Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

In the enterprise world, open source has long been a bit tentative. Starting in the early 2000s, various vendors started contributing bits and pieces of code, careful not to give...

What is Docker? Linux containers explained

Like FreeBSD Jails and Solaris Zones, Linux containers are self-contained execution environments—with their own, isolated CPU, memory, block I/O, and network resources—that share the kernel of the host operating system....

What to consider when deploying a next-generation firewall

Firewalls have become ubiquitous across enterprises over the past decade, but the combination of new and varied access methods combined with increasingly sophisticated attacks has forced network operators and security...

Best USB-C battery packs: We review the top portable chargers for your phone or...

Anyone who owns a smartphone knows that you need a way to recharge it when you’re on the go. The most versatile way to ensure power away from an outlet...

Enterprise network trends to watch 2018

What's going to shake things up in 2018? IT pros will have their hands full with technologies that have been hyped for some time and are now ripe for adoption,...

What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a...

10 of the world's fastest supercomputers

10 of the world's fastest supercomputersImage by Peter Sayer/IDGThe cream of the Top500 supercomputer list in November 2017, these 10 supercomputers are used for modeling the weather, weapons, ocean currents...

iOS 11 overtakes earlier versions of Apple's mobile OS

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