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( Oct 26, 2010 )
VMware plans to introduce more storage-related APIs to the ESXi hypervisor, opening it up to more data services.
The NSX network virtualization platform signifies a shift in how networks can be managed, provisioned and protected by using software rather than relying on hardware to add services.
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.
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.
It's important to design a strong private cloud network, but that doesn't promise high performance. How can cloud admins maintain high QoS?
The cloud computing world is constantly evolving, and customers must try to keep up. Old platforms are becoming dinosaurs, while agile and DevOps spark a fire.
The key to strong private cloud performance is to evaluate the network for current and future needs. How should admins prep for high-demand workloads and failover?
So, you think you know your VMware products, but what about the new tools? Or the old products with new names? See if you have what it takes to crush this quiz.
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.
Where data center manager monsters creep lies the scariest, ugliest, darkest sight you've ever seen. Follow the stairs through our haunted data center -- if you dare.
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.