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( Aug 29, 2014 )
The self-service portal used by many cloud platforms could open businesses to potential security risks if files are uploaded before they have been screened and cleared by administrators.
VMware announced its hyper-converged infrastructure offerings at VMworld 2014, so how much do you know about EVO:RAIL and its bigger sibling, EVO:RACK?
While VMware has progressed in its efforts to make the vSphere platform more OS neutral, there is still some work that needs to be done to assist administrators who prefer to use a Mac.
Microsoft patched two zero-day vulnerabilities in the year's largest Patch Tuesday update, but it delayed an Exchange update.
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.
Private cloud hesitation often hampers hybrid cloud adoption. A DevOps mindset lets enterprises go hybrid without the private cloud commitment.
As attacks on IT systems with sensitive data continue, cloud security becomes a top concern. And users won't find the best security practices on a clearance rack.
OpenStack leads the pack of open source cloud options and many service providers flocked to support it. What are OpenStack's advantages beyond its open source nature?
There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.
Per-user SA licensing doesn't make doing VDI or DaaS any easier for SMBs: There's still no SPLA for Windows client OSes, and the licensing changes benefit only large shops.
The per-user licensing model for SA applies only to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which you can upgrade to from only certain versions of Windows. The perk is also available only to companies with 250+ seats, and the price of a license is still unknown.
Enterprise IT shops have new choices: Converged systems simplify management and scaling, while commercial off-the-shelf servers tailor resources without vendor lock-in.
A survey reveals businesses are jumping off the fence and into big data's yard. But while more are investing, some remain skeptical of the benefits.
There are a bunch of IBM 3592 'J' tape designations. How do you order the right capacity for your tape drives? Do you take compression into account?