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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
It's generally considered good practice to run the most up-to-date versions of software, but there are a number of things admins should keep in mind when upgrading.
Monitoring and managing network traffic through vSphere Distributed Switches is easy, thanks to the traffic shaping and network I/O control capabilities.
The SaltStack management tool allows admins to create a consistent management system for multiple operating systems, including VMware vSphere environments.
A bad Microsoft patch is not an uncommon event, but without the resources to test it adequately, what's an overworked IT staff supposed to do?
Our organization uses System Center and its components for management, but we want to reduce the number of tools we use. Can Microsoft Operations Management Suite help us?
Lost in the containers buzz are several key improvements to Active Directory to make identity and access administration easier.
Battling for its life against bigger cloud players, CenturyLink is repositioning to appeal to IT shops trying to manage a growing number of public and private cloud resources.
Your cloud storage could be costing you more than it should. Follow these five steps to identify and eliminate any unnecessary cloud storage fees.
Cloud bursting gives you the capacity you need during peak times, but won't work unless you properly manage private and public cloud data. Duplication and other strategies can help.
Citrix GoTo will merge with remote desktop vendor LogMeIn, so Citrix can devote more resources to its core application delivery, networking and mobility products.
Deciding whether to deploy full virtual desktops or just a few virtual applications -- or a combination of the two -- comes down to issues of compatibility and end-user productivity.
Picking the right endpoint for a VDI deployment is important. Organizations can turn to Google Chromebox devices to save money and simplify management.
Whether you use mainframes or the cloud, data center capacity planning remains critical to ensure you have the IT resources you need down the road.
The density and flexibility offered by blade servers make them increasingly popular for IT pros inside an enterprise data center.
While the KVM functionality in Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help admins manage VMs on a few servers, larger deployments may call for RHEV and OpenStack.