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August 28, 2013
Some VMware shops have experimented with running big data applications in the cloud or virtualizing big data workloads, with surprising results.
January 04, 2013
VMware CTO Steve Herrod offers his two cents on changing data center dynamics as vendors aim to extend virtualization principles beyond servers.
October 11, 2012
VMware vCloud updates, as well as plans for enterprise-wide storage virtualization, have sparked only lukewarm reactions from the IT community.
July 02, 2012
If you’re considering a heterogeneous virtualization shop, don’t count on multi-hypervisor management tools to solve all of your administration woes.
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Serving sizing requires a number of comparisons, especially between having a few large servers or many popcorn servers. Compare use cases to find what fits. Continue Reading
Service virtualization is the process of creating replicas of systems that new applications depend on to test how well the application and systems integrate. Continue Reading
Just because admins are working in a test/dev environment doesn't mean they can be lax about creating VMs. There are several items to consider, including licensing and compliance. Continue Reading
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Expect disaster recovery market trends to include consolidation and simplification. Vendors should also note that quick failover and recovery time remain top needs for customers. Continue Reading
When it comes to fighting and protecting against ransomware, there are some major features of virtual disaster recovery that top physical environments. Continue Reading
Due to adoption from large cloud providers like Google Cloud, nested virtualization -- the ability to run a hypervisor on a virtual server -- is poised for growth. Continue Reading
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Administrators must prepare carefully before moving test or development VMs to production. Check connectivity, security, compliance and licensing before beginning a migration. Continue Reading
Live servers are not the place to build up Kubernetes skills. Instead, set up a Kubernetes cluster, and start experimenting with it on a laptop in a lab. Continue Reading
Virtualization is increasingly central to the data center, but it often remains isolated. Admins need to set an example of openly communicating about virtualized infrastructure. Continue Reading
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Lab VMs can be an effective tool for testing out software in a safe environment. However, if configured incorrectly, lab VMs can pose serious risks to production environments. Continue Reading
Even if your organization isn't ready for a private or hybrid cloud, there are steps you can take today to make a future transition easier. Continue Reading
You know the advantages virtualization brings to servers, so why not reap the same rewards by creating a virtual copy of your laptop? Continue Reading