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Virtualization documentation can swallow up huge chunks of time if you have to retrace your steps. Recording what you do as you do it could save lots of time down the road.
It's important to not only take the big issues into consideration but also remember about small problems to keep a secure virtualization environment.
Recent reports have shown that the vast majority of businesses are struggling to overcome private cloud challenges. Why is it so difficult and is it worth the trouble?
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.
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.
Automating configuration and change management with OpsWorks can help admins ensure consistency and security for cloud-based apps.
Determining AWS's true value in the cloud market has been a bit of a guessing game, especially in a cloud market that appears larger than it is.
The last thing you want is for users to notice an outage first. Combine app performance monitoring with end-to-end testing to ensure AWS availability.
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?
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.
At DevWeek 2015, Spencer Debrosse discusses ways to maneuver around API testing issues with automation and DevOps team strategies.
An API expert discusses the prevalence of API attacks and the need for vetting third-party developers.
Steve Willmott of 3scale answers questions about APIs and encourages designers to have some fun with API design without forgetting about user experience.
Contact center agents are supposed to help customers with issue resolution. But that's tough when agents lack good working knowledge of products.
Philly 311, a new mobile customer service app for the city of Philadelphia, helps citizens report neighborhood incidents and engage more deeply with city government.
Mark Roberge, chief revenue officer at HubSpot, uses serious data analysis when hiring sales staff. But science doesn't crowd out instinct.