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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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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
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