Each month our team of expert editors addresses the changing role of IT by helping savvy
technology professionals navigate both the technical and cultural challenges wrought by
vendor-hype, user-demands, and technology requirements.
VM performance management, Capacity planning, Provisioning and configuration, Monitoring and troubleshooting virtual machines, P2V, V2V and V2P migration
Security management, Server virtualization compliance and governance
VMware virtualization, VMware management tools, VMware conference coverage, Microsoft virtualization, VMware administration and how-tos, Microsoft Hyper-V management, Citrix XenServer, Open source virtualization, Emerging platforms, Vendor selection
Servers and virtualization, Network virtualization, Virtualized clusters and high-performance computing, Cloud computing architecture, Cloud computing infrastructure, Application virtualization, Using virtual machine appliances, Virtualization how-tos and learning guides, Networking for Server Virtualization
Backup and disaster recovery, Virtual server backup and storage
Desktop virtualization, Lab, test and development, Cloud computing and virtualization strategies, Data center consolidation, Backup, disaster recovery and business continuity
Server consolidation and improved resource utilization, Green data center: Reducing power consumption with virtualization, Reducing IT costs with server virtualization, Improving server management with virtualization
Virtualization costs, licensing and support issues, Virtualization security and patch management, Downtime and data loss in virtualized environments, Preventing virtual machine sprawl
VMware has shown its commitment to NSX by integrating it into all of its major releases throughout the past year, including Cloud Foundation, Cross-Cloud Architecture and vSphere.
VMware Access Point relies on authentication, verification and isolation to create a secure gateway through which users can access end-user computing resources.
VMware has rolled out a lot of new features in the latest version of vSphere, including updates to High Availability and DRS, as well as a new version of VVOLs.
Administrators can configure a Windows Server Update Services server -- or several -- to manage and distribute updates from Microsoft.
System Center Orchestrator tackles tedious tasks and can even make autonomous decisions based on conditions set by the Windows administrator.
To combat various Windows Update problems, administrators should consider implementing a WSUS server to regain control over the patching process.
Experts predict that multicloud computing will be a top enterprise trend in 2017, but some cloud users question whether the touted benefits are worth the jump over significant IT management hurdles.
When choosing a platform, enterprises need to focus on features and prices for Azure, Google and AWS. Take a look under the hood before you take it for a spin.
Some IT shops try to force-fit legacy orchestration tools to cloud -- but that can backfire. Instead, evaluate new orchestration tools, especially those built for hybrid models.
The presence of shadow IT is a challenge for VDI shops. Users can circumvent IT with unauthorized applications and cloud-hosted virtual desktops.
Users can access their cloud desktops and applications from any PC through a browser with the new Web Access feature in Amazon WorkSpaces, the company's DaaS platform.
Vendor lock-in sounds like a dark cloud IT shops should avoid. But when it comes to VDI, it's not always the end of the world.
Admins can define vSphere roles to manage user access and control over virtualized platforms. So what are some tips to start that process?
To determine if a series of blade servers is the right call for more condensed compute in your data center, evaluate its benefits compared to hyper-convergence.
Hyper-convergence can increase scalability and pave the way toward software-defined infrastructure. Use these five tips to learn how and to see if the technology is right for you.