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Zombie VMs are real, but they don’t have to be as scary as they sound. With proper planning and the right tools you can prevent shambling hordes of wasteful servers.
Every IT pro knows that it's important to install critical patches to virtual machines in a timely manner, but what about the less serious updates?
You could use Amazon cloud services to offer a virtual classroom, but a simple KVM deployment can give you better performance for a small price.
Today's enterprises are using virtualization to wring the highest utility from their servers, but with fewer hosts come greater risks to business continuity.
VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration functionality enables storage devices that support VAII to reduce traffic on the network and reduce some work on the server to speed up input/output tasks.
VMware packages Log Insight with vCenter Operations Manager for administrators who need assistance with troubleshooting their automated environments.
When virtual desktops don't work well, it makes for unhappy employees and IT pros. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to optimize VDI performance, such as allocating enough hardware and using some flash in your storage system.
Most companies don't need to publish full Windows desktops anymore -- users mostly just need their applications. That means there's no reason to discount RDSH in favor of VDI.
Windows 10 is still in Tech Preview, and the reviews so far are pretty good. But whether Microsoft will sort out the difficulties around licensing for virtual desktops in the new OS remains to be seen.
Brian Beach compares AWS security groups to traditional firewalls and offers best practices for developing a security group policy.
Google and Amazon are fully engaged in a price war, but calculating IaaS costs takes into account several factors, from reserved instance usage to free-tier discounts.
Big data in the cloud is more than just MapReduce. In a growing market for big data, capturing the next big innovation is key.
Getting operations and development on the same page is a daily struggle. Choose the right DevOps tools, and you'll have Dev and Ops dancing at the company party.
Open IX's stringent standards keep workloads safe from natural and human disasters, but what's missing is a business climate that demands such rigor for outsourced workloads.
Vote for best DevOps and cloud management technology tool in the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
Organizations may be surprised to find SSD space eaten up by write-back cache. Here's how to prepare for that.
Deploying larger, SSD-based write-back caches might require more than one disk. The benefits can lead to better performance.
With Windows Server 2012 R2 and earlier, admins have access to write-back caching, leading to reasonable improvements for mission-critical workloads.
Many companies are exploring ways to maximize the benefits of mobile and IoT applications to enhance productivity.
To help API designers suffer less in a quest for perfection, NetBeans initial architect Jaroslav Tulach shares ideas for API design in this video.
This is the second installment of a four-part series intended to be an API design decision-making toolkit for enterprise architects.
After the rollout of Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, questions about cost and mobile ease of use give industry watchers pause.
Dirty data is undercutting sales -- miring business units in the act of chasing down better information rather than cultivating customers.
Global enterprises say that while large Salesforce implementations are challenging, there are best practices to observe along the way.