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The top news articles for Feb. 12, 2014.

Spotlight: VMware puts its money where mobility is

VMware's $1B-plus purchase of AirWatch gives the virtualization company a big step forward in mobile computing, according to industry watchers.

Microsoft's virtual desktop license costs send customers in search of workarounds

Software licensing remains a pain in the posterior for CIOs, as it has been for decades. It's no surprise the virtualization just adds to the fun.  

VMware launches NSX in network virtualization foray

A good deal of buzz coming from the VMworld conference in San Francisco this week was over the launch of VMware NSX, which will be generally available in the fourth quarter of this year.

Private cloud deployment presents enterprises with security challenges, warns Gartner

Although enterprises often choose to deploy private cloud instead of using public cloud services because of data security concerns, the move to private cloud presents security challenges of its own, said Neil MacDonald, Gartner vice president and fellow in cloud computing.

Vidyo completes virtualization of core videoconferencing infrastructure

ORLANDO, Fla.-- Vidyo has completed the virtualization of its core videoconferencing infrastructure with the launch of virtual editions of VidyoGateway and VidyoPortal, the company announced here at the Enterprise Connect conference on Monday. The virtual products provide enterprises with a videoconferencing infrastructure that scales across large, geographically dispersed facilities.

Virtualization firms Citrix, VMware battle in enterprise mobility arena

Leading virtualization firms Citrix and VMware both unveiled enterprise mobility platforms this week to help enterprises securely deal with the influx of personally owned mobile devices into the workplace.

Report: 47% of enterprises have private cloud projects planned for 2013

Close to half of 100 enterprises surveyed by 451 Research said they have internal cloud projects planned for this year, and 451 Research expects enterprises to focus on building private cloud environments that simulate functions provided by public cloud providers such as Amazon.

Gartner: Enterprises should look for highly scalable, automated, elastic cloud product

MIAMI— Enterprises should look for a cloud supplier that provides a product that is highly scalable, automated and elastic, with usage-based billing, Lisa Pierce, managing vice president of the unified communications, network systems and services team at Gartner, advised an audience on Wednesday at the ITExpo show being held here.

Virtualization, SDN to speed up mobile broadband offerings, says Strategy Analytics

Virtualization and software defined networking will speed up mobile broadband service offerings by reducing mobile operator costs, predicted research firm Strategy Analytics.