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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
Veeam Continuous Data Protection -- part of Veeam Availability Suite v10 -- uses VAIO filtering to sidestep issues commonly associated with snapshots and reduce RPO and RTO.
RAID 5 and RAID 6 erasure coding, deduplication and compression are similar but distinct concepts that reduce data and maintain storage capacity in virtualized environments.
Rufus -- short for Reliable USB Formatting Utility -- is a free Windows tool that can create a bootable VMware ESXi installer and a custom installation package in mere minutes.
Much of what admins do in Active Directory is not exactly cutting-edge, and they don't want to waste time on mundane tasks. A dash of PowerShell can speed things along.
Are you new to PowerShell? Wondering where to start? This tutorial gives admins the basics on how to branch out from GUI-based management.
Administrators should prioritize yet another vulnerability associated with the SMB protocol that could allow attackers to overtake Windows systems.
Shadow IT can create compliance and security issues, as well as increase cloud costs. Take back control with these best practices for cloud inventory management.
Some doubt IBM will ever catch up to AWS' dominance in the IaaS market. But, given Big Blue's growing emphasis on Bluemix platform services, maybe it doesn't need to.
Cloud computing has put the squeeze on traditional system administrators. IT leaders from Google, Pivotal and Rackspace say those employees can remain relevant through expanded skills.
The cost of VDI may not be as daunting as some IT pros think, thanks in large part to new storage methods and hyper-converged infrastructure.
All future Chromebook releases will support Android apps, which brings concerns regarding their security, management and overall usefulness as thin clients.
The difference between nonpersistent and persistent virtual desktops is more than just three letters. From deployment to storage, IT pros need to know the available options.
While DCIM tools are still a good way to maintain granular details about IT infrastructure, admins should integrate other, purpose-built tools for heavily virtualized environments.
IBM's Strategic Imperatives are slowly morphing the server hardware stalwart into a software and services company. But IBM still needs hardware to complete the transformation.
Enterprises that rent racks inside one of the many data centers that have changed hands in 2017 should carefully evaluate changes to connectivity options, service and prices.