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( Aug 29, 2014 )
VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration functionality enables storage devices that support VAII to reduce traffic on the network and reduce some work on the server to speed up input/output tasks.
VMware packages Log Insight with vCenter Operations Manager for administrators who need assistance with troubleshooting their automated environments.
Deciding on the best way to present storage to a VM depends on a variety of factors and typically involves at least three types of administrators in the data center.
Continuing its commitment to not lock users into Windows-only products, Microsoft will build support for Docker containers into Windows Server next year.
With Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, upgrading is more complicated than just rolling in the next shiny new server from Redmond.
Microsoft returned to a higher number of patches in its October update, with fixes for three critical issues.
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The number of organizations moving data and applications to the cloud is rising, but so is the number of cloud failures. Here are the three leading causes of cloud death.
When it comes to cloud computing, there are no guarantees. Some cloud projects are destined to fail, but what matters is what you do to fix them.
When virtual desktops don't work well, it makes for unhappy employees and IT pros. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to optimize VDI performance, such as allocating enough hardware and using some flash in your storage system.
Most companies don't need to publish full Windows desktops anymore -- users mostly just need their applications. That means there's no reason to discount RDSH in favor of VDI.
Windows 10 is still in Tech Preview, and the reviews so far are pretty good. But whether Microsoft will sort out the difficulties around licensing for virtual desktops in the new OS remains to be seen.
Getting operations and development on the same page is a daily struggle. Choose the right DevOps tools, and you'll have Dev and Ops dancing at the company party.
Open IX's stringent standards keep workloads safe from natural and human disasters, but what's missing is a business climate that demands such rigor for outsourced workloads.
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