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It's important to keep your infrastructure secure, but running antimalware software on your VMs can hurt performance.
Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESXi are both Type 1 hypervisors, but they have key architectural differences you should know about.
Use these strategies for grouping virtualization host servers to make sure your data center stays organized and easy to manage.
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.
Deciding on the best way to present storage to a VM depends on a variety of factors and typically involves at least three types of administrators in the data center.
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.
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.
PCIe speeds of 20, even 100 Gbps enable the plug-and-play server flexibility and scalability that data center managers only dream of, and at a bargain.
Continuing its commitment to not lock users into Windows-only products, Microsoft will build support for Docker containers into Windows Server next year.
With Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, upgrading is more complicated than just rolling in the next shiny new server from Redmond.
Microsoft returned to a higher number of patches in its October update, with fixes for three critical issues.
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.