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VMware makes Office 2013 run in the cloud on an iPad desktop

Suddenly the virtue of native applications doesn't count for much, as apps that think they're running on Windows are made to fit quite nicely on Apple's hardware.

Dropbox plays catch-up with Box for business, collaboration forthcoming

Its first genuine appeal to businesses to please, please let it join the party, is accompanied by a renewed appeal to consumers.

Storage provider Avere: Public cloud storage as fast as NAS

Benchmark tests conducted by Avere and confirmed independently show the speed difference between a data cluster with local storage, and one using Amazon S3, as negligible.

Interop: Xilinx realizes the dream of programmable SDN data planes

Should the data plane element of an SDN be a dumb switch or a smart gate array? This week at Interop, FPGA producer Xilinx makes a strong case for the latter--a case that may fly in the face of OpenFlow's best-laid plans.

After Snowden, walls around the cloud are more fortified

An NTT survey casts light on more evidence of growing nationalist sentiments that could inhibit enterprise cloud deployments even further, including 1 in 6 respondents saying their deployments have stopped cold.

Spotlight: With SDN, certifications have yet to catch up with reality

NetworkWorld's Jim Duffy explores the growing problem of certifying hardware engineers in a trade that's made up of code.

Synergy Research: Equinix, NTT lead the North America, APAC colocation markets

Equinix  has maintained its strong lead in the colocation market, including a dominant presence in both North America and EMEA, while NTT took the top spot in the APAC region in Q4 2013.

Aereo's final Supreme Court plea: Cloud computing could be ruined

The maker of a curiously innovative broadcast retransmission service for the Internet makes its case that a Supreme Court decision in its favor will preserve the legal underpinnings of cloud computing.

Cumulus Linux leaders: OpenFlow SDNs already outmoded

The first wave of SDNs broke data centers free from single-vendor "blobs," concede the architects of MidoNet, but they left a new problem in their wake: an architectural fork between control and forwarding that's hard to bridge.

Kore COO: Not enough incentive exists for an 'Internet of Things' economy

One of the world's principal experts on machine-to-machine systems reasons that as machines communicate more efficiently, the incentive for someone to handle their transactions may actually go down.