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VMware's Casado talks about evolving SDN use cases, including a prominent role for security
Martin Casado, who helped launch the Software Defined Networking concept in the labs at Stanford, was recently elevated to the top business slot in VMware’s Networking and Security Business Unit, giving him the rare opportunity to see the technology through from the incubator to the data center. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix sat down with Casado for an update on the company and his thoughts on how the technology is maturing.  Martin Casado, Senior Vice President of VMware's Networking and Security business unitTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Dell, not typically an early adopter of server technology, is still experimenting with systems based on ARM architecture while rival Hewlett-Packard has jumped ahead.Dell showed a new proof-of-concept, ARM-based storage server at the TechCon conference in Santa Clara, California, last week. It is the latest experimental 64-bit ARM server being offered by Dell for customers to develop and test applications.There has been a lot of hype surrounding servers that offer power-efficient ARM processors, best known for powering smartphones and tablets. But ARM servers are finally reaching the market, with HP beating Dell to the punch with an ARM server it announced last week.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Dan Bricklin’s VisiCalc was first and Microsoft Excel would come to dominate, but in between it was Lotus 1-2-3 that ruled the spreadsheet world and helped push the IBM PC deep into the modern workplace. Today Lotus 1-2-3 breathed its last, at least symbolically, as we have reached IBM’s previously announced date for discontinuing support for this iconic software that Big Blue stopped selling last year after a three-decade run (that included acquiring Lotus in 1995).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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