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October 03, 2013
Efficient virtualization management is often a struggle, but new data center mapping technology could be the innovative solution admins need.
March 08, 2013
New automation tools from Puppet aim to introduce VMware admins to the world of DevOps, but programming knowledge remains a barrier for some IT pros.
October 30, 2012
As new virtual storage techniques and hypervisors with improved storage capabilities hit the market, reaction among admins has been mixed.
August 20, 2012
For time-crunched server virtualization admins, desktop hypervisors offer an ideal environment for troubleshooting, configuring and distributing VMs.
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