Data integration is one thing the cloud makes worse

One, enterprises have too many decisions to make. Two, it’s difficult to find success with complex data integration. Those are the two main excuses I hear these days, as enterprises...

What is virtualization?

No advance in information technology in the past six decades has offered a greater range of quantifiable benefits than has virtualization. Many IT professionals think of virtualization in terms of...

VMware targets cloud and container networking with latest NSX-T launch

VMware today released a new version of its NSX virtual networking software that aims to make it easier to manage network requirements of cloud-native and application-container-based applications.The move represents the...

Powermat to upgrade to 15W wireless charging, support Apple's new iPhones

Powermat plans to release an a new wireless charging product in January that will be capable of 15-watt power transfers through a 1.5-in. thick solid surface and provide support for...

2017's biggest tech mergers and acquisitions

The biggest tech mergers and acquisitions of 2017Image by Peter Sayer/IDGOne of the most talked-about acquisitions of the year, a $78 billion takeover of Accenture by Oracle, turned out to...

What are shielded virtual machines and how to set them up in Windows Server

For all its benefits, the drive to virtualize everything has created a very big security issue: Virtualization creates a single target for a potential security breach. When a host runs...

2017's biggest tech mergers and acquisitions

The biggest tech mergers and acquisitions of 2017Image by Peter Sayer/IDGOne of the most talked-about acquisitions of the year, a $78 billion takeover of Accenture by Oracle, turned out to...

Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?

I’m putting the liars on notice.The most underappreciated application for the combination of augmented reality (A.R.) and artificial intelligence (A.I.) is persistent lie detection.Smartphones and smart glasses will soon support...

What’s new in Kubernetes containers

The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.9, brings to the container-orchestration framework both full-blown and beta-test versions of significant new features: The general availability of...

Unikraft project promises to simplify unikernel creation

Unikernels promise fast boots, tiny memory footprints, and high performance, but they must be developed from scratch for each application. NEC is working to remove this barrier to unikernel adoption...

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