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IT pros’ interest in software-defined data centers continues to grow as tools, such as VMware’s EVO:RAIL, offers IT an effective small business option.
VMware jumped into the container market and announced a partnership with Docker, Google and Pivotal at VMworld 2014. VMware says that virtual machines and containers will work together.
Users left wanting to know more about vSphere 6.0 after day one of VMworld. Their wishes were granted on day two when VMware introduced new features in its latest suite of virtualization products.
There's some doubt about whether there is an advantage to using thin provisioning over thick when setting up virtualized storage; our expert weighs in.
Potential users of VMware's vCloud Air offering may not know what type of tools they need to manage the hybrid cloud offering.
With Virtual Volumes in vSphere, policy-based storage management promises to give admins a better grip on VM data stores.
With VMware's CloudVolumes acquisition, admins can provide personalized virtual desktops without managing separate images for each user. Applications will work more like they do on mobile devices, too.
Microsoft VDI licensing costs can get really high when you're using Windows client OSes. DaaS providers deploy Windows Server OSes instead to help cut costs, and you can do the same thing on-prem.
After alienating some customers by removing several XenApp and XenDesktop features last year, Citrix will start to bring some back in version 7.6. The improvements were in the works before VMware stepped up its competition, the company said.
Security measures that safeguard access keys when using Amazon Web Services include training developers and defining identity and access management policies. Review even more ways in this tip.
AWS has upgraded throughput and I/O on AWS EBS volumes backed by SSDs, an enabler for high-performance database workloads in the cloud, though volume size limits remain a concern.
Data analysis allows enterprises to follow and adapt to changing market demands. Amazon Redshift and RDS are two cloud-based tools your enterprise might want to investigate.
We use an IBM System z mainframe and it's time to update some aging tape drives. How big of a difference is there between the tape storage products on the market?
Tape, disk, virtual disk and other storage media all work with my mainframe, but how do I decide which is the best option for storing data?
I want to share a tape drive between the IBM System z mainframe and other IBM systems. Are there prerequisites for tape drive sharing?
If your organization is looking to have a private cloud with some of the benefits of a public cloud, Windows Azure Pack is an option that can give you the best of both worlds.
Azure File Service eliminates the need to set up Windows Server virtual machines on the Azure cloud.
Active Directory tombstones can cause problems with data consistency. Domain controllers need to be backed up as often as tombstones, if not more.
Why do some software architectures, like SOA, seem out of fashion when my company and peers are still using it and need it even more now that we're using SaaS?
SOA principles will swing into full gear when IT portfolio planning aligns with business strategies and organizations realize the benefits of updating legacy applications.
In this Q&A, The Open Group's Chris Harding discusses what he thinks will happen with IT standards, SOA and various technologies like mobile and cloud computing.
Is customer lifecycle management really just about iterations of contact with customers and prospects?
In the era of multichannel retail, companies are struggling with customer data management, inventory fulfillment and more.
Native advertising is effective when it's up front about selling -- and packaged in good storytelling. But consumers can sense when it's disingenuous.