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May 4, 2015
by sjvn01
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Google, Red Hat, and VMware announce CoreOS container support

Before we declare Docker the champion of the container wars, CoreOS begs to differ. If CoreOS was just doing this alone, it might not matter much. But, CoreOS has some big friends, Red Hat, Google, VMware and Apcera, that will … Continue reading

April 21, 2015
by sjvn01
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VMware buys into Linux containers with Lightwave and Photon

Once upon a time VMware was all about virtualization. Things have changed. On April 20th, 2015, VMware introduced not only support for containers, Lightwave, but its own container-friendly Linux distribution, Photon. VMware buys into Linux containers with Lightwave and Photon. … Continue reading

March 6, 2015
by sjvn01
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VMware sued for failure to comply with Linux license

In 2007, top Linux contributor Christoph Hellwig accused VMware of using Linux as the basis for the VMware ESX bare-metal hypervisor, an essential part of VMware’s cloud offerings. Years went by and the Software Freedom Conservancy, a non-profit organization that … Continue reading

August 16, 2013
by sjvn01
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Yes, virtualization is faster (sometimes) than native hardware

It’s a computing truism that when it comes to delivering the fastest possible speeds with high-performance computing (HPC), you must use native computing instead of virtualization. Recent studies have shown that, in some configurations, VMware’s vSphere can actually deliver faster … Continue reading