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( Aug 29, 2014 )
While there are several ways a vSphere administrator can save time and trouble before disaster visits the data center, there are a few measures to take while correcting an issue to keep a problem from growing into a full-blown catastrophe.
Today's enterprises are using virtualization to wring the highest utility from their servers, but with fewer hosts come greater risks to business continuity.
VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration functionality enables storage devices that support VAII to reduce traffic on the network and reduce some work on the server to speed up input/output tasks.
Microsoft tries cloud in a box again, only this time with Windows, Azure and servers from Dell.
Organizations may be surprised to find SSD space eaten up by write-back cache. Here's how to prepare for that.
Deploying larger, SSD-based write-back caches might require more than one disk. The benefits can lead to better performance.
IBM joins forces with Microsoft to support the other’s cloud platforms with their respective enterprise apps. Whether the software gains can cover IBM’s hardware losses remains to be seen.
DIY is good for remodeling a house, but it might not be right for your enterprise. Answering five questions can prevent your cloud from a DIY disaster.
VMware will offer a SaaS version of its vRealize management suite as the company looks to bolster its hybrid cloud services.
Application virtualization is a good way to deliver apps that don’t perform well in a local installations, but packaging and delivering virtual applications does come with some caveats.
DaaS providers tout hosted desktops as more efficient and secure than traditional VDI, but cloud security concerns persist. Companies looking to do DaaS have to trust their provider's staff and back-end security measures without first-hand insight.
When virtual desktops don't work well, it makes for unhappy employees and IT pros. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to optimize VDI performance, such as allocating enough hardware and using some flash in your storage system.
COBOL might be one of the oldest programming languages, but that doesn't mean developers know all there is to know. We have expert insights on COBOL basics.
You can't depend on a building system to run the data center. Implement a BMS and a DCIM tool to monitor and predict system changes, tighten security and more.
Getting operations and development on the same page is a daily struggle. Choose the right DevOps tools, and you'll have Dev and Ops dancing at the company party.