may be a mistake for an enterprise. Continue Reading