Server consolidation and improved resource utilization News
April 04, 2014
With Interop Las Vegas 2014 bringing in top tech companies and professionals, here's a look at the Twitter chatter from the attendees.
July 31, 2012
New data center technology that disrupts the status quo can be unsettling. But embracing change makes yourself more marketable and can improve efficiency.
April 19, 2012
New Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 features will streamline virtualization tasks and make things easier on IT pros. Here are the ones you should get excited for.
November 03, 2011
Interest in Cisco UCS is at an all time high among virtualization users.
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As a consolidation tool, blades seem like a logical choice for virtualization, but availability concerns mean the decision isn't cut and dry. Continue Reading
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