Server hardware and virtualization News
April 03, 2015
VMware users are showing interest in EVO:RAIL, but competitive offerings and more complex decision making slows the purchasing process down.
December 09, 2013
HP hopes its new converged systems can claim a bigger slice of the big data and virtualization pies, but will users already committed to cloud respond?
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.
June 12, 2012
IT silos are relics from days of managing physical infrastructures. Smart IT shops will tear down these barriers to improve data center efficiency.
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VDI has specific hardware needs that servers hosting other virtualized workloads may not meet. Continue Reading
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Hyper-converged products have shown their value and the vendor competition is just starting to heat up. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking and storage are enabling organizations to segregate workloads while also enabling agility and rapid scaling. Continue Reading
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Valuable Features: Probably the Cisco Integrated Management Controller. • Improvements to My Organization: Remote access to the server is...Continue Reading
Ahead of other vendors. Minor improvements are needed for registration of licenses and access to updated drivers.Powered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: iLO (Remote Management) is probably the best in the market, their RAID Cards (SmartArray) are also very good. •...Continue Reading
I have found that the HP Proliant series servers have lived up to their moniker, in that they have always been reliable.Powered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: * High Performance * High Reliability * "Insight Management" of the hardware * Compatibility with all of the major...Continue Reading
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Local storage helps address virtualization-related IO performance problems but raises potential security concerns, especially for cloud environments. Continue Reading
There are many factors to consider when configuring a storage LUN to ensure it provides your VMs with the best possible performance. Continue Reading
A simple N+1 approach to data center resiliency may not be the best choice for maintaining availability and reducing hardware waste. Continue Reading
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Swap files enable features like memory overcommit, but they can also waste space on expensive solid-state drives. Find out how to reclaim some of that space without putting your systems at risk. Continue Reading
Lower-cost PCIe and solid-state drives are making local flash storage a viable option for improving virtual machine performance. Continue Reading
VMware isn't the right fit for everyone, so what's the next step? There are options, like cloud, if you want to move away from VMware. Continue Reading