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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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Users had high hopes when VMware announced their new hyper-converged infrastructure offering, EVO:RAIL. But questions still linger about its hardware partners. Continue Reading
Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) is a technology designed to reduce the overhead in a hypervisor CPU while easing the management of a hypervisor's memory and is often found with Hyper-V. Continue Reading
Second-level address translation (SLAT) is a hardware virtualization technology that reduces hypervisor overhead. To do so, SLAT addresses the inefficiencies associated with looking up virtualized memory addresses in software shadow volumes. 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
Visualization and scientific computing tasks are driving the addition of graphics coprocessors on virtualized servers. Continue Reading
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There is no one-size-fits-all approach to designing a virtual server farm, but there are some simple formulas to help you build a scalable and reliable infrastructure. Continue Reading
Lower-cost PCIe and solid-state drives are making local flash storage a viable option for improving virtual machine performance. Continue Reading
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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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
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
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