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VMware didn’t release a new version of vSphere, yet IT pros are encouraged at vSphere 6’s upcoming features, including long distance vMotion.
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.
There are many logs of all sizes in your vSphere infrastructure that are useful for troubleshooting purposes. The key is having the right utility to make sense of all the data.
There are many infrastructure management tools on the market to check the health and speed of your storage, but there's a free tool that can do the job.
VMware is touting its OpenStack offering as a way to ease the deployment and operations in the open-source cloud environment.
VMware's Project Fargo lets you copy an already-running virtual machine and deliver it to users, giving them fast access to nonpersistent desktops without taking up much disk space.
There are four different ways to do desktop as a service in your organization. Each option, however, has its pros and cons.
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.
Marketing firms and online gaming companies often look for less expensive ways to send bulk email to customers or would-be buyers. Here's a look at what Amazon SES has to offer.
David Linthicum reviews the benefits of database choices from Amazon Web Services and the advantages of leveraging object storage like Simple Storage Service as a storage category.
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.
Enterprise IT shops can learn a lesson in big data processing from a computing infrastructure that supports Higgs-Boson researchers and crunches numbers from the Big Bang.
Is it better to look for a SaaS version of an app, put it in your own data center on existing equipment, or host it at a cloud provider for a mix of flexible scaling and IT ownership?
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?
Hyper-V underwent a number of changes in the latest iteration of Windows Server to make it a worthy hypervisor contender; take a closer look here.
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.
Software architects need to be particularly mindful of API design, as it can have a major impact on hybrid cloud deployment efficiencies and options.
Enterprise architects need to add mobile HTML5 to their repertoire if it isn't already there, as more organizations aim to leverage the technology.
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?
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.