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Server consolidation and improved resource utilization, Green data center: Reducing power consumption with virtualization, Reducing IT costs with server virtualization, Improving server management with virtualization
What is an OVA file and how does it compare to an Open Virtualization Format package?
Using vApps adds powerful features to an administrator's arsenal, such as determining a VM startup and shutdown order.
Vendors can reduce potential issues by packaging VMs into a virtual appliance for customers. Here's how to create and modify the resulting OVF file.
When it comes to the vital task of disk optimization, proper use of RAID and awareness of workloads can make the difference.
Microsoft will continue to blare its Azure cloud next week with several cloud storage announcements. Will users listen this time?
In July's Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued critical fixes for Internet Explorer and a lesser-known Windows program.
Docker has acquired London-based Orchard Laboratories as the much-hyped startup sets its sights on the enterprise market with improved orchestration of complex applications. The company says it has an 'aggressive roadmap' for future growth.
IBM's heavy investment in SoftLayer over the first 12 months got the attention of many IT shops. But some say IBM needs to deliver more before they can commit.
Applications are getting complicated and finding the best tools is tough. Cloud orchestration and DevOps can help, but they aren't quite the same thing.
VMware Horizon 6 includes remote app publishing similar to XenApp, and the company launched an incentive program to seduce Citrix shops over to its side. The grass may not be greener in Palo Alto, however.
Citrix's new desktop CTO has brought the focus back to the company's tried and true XenApp platform, and has concerns about loose data security practices in the cloud and within organizations, where Snowden-like breaches can occur.
Are the VDI capabilities in Google Chromebooks enough to combat low power and limited VPN options? IT admins weigh in on this low-cost alternative for enterprise deployment.
Security isn't easy to quantify, like PUE or server utilization. But it is possible to apply metrics to improve data center gateway safety.
Do you know where that Unix server's documentation is? How much the spare parts will cost? How to automate service delegation? The clock's ticking.
SSH connection inconveniences can make remote server management a pain. Here's what do when your SSH server frequently disconnects.