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Virtualization offers many advantages by abstracting workloads from hardware, but you may still need to find where a VM's files are physically located.
Picking hardware with the right CPU features can improve server virtualization potential and boost critical VM performance.
There are many factors to consider when configuring a storage LUN to ensure it provides your VMs with the best possible performance.
Using the fault tolerance feature in vSphere keeps critical workloads running without interruption, but an administrator needs to be sure the hardware and network are fine-tuned for optimal performance.
While vSphere administrators will want to be sure their storage array supports VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration, there are some restrictions to keep in mind when setting up storage acceleration.
Fault Tolerance in vSphere duplicates a critical workload to ensure a server outage doesn't slow the business down, but some setup is required to ensure performance isn't compromised.
Virtual desktop environments aren't immune to viruses and malware, so it's important to have an antivirus tool and strategy in place before your deployment gets infected.
When older PCs were causing management and compliance headaches, Tickets.com turned to NComputing thin clients for an easier experience.
DaaS has advantages, but don't discount cloud security concerns. Competitors, disgruntled employees and careless users can all put the data and desktops you host with DaaS providers at risk.
Amazon Web Services launched two availability zones in Frankfurt, Germany, offering regulatory refuge and more options for disaster recovery.
Creating a strong password policy in AWS is one step to protect data. If managed properly, multi-factor authentication adds another layer of protection.
The new AWS Directory Service has user directory management that spans hybrid clouds, but invites comparison to Azure's Active Directory.
With the LIO iSCSI target service, Linux shops have an affordable SAN option that ranks up there with expensive proprietary storage solutions.
COBOL might be one of the oldest programming languages, but that doesn't mean developers know all there is to know. We have expert insights on COBOL basics.
You can't depend on a building system to run the data center. Implement a BMS and a DCIM tool to monitor and predict system changes, tighten security and more.
Microsoft tries cloud in a box again, only this time with Windows, Azure and servers from Dell.
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.
Obtaining an IT assessment from an outside source may find problems and benefits a company may not realize on its own.
NetBeans founder Jaroslav Tulach opens up about the future of APIs at JavaOne 2014.
Many companies are exploring ways to maximize the benefits of mobile and IoT applications to enhance productivity.
From the Salesforce Analytics Cloud to the Sales and Service Clouds, Dreamforce 2014 attendees want ROI from their investment in Salesforce's platform.
Beacon technology aims to change the way retailers interact with customers. But new location-based technologies usher in not only convenience but also privacy concerns.
After the rollout of Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, questions about cost and mobile ease of use give industry watchers pause.