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Administrators in a vSphere environment can improve workload performance using SSDs, but knowing your workload needs can prevent spending more than you should.
The imminent arrival of vSphere 6 will bring several new features, some that have been in development for quite some time.
For a company that wants to open up the lines of communication in its NSX virtual network, using the NSX Edge gateway service will provide access to isolated networks.
Documenting configuration data and performing a complete backup of the RDS source server is crucial for avoiding issues. Do you know the requirements?
As Windows RDS becomes more important for troubleshooting remote systems, admins need to get a handle on prerequisites before an upgrade.
As of the next version of Windows Server, MultiPoint Server is now a role within Windows Server instead of a standalone product.
Private Docker repositories are available through the Google Container Registry -- a move to help secure and deploy private container images.
Building in AWS offered one company efficiency and ease of deployment, but moving back in-house on OpenStack will give them control and agility.
U.S. federal agencies have been slow to adopt cloud due to security concerns, budget constraints and other factors. But that might change soon.
Having a DR plan in place is important, especially if you host virtual desktops. But how should you plan for VDI disaster recovery? Consider Hyper-V, Windows To Go, storage replication and offline virtual desktops.
In addition to letting 900 employees go, some Citrix products will be eliminated as part of a re-organization, with VDI-in-a-Box the first to go.
VMware is in talks to acquire Immidio to fill the gaps within its user management and App Volumes tech and draw interest from XenApp customers.
You don't have to be a psychic to forecast the year ahead in data center technologies. See how 2014 panned out for data center pros.
Using an economizer in your data center could improve operations. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the technology and how it cools a hot data center.
To use Chef in the data center, you'll find your administrator mind-set gradually opening up to the developer way of thinking. These tips and resources will accelerate the process.