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VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center, is touting one tangible benefit to the virtual network: better security.

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SAP brings Hadoop into the Hana fold with Vora, a new in-memory analytics tool

A new tool from SAP will allow companies to analyze distributed Hadoop data alongside corporate data using the ERP giant's Hana in-memory computing platform.

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VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software with capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity.

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Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google has made it official. It is now offering the Google Container Service as a commercial service, allowing customers run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM has expanded two products in its Spectrum line of software-based storage offerings to allow customers to build hybrid storage systems by combining in-house Spectrum deployments with IBM Cloud storage services.

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Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client's data and analyze it for useful information.

Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Amazon and Microsoft are going after developers and IT departments with upgraded tools and cloud storage offerings.

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Business booms for African sites dedicated to used goods

Rising Internet usage, plus a culture used to bargaining for used goods, provides fertile ground

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Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

Sick of having that one ad follow you around the Internet for weeks? A new tool in pre-beta builds of Firefox could help block browser tracking across sites.

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Seller of melanoma detection apps settles FTC complaint

The marketers of Mole Detective apps lacked proof their products could detect melanoma, the agency says

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Fujitsu brainstorm room lets you write on the walls

Digital sticky notes are one part of this elaborate projection system aimed at going beyond whiteboards

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LG launching high-fidelity music download service

Phones will require 24-bit playback to work with the service on LG SmartWorld

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Dropbox adds U2F support for better security

It's a better option for high-security environments, one analyst says

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Twitter drops 140-character limit for direct messages

The new character limit is 10,000, roughly seven times the length of the article below