What Cisco’s new programmable switches mean for you

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To help ring in the 2017 New Year, CNN wanted to do a live shot from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, but had an issue: “They were concerned about being out at sea, would they have the ability to live-stream?” says Royal Caribbean’s CIO Mike Giresi. The answer was yes, and the live-shot [ Read More ]

Oracle open sources new tools focused on containers

Oracle is helping development teams build and operate containers with three new tools it is releasing into open source. The tools — Smith, Crashcart and Railcar — are designed to tackle containerization challenges commonly faced. “Containers are more popular than ever. Here at Oracle, [ Read More ]

Red Hat Releases Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Stack

Red Hat executive Irshad Raihan recently spoke to me about a software package -- Red Hat Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) -- that the company put together to address the needs of enterprises using hyperconverged systems. This package is made up of previously available Red Hat products. [ Read More ]

Done Well, Done Fast: Cisco’s New Business Edition 4000

While you might get a text from your dentist reminding you of an appointment or you might be able to hold a table at your favorite restaurant online, in the small and medium business (SMB) market — especially the sub-200 seat space — dial-tone, voicemail and basic unified communications (UC) [ Read More ]

Google’s Main Strategy Is Under Threat From EU

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a press conference on an antitrust case against Google on Tuesday.
Google has thrived by launching new services out of its powerful search engine—such as online travel, maps and news—to make finding information easier for users. Now such expansion, a hallmark strategy of Google, is under threat. European Union regulators this week determined for the [ Read More ]