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April 02, 2019
IT pros who use Chef automation software have mixed reactions to the company's plan to revamp its software licensing strategy.
March 28, 2019
Initially, F5 Cloud Services will provide only load balancing for DNS servers. Later in the year, F5 plans to add security features for DevOps teams building cloud applications.
March 06, 2019
Startup Hammerspace updates product with Kubernetes Container Storage Interface driver and multisite global namespace to facilitate data access in container environments.
February 15, 2019
Cisco earnings and revenue show customers are putting aside global uncertainties and buying into the company's shift toward a more software-centric form of networking.
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More organizations migrate to the cloud with each passing day. Learn how embracing soft skills can smooth the transition of dedicated ops staff to cloud industry roles. Continue Reading
There are several options to increase Ansible performance at scale -- a task that should move to the top of the to-do list as an IT deployment grows. Continue Reading
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