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Servers and virtualization, Network virtualization, Virtualized clusters and high-performance computing, Cloud computing architecture, Cloud computing infrastructure, Application virtualization, Using virtual machine appliances, Virtualization how-tos and learning guides, Networking for Server Virtualization
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
( 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.
Admins may experience nostalgia with the latest round of MCSA certs because of previous MCSA certs and the comeback of electives.
Microsoft's most secure server is a sitting duck for attacks on most networks, and the reason why may surprise you.
Most IT admins use System Center to monitor Windows devices, but through scripting and management packs, it can also monitor and triage Linux servers.
Cloud networks require a lot of maintenance and monitoring. However, simply throwing money at the problem is not the answer for poor performance.
Building a good house starts with a solid foundation, and a private cloud network is no different. Having a strong design can ensure its resiliency over the long term.
Overprovisioning cloud services is a huge issue for maintaining high performance. This sprawl needs to be scaled back to keep costs and performance in line.
ThinApp and XenApp are both application virtualization tools. They do basically the same thing, they just come from different vendors.
You can manage profiles with Active Directory or the tools built into your VDI software, but third-party options from AppSense, RES software and Liquidware Labs offer more features and can reduce storage needs.
Citrix bought Virtual, a company that makes an ARM-based hypervisor for mobile app test and dev and boasts a who's who of security experts on its staff. The acquisition seems natural, but what will come out of it remains to be seen.
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.
I want to write a shell script that contains commands for Linux partition creation. Can I automate everything so the user only inputs the partition size and details?
Schneider Electric aims to improve energy efficiency and sustainability. The company's EVP of IT products discusses the future of data centers -- and it's global.