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In IT, a platform is any hardware or software used to host an application or service. 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
A virtual private server (VPS), also called a virtual dedicated server (VDS), is a virtual server that appears to the user as a dedicated server, but that is actually installed on a computer serving multiple websites. Continue Reading
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The use of software-defined data centers alters business buying criteria, removes traditional IT team silos and requires organizational investment in admin skill sets. Continue Reading
When admins build their VM management and DR strategy, they must understand the differences between backups and snapshots to ensure they don't lose valuable VM data. Continue Reading
Full virtualization and paravirtualization both enable hardware resource abstraction, but the two technologies differ when it comes to isolation levels. Continue Reading
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Home lab VM setups are helpful to test technology and build VM management skills. Be sure to evaluate RAM, CPU, network speeds and management software for a successful deployment. Continue Reading
When creating a load balancer, the NSX-T Data Center software is a likely contender, but you must have the necessary NSX-T components, such as tier 0 and tier 1 routers, before beginning. Continue Reading
Deploying VDI effectively comes down to several key decisions, including whether to run the back-end infrastructure on premises or with a DaaS provider. Continue Reading
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If admins are experiencing error codes due to AMD-V being disabled, they can easily remediate this issue by entering BIOS and reenabling the virtualization extension. 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
If you wonder about the difference between RHEV 3.1 and oVirt 3.1, you're not alone. We asked an expert to clear up any oVirt vs. RHEV confusion. Continue Reading