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Both VMware NSX and Hyper-V network virtualization offer compelling features, but this breakdown should help you figure out the best fit for you.
VMware isn't the right fit for everyone, so what's the next step? There are options, like cloud, if you want to move away from VMware.
In this podcast, we talk with Christian Mohn about the VMware Marvin speculation and what we're expecting to see at VMworld 2014.
With OVA and OVF deployments, businesses can distribute a single or multiple VMs that save time and reduce the potential for problems.
Security and speed issues dog the vSphere Web Client, but will VMware listen to its users?
What is an OVA file and how does it compare to an Open Virtualization Format package?
With VMware Horizon DaaS, you can host Windows client OSes and Server images in the cloud or in your data center. If you decide to use Windows XP, 7 or 8 desktops, however, remember that you'll have to supply licenses and factor in those costs.
If you go by big analyst firm predictions and vendor hype, you'd think every IT shop has virtualized desktops, implemented BYOD and uses MDM software. But that's far from reality.
VMware Horizon 6 includes remote app publishing similar to XenApp, and the company launched an incentive program to seduce Citrix shops over to its side. The grass may not be greener in Palo Alto, however.
An AWS Germany region is expected as part of the cloud behemoths expansion in Europe, along with stronger partnerships between local service providers -- but IT pros say data localization is only one piece of the puzzle.
AWS Europe faces mistrust due to U.S. NSA surveillance practices, plus competition from local cloud service providers and familiar nemesis, Microsoft Azure.
Cloud service outages can put a damper on business capabilities, services and wallets. Learn how to minimize the risks of outages.
Did you miss what happened at Dell, IBM and other major tech vendors so far in 2014? Here are the top five data center news stories to keep you in the loop.
Security isn't easy to quantify, like PUE or server utilization. But it is possible to apply metrics to improve data center gateway safety.
Do you know where that Unix server's documentation is? How much the spare parts will cost? How to automate service delegation? The clock's ticking.
When it comes to the vital task of disk optimization, proper use of RAID and awareness of workloads can make the difference.
Microsoft will continue to blare its Azure cloud next week with several cloud storage announcements. Will users listen this time?
In July's Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued critical fixes for Internet Explorer and a lesser-known Windows program.
A workflow and componentization analysis needs to be conducted prior to engaging in any cloud-optimized app design project.
Modeling, SOA and BPM shouldn't be thought of as three separate routes to improved processes; rather, they are components that when intertwined, can form a highly functional process fabric.
Researchers and business users alike analyze big data in order to glean insights as to what customers actually want and need.
You can collect lead generation data from multiple sources and use a CRM system to target marketing and sales campaigns.
Wearable computing can gather data that gets crunched in real time with a device as small as a USB stick. But wearables are mostly single-purpose.
In devising and implementing a social CRM strategy, companies need to look within and make sure their company culture is set up for success before the first tweet is posted.