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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's log analytics product, vRealize Log Insight, has been around for a few years, and it does its job well. However, there's always room for improvement.
VMware has jettisoned the thick client in favor of the thin client with the HTML5 Web Client, removing Flash-related vulnerabilities and adding functionality.
With data volumes increasing at an alarming rate and IT budgets stagnating, many vendors are turning to artificial intelligence to meet demands and ease technicians' workloads.
Microsoft OMS features 'solution packs' that track resource usage, which can help administrators plan for future capacity needs.
For organizations that are pushing more workloads into the cloud, building an Azure Automation runbook is one way to help maintain control on the cloud environment.
Newer versions of Windows Server use an .admx template that has changed from a proprietary format to give administrators more flexibility with user and computer management.
Hybrid cloud adoption is growing, but there's still confusion in the market about what it takes to truly go "hybrid." It's time to separate the hype from the facts.
The last of the Google database services still in testing are now generally available, as the cloud provider looks to flesh out its big data tools and meet enterprise demands.
While enterprises want to be prepared in the cloud, they shouldn't have to pay for unused resources. Use these tips to right-size your cloud instances and avoid overprovisioning.
HCI deployments are good for VDI, but finding the right vendor is tough. Nutanix, Cisco, SimpliVity and others offer strong options for VDI shops.
Desktop virtualization has become more affordable, but its price is still a top concern. IT can achieve VDI cost savings by choosing the right hardware and software.
Businesses are moving away from full virtual desktops to delivering individual apps from the cloud. The latest indication of this trend is the new XenApp express service from Citrix and Microsoft.
Administrators are pursuing software-defined data centers to take their IT strategy to new heights. But before getting started, learn these 10 essential terms.
OpenStack has turned to Docker containers to help simplify its lifecycle management, as it also works to find ways to run containers itself.
Software-defined storage presents data center managers with new options, but they aren't free from challenges, particularly around hardware limitations and budgeting cycles.