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( Aug 29, 2014 )
Virtual SAN is a novel feature in vSphere, but one new cloud services provider was confident enough to build its business around the software-defined storage technology.
Virtualization company VMware continues to plug holes in its software-defined portfolio as it adapts to a more mobile, cloud-centric world. Where should it look next?
VMware's Site Recovery Manager product can protect critical workloads in a disaster, but unless an administrator has fine-tuned SRM for the business, it may not perform as expected when trouble strikes the data center.
Microsoft tries cloud in a box again, only this time with Windows, Azure and servers from Dell.
Organizations may be surprised to find SSD space eaten up by write-back cache. Here's how to prepare for that.
Deploying larger, SSD-based write-back caches might require more than one disk. The benefits can lead to better performance.
Cloud admins can learn just as much from success as they can from failure. Studying what went right in a cloud project ensures the next try goes smoothly.
Google is firmly among the cloud elite, and many enterprises want to follow in its footsteps. Becoming a Google copycat may not be as hard as you think.
Multi-clouds come with complexity, but can offer a more cost-efficient and valuable environment. Will enterprise IT learn to love a multi-cloud approach?
DaaS is a great disaster recovery method, but why would you go to the trouble of setting up DaaS, only to stop short of actually doing it?
Virtual desktop environments aren't immune to viruses and malware, so it's important to have an antivirus tool and strategy in place before your deployment gets infected.
When older PCs were causing management and compliance headaches, Tickets.com turned to NComputing thin clients for an easier experience.
Choose the right data center provider or facility now, and prevent costly errors and inadequate services later.
What goes into your data center chiller might be warmer than expected, as energy use reduction efforts threaten the capacity of CRAHs and other cooling systems.
I have one-acre of real estate located near multiple data centers that cater to the financial community. Can the property, with a 35,000 square foot building, host a data center?