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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 positioned itself as the management layer of data center integration by announcing new partnerships with major internet of things product providers at VMworld 2016.
Since version 8, VMware Workstation -- now in version 12 -- has allowed administrators to quickly and easily grant access and share virtual machines with other users.
Opting to use the VMware vSphere Distributed Switch can add flexibility and security to your virtual infrastructure. See if vDS is right for you with these tips.
Microsoft offers a refactored Windows Server 2016 option called Nano Server that fills the need for speed in today's data centers. Here's how it works.
It's a challenge to limit downtime and speed up deployments in the data center. Configuration management tools can help IT maintain control.
Regular Windows Server vulnerability scans can close any gaps in IT's security perimeter, when paired with a regimented patching process
IT pros face a variety of options when it comes to managing OpenStack -- and those options vary, depending on whether they take a DIY or vendor-supported approach.
Oracle turns to bare metal and containers to craft an IaaS platform that's friendlier for enterprise scale-out, but is it compelling enough versus entrenched public cloud rivals?
Initially, organizations adopted multicloud as part of their risk mitigation strategy. But today, it's about portability, flexibility and so much more.
User environment management is a key part of controlling users' virtual desktop profiles and settings. To catch up with the likes of VMware and LANDesk, Citrix made its own UEM acquisition this month.
Windows desktop management is getting a facelift. Powered by new unified endpoint management tools, IT can manage mobile devices and physical and virtual desktops with a single platform.
Many organizations that support mobile users are adopting EMM tools. EMM can also help manage smartphones and tablets that access virtual desktops.
Learn how to use Btrfs snapshots with Linux utilities, such as Snapper and GRUB2, to revert back to previous states in the event of a configuration mishap.
In any multi-tenant IT environment, noisy neighbors can be an issue. Here's a closer look at how the challenges differ in the public cloud versus colocation.
Stand-alone servers are getting fazed out of data centers in favor of converged and hyper-converged systems. But not all legacy IT infrastructure is on its way out the door.