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VMware didn't blow the roof off at VMworld 2016 US, but announcements such as Cross-Cloud Services and updates to vSphere Integrated Containers had attendees talking.
Cross-Cloud Architecture, VMware's latest attempt at a comprehensive multicloud offering, is largely focused on VMs, which could cause problems going forward.
VMware may have been on the cutting edge of virtualization for the past ten years, but the company's recent ventures leave some software developers less than impressed.
Improvements to Microsoft's Azure Stack hybrid cloud platform are coming slower than anticipated, but IT shops still hope to get their hands on it sooner rather than later.
Microsoft dedicated its opening keynote to the benefits of Azure, but IT pros say the company's on-ramp to the cloud still needs some work.
Microsoft offers a refactored Windows Server 2016 option called Nano Server that fills the need for speed in today's data centers. Here's how it works.
Figuring out the OpenStack release or version running in your organization isn't as easy as it sounds. What are some quick tips to find that information?
Services like Azure Site Recovery can simplify the cloud backup and disaster recovery process, but smaller IT shops may want to opt for a SaaS-based alternative instead.
Public cloud adoption may be growing in the enterprise, but the experiences of two IT shops show that legacy apps and infrastructure aren't simply taking a back seat.
Workspot's VDI 2.0 platform puts it squarely in the desktop virtualization market game. The company has come a long way since its early days.
User environment management is a key part of controlling users' virtual desktop profiles and settings. To catch up with the likes of VMware and LANDesk, Citrix made its own UEM acquisition this month.
Windows desktop management is getting a facelift. Powered by new unified endpoint management tools, IT can manage mobile devices and physical and virtual desktops with a single platform.
Moving servers off premises to a colocation facility can be a daunting task. Use these best practices to minimize downtime to ensure a seamless transition.
Virtual machines can now run on the edge, near the things at the center of the internet of things, making use of multiple applications outside the data center.
Learn how to use Btrfs snapshots with Linux utilities, such as Snapper and GRUB2, to revert back to previous states in the event of a configuration mishap.