Issue OverviewVirtual Data Center - December 2010, Vol. 29
As virtualization becomes widespread, storage demands have escalated, driving up costs while raising concerns about performance. The good news is that technologies and practices are available today that can help organizations reduce storage use and overcome management hassles. Stephen J. Bigelow offers tips on how to trim storage needs in virtual data centers. Access >>>
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Reducing virtualization storage requirements with thin provisioning
by Stephen J. Bigelow, WinIT
Storage requirements can make virtualization storage management tricky, but thin provisioning provides a flexible way to allocate storage space.
Safer failover testing procedures for the data center
by Brien Posey
Haphazard failover testing can be dangerous, but you can minimize the potential risk of data loss or corruption by following a few straightforward procedures.
- Reducing virtualization storage requirements with thin provisioning by Stephen J. Bigelow, WinIT
Five open source tools for building and managing clouds
by Bill Claybrook
Cloud computing is poised to reap the benefits of open source tools. Our expert describes five tools, including KVM, Eucalyptus and Deltacloud, to keep an eye on.
- Five open source tools for building and managing clouds by Bill Claybrook
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