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Reconsider your data center update

Before you rush to replace servers with more of the same, consider your organization's long-term goals and whether a move to the cloud might be the better option.


Perform Hyper-V checkpoint tasks with PowerShell

With just a PowerShell cmdlet or two, you can create Hyper-V checkpoints, get a list of all existing checkpoints for a VM or revert a VM to a specific checkpoint.


Applications good for container-based deployment

Cleanly divided and straightforward applications are good candidates for a container-based deployment, whereas complex applications pose more challenges.


Don't count out open source Xen just yet

Under guidance of the Linux Foundation, the Xen project lives on as the hypervisor supporting major cloud providers and enterprises.

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