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March 08, 2018
Selected technical features and technical support twilight inspires more Windows Server 2008 and 2012 IT shops to upgrade to Windows Server 2016.
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Vendors released many important products and features over the last year, but what's in store for server virtualization trends in 2014?
July 31, 2012
New data center technology that disrupts the status quo can be unsettling. But embracing change makes yourself more marketable and can improve efficiency.
March 27, 2012
Mature virtualization strategies should now include tier-one applications. Yet, many data centers shy away from the practice.
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This cloud service gets around the problem associated with jump servers and cloaks the identity of your VMs to avoid potential security issues. Continue Reading
Virtualization is the creation of a virtual -- rather than actual -- version of something, such as an operating system (OS), a server, a storage device or network resources. Continue Reading
There are many different VM automation tools available -- some of them part of much wider product and feature suites. Determine which features you need and find the tool that works. Continue Reading
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Turbonomic -- formally known as VMTurbo Operations Manager -- is a multi-platform virtualization management and monitoring tool that supports Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, Red Hat Linux and Citrix. Continue Reading
Splunk Virtualization Monitoring is a multi-platform virtualization monitoring solution that supports Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments. Continue Reading
5nine Manager for Hyper-V is a virtualization management solution for environments running the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. It is has both a free-to-use and a paid version. Continue Reading
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Admins looking to reduce resource contention and improve system performance can right-size their VMs, but application owner pushback and software restrictions can pose issues. Continue Reading
Admins can improve virtual infrastructure design by focusing their deployments on transparency and flexibility and critically evaluating emerging technologies. Continue Reading
With very few exceptions, applications can -- and should -- go on virtual machines. IT admins benefit from better application management and increased automation. Continue Reading
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Admins can effectively virtualize large servers with storage tiering and disk allocation, but they must be wary of potential IOPS and redundancy issues. Continue Reading
How many VMs can you put on a server? That depends on whether your hardware and virtual environment are well-matched. This tip offers four criteria to select the right servers. Continue Reading
Upgrading an OS or application can be a complex and time-consuming process, but cloning and snapshots can make the process easier. Continue Reading