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VMware virtualization, VMware management tools, VMware conference coverage, Microsoft virtualization, VMware administration and how-tos, Microsoft Hyper-V management, Citrix XenServer, Open source virtualization, Emerging platforms, Vendor selection
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
VMware offers two options for virtual switches that share basic functions, but only one comes with the top-of-the-line license option.
It's not often that a systems administrator gets a broken virtual machine that needs to be imported, but the recovery effort helps reinforce a few important lessons.
The evolution of IT as a service has resulted in the development of products that help ease the growing demands on the busy systems administrator.
There are several flaws in IIS that can jeopardize the security of Windows servers. Here are some of the top threats and how to solve them.
With DH2i's release of DxEnterprise, IT pros can manage enterprise deployments of Windows Server containers.
The preview of Windows Server contains new storage replication features, but it's not enabled by default. Here's how to get started.
Cloud brokers connect a growing landscape of service providers with busy business users. But what impact would they have on my IT team?
While AWS Config looks like another home run for the cloud giant, that doesn't mean everything is perfect. So where does AWS need to improve?
Cloud orchestration is gaining traction -- but how does it differ from provisioning? Expert Tom Nolle suggests thinking of one process as walking and the other as dancing.
The reasons you started virtualizing apps may not still hold true today. You have to migrate off Microsoft App-V 4.5 or 4.6 eventually, so now's the time to decide what you need from an app virt tool.
Shops that only need to support a few virtual desktops, have transient desktop needs or lack the in-house expertise to do VDI are all good potential DaaS customers.
VDI management has a leg up on traditional desktop management, but things get even easier when you deliver virtual desktops to users from the cloud.
Most of the IT budget goes to maintaining the data center hardware and software. Consider outsourcing for better support.
What's the difference between a nano server and a PC? Timing.
What's the impact on I/O when you run in a CPU-constrained mainframe environment?