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  • At the RSA Conference, VMware Senior VP Tom Corn offered his take on the future of security in an evolving world and the role virtualization will play.

  • Cloud-native apps can handle redundancies that may have depended on the infrastructure to do before, and they are autonomic in nature.

  • Docker's CEO explains why the open-source Docker container technology is taking off, and why he's raising more money.

  • After teaming with Docker to bring containers to Windows Server, Microsoft unveils its own Hyper-V container technology and container-friendly Nano Server operating system.

  • The open-source Docker container application virtualization project turned two-years old on March 20, marking a robust period of market hype, interest and adoption. Docker was originally just the Docker-engine project started by Solomon Hykes at platform-as-a-service vendor dotCloud. The original dotCloud business has been sold, and Docker Inc. is its own business and has raised $66 million in multiple funding rounds. The project has grown to include Hykes as chief architect, Steve Francia as the chief operator and Michael Crosby as chief maintainer. In the last two years, many vendors—including Red Hat, IBM, Microsoft, VMware and Amazon—have embraced Docker technology. Other companies are creating technologies and products that extend, complement and support it. Docker needs a host OS on which to run, which has led to Red Hat's creating Project Atomic. CoreOS and RancherOS have also emerged as purpose-built optimized operating systems for container deployment. eWEEK examines the wide world of Docker container virtualization.

  • Products from EMC, Pivotal and VMware ostensibly will enable organizations to securely deploy big data workloads at scale across an enterprise.

  • A week after VMware unveils new Horizon 6 capabilities, Nvidia officials talk vGPUs while Dell rolls out an appliance for virtual environments.

  • Red Hat has rolled out a container development kit, application registry and partner program in a move to bring Docker container deployments into the enterprise.

  • If data center managers and administrators could eliminate the rigidity of server, storage and network switching silos, and the operational headaches that accompany them, how much more effective could they be with their time on a day-to-day basis? What if they had ease of scale and could move at startup speed on any workload? Finally, what if the system drove so much data efficiency that no one would believe the performance rates and capacity savings they were achieving? These are only a few of the promises that hyperconvergence in the data center bring. For the record, hyperconvergence is infrastructure with a software-centric architecture. It tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources plus other technologies in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor. But with so many vendors using the term, how does one know what is true hyperconvergence? In this slide show, based on eWEEK reporting and industry information from Jesse St. Laurent, vice president of product strategy at SimpliVity, we offer a checklist of key attributes.

  • For the first time since its original release last April, Horizon can manage systems with both Windows and Linux applications and desktops.

  • Kitematic, an open-source project that received funding from the government of Canada, could help to push Docker technology onto more systems.

  • Google reportedly has a team secretly working on an Android version for virtual reality headsets, as industry interest in VR technology continues to rise.

  • Docker is buying SDN vendor SocketPlane. Financial terms of the deal—considered a talent and technology acquisition—have not been disclosed.

  • Two months after first announcing Machine, Swarm and Compose, Docker rolls out the three orchestration tools.

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