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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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The advantages of virtualizing server workloads may be firmly established, but proper planning, provisioning and performance monitoring remain critical to effective server virtualization management. This three-part guide provides expert guidance on ... Continue Reading
Incorrectly sizing a VM can lead to poor performance or wasted resources. Implementing a formal VM provisioning process and taking these five rules can help mitigate the risks. Continue Reading
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Memory technologies add flexibility, but aren’t appropriate for every workload in the data center. Find out which configurations are worth using. Continue Reading
Hyper-V networking changes can benefit workload performance, but only when they're applied in a careful and systematic manner. Continue Reading
VMware launched VSAN GA with the vSphere 5.5 Update 1, but there are important requirements to know before you make the switch. Continue Reading