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
Delegates will give their unbiased opinions about a product, which could be a huge boost for a vendor or a bad sign.
Something as small as a flash drive can be a danger to your virtual machines and the data inside them. Make sure to keep your info secure.
A new version of vSphere wasn't announced at VMworld, but the new technologies that were left users excited for the future
Administrators should have a regular backup schedule and be sure to remove outdated backups to avoid storage issues.
I need to restore Active Directory to a different hardware platform. Which backup method should I use to avoid problems?
Although Windows Server has a built-in backup tool, third-party tools offer useful capabilities, such as reporting and alerting features, to help admins back up Active Directory.
Rackspace's Fanatical Support for Amazon's cloud gives customers AWS managed services for less than the cost of AWS Enterprise Support.
Given their knowledge of an organization's new and legacy apps, DevOps teams can streamline an application's move to the cloud.
Vertical-specific cloud services are going further down the stack as companies such as GE try to get in the door with the Industrial Internet.
The next Citrix CEO is anyone's guess, but Citrix users and industry watchers alike repeatedly mention these three IT industry executives.
Prove how well you know hyper-converged infrastructure with our quiz on vendor offerings, hardware upgrades, the contents of an HCI stack and more.
VMworld may have been a letdown in terms of desktop virtualization news, but VMware did announce Horizon 6.2 and update its EVO:RACK plans, which should interest large VDI shops.
IBM Watson continues to push the envelope for what can be done with technology and some fear the cognitive computing system will push IT pros out of a job.
Legacy data centers with proprietary code and outdated business practices are familiar, labyrinthine and difficult to leave behind.
Cable management typically requires cumbersome manual approaches. As the pace of data center operations accelerates, automation must infiltrate the cable infrastructure.