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Using virtual machine appliances News
November 28, 2011
SMBs should read the fine print before deploying VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance, according to some who have kicked the tires on the product.
August 23, 2011
Evaluating software often involves lengthy, complicated POC deployments. But virtual appliances can make the process faster and more effective.
July 20, 2011
After a security breach in 2008, New Mexico’s Human Services Department turned to tools from Juniper and HyTrust to harden its virtual server environment.
May 31, 2011
From managing backup copies to server-side SSD caching, users say emerging I/O redirection and optimization tools are key to managing storage in virtual infrastructures.
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A virtual machine (VM) is a software computer that, like a physical computer, runs an operating system and applications. Continue Reading
Using benchmarks gives the user a head start in troubleshooting if VM performance begins to falter. But how can benchmarking help with resources, hardware decisions and virtual workloads? Continue Reading
Even if your virtual machine won't power on, libguestfs has tools that can access the VM files to modify and even rescue them. Continue Reading
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VMs, whether created by Type 1 or Type 2 hypervisors, offer many benefits in a virtualization project. Potential disadvantages include performance and resource consumption. Continue Reading
How can storage administrators decide if a virtual machine-aware appliance can cure their virtual server storage headache? This guide walks users through the basics. Continue Reading
Managing and maintaining the virtualization of servers received a boost with a practical and easy implementation of Windows Azure Pack. Continue Reading
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The Virtual Machine Connection tool lets users copy files and redirect local resources to a VM without a network connection. Continue Reading
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The scalable storage promised by VSAs has piqued interest in IT pros, and more vendors have joined the market. But is the storage worth the sacrifice? Continue Reading
Virtual appliances, or VAPs, are virtual machine templates that bundle OSes and applications. They can reduce software deployment time and offer several new capabilities as well. Continue Reading
VMsafe-aware virtual appliances can subject a virtualization environment to security risks, but smart administration can help you avoid a breach. Continue Reading