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There are many logs of all sizes in your vSphere infrastructure that are useful for troubleshooting purposes. The key is having the right utility to make sense of all the data.
There are many infrastructure management tools on the market to check the health and speed of your storage, but there's a free tool that can do the job.
VMware is touting its OpenStack offering as a way to ease the deployment and operations in the open-source cloud environment.
Hyper-V underwent a number of changes in the latest iteration of Windows Server to make it a worthy hypervisor contender; take a closer look here.
If your organization is looking to have a private cloud with some of the benefits of a public cloud, Windows Azure Pack is an option that can give you the best of both worlds.
Azure File Service eliminates the need to set up Windows Server virtual machines on the Azure cloud.
Public cloud has plenty of benefits, but it can be difficult to manage. Monitoring tools can ease the burden on cloud admins and keep your cloud under watch.
Controlling mission-critical application costs starts with knowing the expenses. With app resource requirements subject to change, knowing the numbers for monthly expenses can prevent budgeting bugaboos.
'It's not you, it's me' doesn't apply to breakups with cloud providers. Regulations and better opportunities can cause the split, but knowing how to ensure the well-being of mission-critical workloads in a migration is key.
As VMware looks to compete with Citrix for EUC dominance, it's added a partnership with Google and Nvidia for Chromebooks graphics performance, and teamed up with Cortado for Horizon 6 printing.
Nvidia, VMware and Google have teamed up to deliver quality graphics on low-cost Chromebooks. Though the devices' enterprise readiness has been questioned in the past, this collaboration could garner a double take.
VMware is looking to change the VDI equation by combining its CloudVolumes buy and new VM cloning technology into Project Meteor, plus other additions to compete with Citrix in the EUC market.
SLAs do no good collecting dust in an office drawer, nor are penalties effective. Make sure your SLA fits with the business' present and future needs.
Enterprise IT shops can learn a lesson in big data processing from a computing infrastructure that supports Higgs-Boson researchers and crunches numbers from the Big Bang.
Is it better to look for a SaaS version of an app, put it in your own data center on existing equipment, or host it at a cloud provider for a mix of flexible scaling and IT ownership?