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( Aug 29, 2014 )
VMware's network virtualization product promises both flexibility and security in one of the few areas where innovation has lagged in the data center.
VMware announced several new products and also realigned existing offerings with new names to shake things up at VMworld 2014.
There has been some debate whether to keep vCenter on a host or to run it virtualized. Our expert answers some common questions to make the case for virtualization.
Microsoft is gearing up for another Windows Server release, with new features for Hyper-V and identity management. NAP is left behind.
While Windows already comes preinstalled with a number of CA certificates, here's what to do if you need to install it.
Admins looking to improve traffic efficiency have some new options to consider in the latest iteration of Windows Server.
Rackspace went a step further than Amazon with its Xen reboot, taking down its entire public cloud region by region to address the bug.
From keeping up with the cloud's evolution to quelling security concerns, cloud admins have their work cut out for them -- but if you can master these skills, you'll be a desirable candidate for the job.
Enterprise cloud computing has reached the tipping point where shared expertise will simplify deployment models, according to the Open Data Center Alliance.
Your VDI implementation can get costly -- fast. With servers, licenses, storage and tools to buy, the Capex for VDI can skyrocket, but remember that over the long term, Opex is less with VDI than with traditional PCs.
DaaS downtime can cost you a lot of time, productivity and money, but it only costs your provider a couple of cents. DaaS monitoring tools don’t exist yet because they would cost you more than you make back from an outage.
ThinApp and XenApp are both application virtualization tools. They do basically the same thing, they just come from different vendors.
Application development tools optimize code only so much. For the most efficient code on intense apps, a COBOL compiler is still the go-to tool.
Carrie Higbie, networking expert, brings her long-term data center experience and sense of fun to SearchDataCenter's advisory board.
In the old days, all data was created -- and protected -- equally. In today's data center, ever-changing rosters of VMs and LUNs call for a new data backup arsenal.