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( Aug 29, 2014 )
( Aug 29, 2014 )
VMware claims vCloud Air has an advantage over competitor public-cloud providers by giving administrators a familiar vSphere framework for bouncing workloads to the cloud and back again.
Picking a design is one of the first decisions you have to make when deploying VMware vSphere. It might seem like an easy task, but overcomplicating your design could lead to difficulties.
VMware took the wraps off its hardware offering at VMworld 2014, but how does EVO:RAIL stack up against the top players, such as Nutanix and Simplivity?
While an Internet Explorer patch is the only critical one to fix a zero-day bug, server admins should focus on an ASP.NET fix.
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.
Hadoop is becoming the popular enterprise choice for big data analytics, but getting your data there isn't so simple. Apache Sqoop is stepping in to help bring the vital data from your database to Hadoop.
HP surprised many this week when it acquired open source private cloud vendor Eucalyptus. The deal could be a boon to HP's private and hybrid cloud strategies.
Microsoft is the latest cloud provider to suffer an outage and send the IT world into a state of frenzy. Customers are questioning the capabilities of cloud computing, but are they overreacting?
Horizon DaaS customers will soon be able to deliver apps as a service. But IT still must ensure users can be productive on those apps no matter where they try to access them.
Light speed dictates how fast data in the cloud can reach a desktop -- aka latency -- and as more data is stored in the cloud, it only makes sense that desktops get pulled loft ward, too. DaaS is really data gravity pulling desktops to the cloud.
All-flash storage arrays are probably a little more expensive than what you have in place now, but they can work wonders to reduce boot storms and improve I/O.
We took on a legacy data center and now, planning for performance optimization is a necessary evil. How can we corral OS sprawl?
The MGHPCC is the high-tech jewel of a western Massachusetts mill town. It stands out for its green facility and innovative cooling techniques. Take a tour of the facility and see just how advanced their design is.
IT professionals are looking to transition to the new style of IT computing. Are the latest servers from HP, Dell and Cisco the answer?