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Google: 'EVERYTHING at Google runs in a container'

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 22:06
Ad giant lifts curtain on how it uses virtualization's successor TWO BILLION TIMES A WEEK

Google is now running "everything" in its mammoth cloud on top of a potential open source successor to virtualization, paving the way for other companies to do the same.

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HP's $1bn 'Linux for the cloud' dream: Will Helion float?

Fri, 23/05/2014 - 09:24
Analysis Plus: Why it wants to be like IBM, not Sun

Hewlett-Packard has committed $1bn to OpenStack, a Linux for the cloud, over the next two years.

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Concerning Windows Phone and its relevance to the larger business

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 12:11
A key to broader workforce mobility?

Five Lumia phones leaning against each other Nokia Lumia 630: Will enterprises bite?

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European Grid Infrastructure project condenses shared cloud

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 07:27
Academic iron across 19 nations now more accessible

After a three-year project, the European Grid Infrastructure project has pulled the big red switch on its federated cloud, which it says pools the resources of academic iron in 19 EU countries.

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Valve's Steam streaming service lets you play games on the toilet

Thu, 22/05/2014 - 02:13
Game remotely with new Steam screen-sharing tech

Games maker Valve has launched Steam In-Home Streaming, a new service that allows Steam subscribers to view and play games that are running on their primary PCs on devices located anywhere in their homes.

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Chrome 35 made deaf to old speech API bug

Wed, 21/05/2014 - 06:31
23 flaws fixed in new version of Chocolate Factory's browser

Google has patched 23 vulnerabilities, including three marked high risk, in the latest update to the web browser.

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Microsoft walks into a bar. China screams: 'Eww is that Windows 8? GET OUT OF HERE'

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 18:05
That's what happens if you axe support for XP

The Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from a sizeable chunk of public-sector PCs – capping off a long-running dispute with Microsoft over the company's decision to cut support for XP.

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AMD unleashes savage bird of prey on Internet of Burly, Brawny Things

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 05:01
Four 4K displays not enough for you? A li'l tweak and – voilà! – you've got nine

AMD has released the second generation of its R-Series chips, code-named "Bald Eagle", aiming them squarely at the high end of the embedded market.

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Atten-hut! Linux Foundation welcomes three new recruits

Tue, 20/05/2014 - 00:33
Two companies from the future and one from the past join open source advocacy group

Two companies that represent the profound changes rippling through the tech industry have joined The Linux Foundation.

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Customer sues Nimbus Data for 'breach of contract' over arrays

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 12:23
Alleges kit 'failed to meet conditions of sale'

Flash array vendor Nimbus Data is being sued by a customer for breach of contract over two Gemini arrays that the purchaser alleges failed to meet "four conditions of sale".

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Reg man picks out tastiest tidbits from heaping mounds of storage announcements

Mon, 19/05/2014 - 09:36
Curated for your pleasure by Chris Mellor

Suppliers are furiously ladling out news like demented cafeteria workers attempting to feed the multitudes, so we thought we'd slice off a few of the tastier morsels and present them to you on a sideplate – all the better to prevent any storage indigestion.

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So you reckon Nokia-wielding Microsoft can't beat off Apple?

Sat, 17/05/2014 - 11:06
Analysis Wrong. It could. Look at history – and Redmond ought to swot up, too

Microsoft isn't used to being the underdog, but the company which owns the desktop is losing its grip on customers' wallets. While buying Nokia is an audacious move to redress that, to make it work Microsoft needs to understand some of Nokia's history.

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Overland Storage, 'miracle' flirty virty Sphere 3D jump in bed

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 16:45
Strange couple agree to merge – what does it all mean?

Perennial loss-making Overland Storage will merge with Canadian company Sphere 3D.

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EMC's DSSD rack flashers snub Fibre Channel for ... PCIe

Fri, 16/05/2014 - 10:28
Blocks and Files Well, OK. That's one way of hooking up servers to data

The rack-scale flash array technology EMC gained in its DSSD gobble connects to a server using PCIe. That's according to an interview by Barrons with EMC’s product ops head Jeremy Burton.

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You, YES YOU, could be Australia's very own Edward Snowden

Thu, 15/05/2014 - 23:45
ASIO is hiring Sysadmins who understand VMware and Active Directory

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is hiring system administrators and its efforts to do so offer a hint of the technologies the nation's enemies need to crack.

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