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SearchServerVirtualization.com has announced the winners of its 2009 Products of the Year awards in six categories: platforms, management, backup and storage, hardware, security and desktop virtualization.
Using the fault tolerance feature in vSphere keeps critical workloads running without interruption, but an administrator needs to be sure the hardware and network are fine-tuned for optimal performance.
While vSphere administrators will want to be sure their storage array supports VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration, there are some restrictions to keep in mind when setting up storage acceleration.
DaaS providers tout hosted desktops as more efficient and secure than traditional VDI, but cloud security concerns persist. Companies looking to do DaaS have to trust their provider's staff and back-end security measures without first-hand insight.