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( Aug 29, 2014 )
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.
System Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can trigger alerts via email. Here's how to enable them.
System Health features provide critical alerts and warnings for errors in event logs, backup, services not running and more.
Administrators can use health reporting capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to pinpoint missing patches or incomplete backups.
Compare leading third-party private cloud management tools to pick the right one for your environment.
VMware continues its hybrid cloud push with the acquisition of Continuent, a provider of database replication and clustering.
As cloud application deployment numbers continue to rise, enterprise IT's need for cloud-based management tools grows. However, that demand may go unanswered.
Delivering high-demand applications on virtual desktops with good performance takes enough hardware and resources, plus some strategic moves like pre-booting VMs.
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?
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.