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Server consolidation and improved resource utilization, Green data center: Reducing power consumption with virtualization, Reducing IT costs with server virtualization, Improving server management with virtualization
Using vApps adds powerful features to an administrator's arsenal, such as determining a VM startup and shutdown order.
Vendors can reduce potential issues by packaging VMs into a virtual appliance for customers. Here's how to create and modify the resulting OVF file.
Here's how VMware's vCSA differs from its Windows-based counterpart -- and why it's the wave of the future.
When it comes to the vital task of disk optimization, proper use of RAID and awareness of workloads can make the difference.
Microsoft will continue to blare its Azure cloud next week with several cloud storage announcements. Will users listen this time?
In July's Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued critical fixes for Internet Explorer and a lesser-known Windows program.
Despite Rackspace's uncertain future, its cloud continues to be a force in the market, from its OpenStack initiative down to its managed cloud support.
The first rule about building highly available cloud apps is: You do not think of apps; you think of services. But that's only the first rule.
Every company seeks the magical five nines -- or 99.999% availability. If major providers can't promise it, how can you get it?
Automating VDI image creation shrinks the margin of error, combats performance problems and eases image management. At a BriForum 2014 session this week, attendees learned how to automate golden images with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.
Sometimes the user profile management utilities that are built into your vendors' VDI product are enough. But if you have more advanced needs than allowing workers to personalize their desktops, you might need third-party tools.
Desktop and server virtualization are different beasts, and not knowing the difference can put your VDI deployment in hot water.
Do you know where that Unix server's documentation is? How much the spare parts will cost? How to automate service delegation? The clock's ticking.
SSH connection inconveniences can make remote server management a pain. Here's what do when your SSH server frequently disconnects.
Even the best data center design drifts from its opening day to the present. Uptime shares its recommendations to map cooling power to today's IT load.