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VMware's Duncan Epping talks about the advantages of a virtual storage appliance, how VSAN works when an SSD drive breaks and more.
In virtualization's evolution from servers to the cloud, VMware has several offerings for managing resources in virtual data centers.
The self-service portal used by many cloud platforms could open businesses to potential security risks if files are uploaded before they have been screened and cleared by administrators.
With Windows Server 2003 nearing its end of life, it's time to start preparing to migrate to a new server. Here's how to get started.
Microsoft patched two zero-day vulnerabilities in the year's largest Patch Tuesday update, but it delayed an Exchange update.
System Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can trigger alerts via email. Here's how to enable them.
Google Autoscaling gives IaaS customers better control and more use cases as the public cloud vendor inches toward product parity with the competition.
Microsoft’s slow response to the recent Azure outage left some users wondering if they should entrust critical business data to the cloud environment.
In this Q&A, Docker CEO Ben Golub discusses integration with AWS and future development of the hugely popular container technology.
VMware has long supported RDSH, but not well. In Horizon 6, RDSH can use PCoIP and you can use it to deliver sessions and applications to task workers.
There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.
Per-user SA licensing doesn't make doing VDI or DaaS any easier for SMBs: There's still no SPLA for Windows client OSes, and the licensing changes benefit only large shops.
The Open-IX data center certification aims at resiliency through self-declared certification and an annual renewal process, rather than proprietary oversight.
Old ways of securing physical networks are giving way to logical techniques. The change in traffic to an East-West, data-center-centric, software-defined-network model necessitates a new security plan.
Enterprise IT shops have new choices: Converged systems simplify management and scaling, while commercial off-the-shelf servers tailor resources without vendor lock-in.