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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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A hyper-converged network is a network that combines compute and storage network resources into a single preconfigured stack, server or brick with heavy use of virtualization. Typically, a hyper-converged network is built on server hardware that ... Continue Reading
VMQ (Virtual Machine Queue) is a type of hardware packet filtering that delivers packet data from an outside virtual machine network directly to a virtualized host operating system. Continue Reading
Visualization and scientific computing tasks are driving the addition of graphics coprocessors on virtualized servers. Continue Reading
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Lights-out management platforms can help with administrative tasks, but don't work with all hardware. Continue Reading
There are no technical reasons to choose a particular brand for your server hardware, but consider the risks before you buy a white box server. Continue Reading
Flash storage improves IOPS and application performance, but it can also reduce power consumption. Continue Reading
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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
Build your knowledge of hyperconvergence, a consolidation trend that bundles together key infrastructure components. Continue Reading
Looking at uptime from a business perspective is the only way to determine how many 'nines' are enough. Continue Reading
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When it’s time to buy a new server, make sure you're getting the CPU and memory you need to maximize consolidation. Continue Reading
Converged infrastructure pods are a good option for virtualization, but administrators must decide whether simplicity is worth a clustering headache. Continue Reading
Network virtualization software like VMware's NSX differs from virtualization technologies like software-defined networking regarding traffic direction. Continue Reading