Containers for Microsoft Hyper-V

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Containers are the future, and now, Microsoft has added it to Windows Server 2016. Containers Come to Hyper-V Virtualization Review - By: Jeffrey Schwartz - "Although Docker has a large lead in container use and hype, challengers crop up nearly every day. Add to that the newest offering from Microsoft, built around its core hypervisor, Hyper-V. Yesterday, Microsoft released Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, providing a first look at Hyper-V containers, an additional deployment option for those looking to create multitenant environments. Hyper-V containers offer a higher level of isolation, which offers better security, according to Microsoft. It's available for download now along with the new System Center 2016 Technical Preview 4. In addition to the debut of Hyper-V containers, Microsoft has issued improvements to Windows Server containers and…
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Citrix Scales Back!

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Dropping XenServer, getting rid of the "GoTo" products... and laying some folks off. Ouch! Citrix Spins Off GoTo Lineup, Announces Layoffs Virtualization Review - By: Keith Ward - Citrix, which has been struggling for years to find a viable way forward in the current IT era, announced that it's lopping off its "GoTo" product lineup along with about 1,000 employees, as it retrenches and restructures. GoTo Somewhere Else Citrix said in a press release that it was spinning off the products -- which include GoToAssist, GoToMeeting, GoToMyPC, GoToTraining, GoToWebinar, Grasshopper and OpenVoice -- to 'focus on its strategic solutions for secure and reliable delivery of applications and data.' Citrix said those products amount to about $600 million in revenue. Given that Citrix revenues for all of 2014 were $3.14 billion,…
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