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VMware has made two significant updates to vSphere 6. With the next version due out soon, let's take a look at where vSphere 6 stands right now.
Spare yourself the expense of hardware and harness the power of nested virtualization by learning how to test new vSphere 6 features in a VM.
Trying to create an ESXi host for the Ravello cloud? Start by obtaining a free trial Ravello account, and then follow these easy steps.
The Security Configuration Wizard can help organizations secure servers, but admins should be cautious when converting security policies into group policy objects.
After Windows Server Core failed to catch on, Microsoft may convince administrators with its next attempt for a more VM- and cloud-friendly Windows Server deployment.
Patch Tuesday usually relieves sys admins' headaches but the June edition handed out a few, as a patch designed to improve security for Group Policy actually took it away.
Shuttering Dell Cloud Manager, an early piece of Dell's move to trusted advisor in public cloud, underscores that the multicloud market has been more hype than reality -- at least so far.
Not satisfied with the standard instance types from your public cloud provider? Consider customizing your own to cut down on costs and unneeded resources.
Sharing is great, but can do a number on private cloud storage performance. Consider new SSD and networking options to get the speed you need.
IT pros have run into several issues regarding App Volumes 3.0, saying it was rushed to market. And VMware's approach to different versions has only increased confusion.
Network latency problems can make even the simplest tasks impossible on a virtual desktop. IT needs to use performance monitoring to identify the source of latency to fix the problem.
GPU virtualization is traditionally only for virtual desktop users that need to run resource-intensive applications, but more competition among vendors could change that paradigm.
Handing off most of its software business to private equity firms is one more step toward Dell's mega-purchase of EMC, and it gives users both clarity and concerns.
Leaf-spine architectures are becoming more popular as businesses attempt to ease data center traffic flow, reduce latency and minimize bottlenecks.
Before embarking on new data center projects, such as an upgrade or move to the cloud, clearly define all goals and expectations -- and not just for IT.