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  • Twitter Roundup: Interop Las Vegas 2014

    With Interop Las Vegas 2014 bringing in top tech companies and professionals, here's a look at the Twitter chatter from the attendees.

  • Is a private cloud with Windows Azure Pack your next best move?

    Managing and maintaining the virtualization of servers received a boost with a practical and easy implementation of Windows Azure Pack.

  • Do the benefits of hybrid cloud computing live up to the hype?

    With all of the hype, it’s important to weigh caveats and benefits of hybrid cloud to determine if it’s the right fit for your company.

  • Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager

    Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager is a cloud-based service that automates the backup and recovery of Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).

  • VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC)

    VMware vCloud Automation Center is VMware's unified cloud management software product that is capable of managing multiple hypervisors, physical infrastructure and public cloud services.

  • Five tips to heed when moving from virtualization to cloud computing

    Moving from virtualization to cloud computing seems like the next logical step, but it isn't easy. If you're ready, these five tips can help.

  • Refresh your approach to private cloud capacity planning

    Traditional approaches to capacity planning won't work when it comes to private clouds. Third-party tools can help ease the pain.

  • How to control private cloud costs

    Many IT shops need to manage their virtual environments on a tight budget, and increasing pressure to provide private cloud capabilities in the enterprise presents a new financial challenge. Faced with the prohibitive licensing and software costs involved in a private cloud deployment, how can companies modernize their data centers within their budget? Using multiple hypervisors, making smart decisions about private cloud software and considering open source cloud tools are all helpful strategies. And to keep private cloud costs from getting out of control in the future, it’s also important to develop and enforce resource usage policies.

  • What enterprise IT departments can learn from cloud companies

    The success of cloud companies hinges on their ability to create an efficient infrastructure, and enterprise IT can learn from this approach.

  • Choosing virtualization management tools for the cloud

    The right virtual management tools can make all the difference in moving to a cloud environment. Products from major virtualization vendors and from third parties offer assistance with automation, self-service, security, monitoring, reporting, backups and more. In this chapter, we learn about the latest virtual management tools, with details on which built-in capabilities major virtualization vendors provide, how tools integrate with different environments and with each other, and licensing and cost considerations.

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  • Pinpointing application performance problems in a virtual data center

    Hardware performance is relatively easy to monitor, but acceptable hardware metrics do not always translate to smooth application performance in a virtual environment.

  • Virtualize enterprise applications with less peril, more payoff

    The benefits of server virtualization have been widely accepted, but companies may still have reservations about virtualizing applications that support critical business functions, for fear of lowered performance and issues with support and licensing. But the truth is, as long as IT makes educated decisions and is prepared for potential snags, companies can gain the flexibility and lowered operational costs of virtualization for their apps with very little risk. With this handbook, readers learn how to decide if this approach makes sense for their company’s mission-critical applications. Other topics covered include how to migrate apps, how to properly allocate resources, and how to monitor and maintain performance once the transition has been made.

  • Breaking down barriers to virtualizing mission-critical applications

    If a software-defined data center is in your future, you can't be afraid to virtualize mission-critical applications.

  • Setting up VMs to fail: When a disposable VM makes financial sense

    The idea of a disposable VM may not be popular with IT pros, but some prominent companies are saving a lot of money by designing for failure.

  • Server virtualization benefits for mission-critical workloads

    The server virtualization benefits that have transformed data centers also extend to mission-critical applications.

  • What to consider before virtualizing mission-critical applications

    If they're not broken, why fix mission-critical applications by virtualizing? The same reasons you virtualize other apps: Efficiency and flexibility.

  • Virtualizing mission-critical applications

    The benefits of server virtualization have been widely accepted, but companies may still have reservations about virtualizing applications that support critical business functions, for fear of lowered performance and issues with support and licensing. But the truth is, as long as IT makes educated decisions and is prepared for potential snags, companies can gain the flexibility and lowered operational costs of virtualization for their apps with very little risk. With this handbook, readers learn how to decide if this approach makes sense for their company’s mission-critical applications. Other topics covered include how to migrate apps, how to properly allocate resources, and how to monitor and maintain performance once the transition has been made.

  • Best practices for virtualizing Exchange 2010 on vSphere

    Observing best practices and watching for common oversights will go a long way when virtualizing Exchange 2010 on VMware vSphere.

  • Two potential obstacles when virtualizing Exchange Server

    Interested in virtualizing Exchange Server? Two roadblocks may stand in your way. Our expert explains both, as well as their causes.

  • Managing change in dynamic virtual environments

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