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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
VMware's NSX network virtualization product offers advanced security measures the company is calling micro-segmentation to extend protection of the data center all the way down to the hypervisor kernel. Will it replace VMware vCloud Networking & Security over time?
VMware's Duncan Epping talks about the advantages of a virtual storage appliance, how VSAN works when an SSD drive breaks and more.
In virtualization's evolution from servers to the cloud, VMware has several offerings for managing resources in virtual data centers.
Making the necessary preparations before beginning an upgrade can help avoid problems during the process. Here's what to do before moving to Windows Server 2012 R2.
When choosing the number of licenses needed for an upgrade to Windows Server, consider which edition best fits your enterprise's infrastructure and budget.
Windows Server 2012 R2 has a few hardware and software limitations, including issues with 4K native drives and the inability to upgrade from one language to another.
Amazon's place among cloud giants was re-affirmed at AWS re:Invent with new product releases and more. Here's a look at some big news from the show.
Public and private cloud models don't work for every enterprise. But those enterprises can choose a managed cloud for its many support levels and services.
In theory, OpenStack is a popular open source cloud platform. But to reach its full potential and production use, it needs to clear several hurdles.
IBM customers will have a new way to deliver desktops and make sense of mobile analytics, but questions about its appeal remain.
Recent Windows licensing changes don't make it any easier for small shops to do DaaS because there's still no SPLA for the desktop OS and multi-tenancy is a no-no.
You can't really make the cloud more secure, but you can take some steps to make hosting desktops and applications in the cloud a little less scary, such as picking the right provider and crafting a favorable SLA.
Dogs and cats, Edison and Tesla, oil and water, IT and facilities. Some great entities are destined to butt heads. Is it ever possible to unite them?
If you're wondering whether to use a software- or hardware-based network vulnerability scanner, take a look at your budget and network deployment.
We built a data center several years ago and are refreshing the IT equipment in it. Should I worry about how big and heavy my new cabinets will be for the existing structure?