Server hardware and virtualization News
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.
May 30, 2012
Over time, certain IT trends emerge. And if you look closely, you’ll find that major advances in software usually follow hardware innovation.
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How many virtual CPUs can you allocate to a VM, and how does this limit the number of VMs on a server? Continue Reading
The huge performance improvements that all-flash arrays offer are changing the way we think about storage in a virtualized data center. Continue Reading
Members of the VMware EVO:RAIL partners list are starting to roll out their appliances for the hyper-converged infrastructure offering. Here's five links to help you learn all about them. Continue Reading
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Is it bad to assign more virtual CPUs to a VM than absolutely needed? Shouldn't another vCPU lead to better performance? Continue Reading
A hyperconverged infrastructure has some obvious advantages for virtual data centers, but it may not be a fit for every business. Continue Reading
Picking the right CPU for virtualization can depend on the situation. These tips can help guide you to making the right choice. 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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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
Once you know how many servers your infrastructure will need, the next challenge is sizing those host servers to meet VM and application needs. 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