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Learn about the infrastructure requirements for building a private cloud, also referred to as an internal cloud versus tapping into the resources of a public cloud, or external cloud. Find out how to bridge the two with a hybrid cloud, or virtual private cloud. For each approach there are network and application performance issues, storage and compute considerations and underpinning it all, virtualization technology decisions that will determine the success of a cloud strategy. This topic covers public and private cloud infrastructures, VMware, Virtual Datacenter OS, vSphere, Egenera, Citrix Cloud Center, 3Tera, rPath and Hyperic.
VMware has been, and still is the virtualization market leader. But, it's facing challenges, not the least of which are coming from its own user base.
Hypervisors now make 100% virtualization possible, but just because you can doesn't mean you should. Find out what not to virtualize.
C-state and P-state both offer options for managing system power, but they are very different from one another.
VMware vCAC gives virtualization administrators the ability to better manage infrastructure orphans they inherit and stay out of the way of business.
The uptime demands of the business and budget considerations will influence what type of ESXi storage environment works best for your company.
Get familiar with the details and use these four steps to lock down hosts in your VMware virtualized environment.
It's VDI vs. DaaS in this East Coast-West Coast rapper feud between two of our contributors. Which prediction about virtual desktop technology will win out?
A Mainframe2 demo of NVIDIA GRID running AutoDesk Inventor shows the real benefits of virtualized GPU technology.
In the desktop and application virtualization space, one winner reigns in the Modern Infrastructure Impact Awards.
Cloud networking shakes up network infrastructure management, such as how an enterprise handles SSL decryption.
Server managers detail their data center plans for 2014 and offer insights into the systems management and career challenges they face.
Our IT priorities survey offers a glimpse into data center managers' technology plans, their concerns and their focus for 2014.
Microsoft patched critical vulnerabilities in Exchange and Internet Explorer in December's Patch Tuesday, rounding out a busy year for administrators.
As security changes with each Windows Server release, admins should keep up with the PKI improvements.
With the introduction of Windows Server 2012 R2, shared virtual disks have capabilities to improve failover clusters in a few ways.
To meet the needs of mobile application development, existing Hadoop applications should be used.
Data mining social media can help businesses gather crucial information. This article gives advice to developers who want to get started.
Failure to properly document API development is a key problem Mashery's Delyn Simons frequently hears of.
What metrics should you use to measure the quality of multichannel customer service? This tip by Denis Pombriant explores multichannel CRM metrics.
The year is almost over, so it's time to look back and reflect on what mattered to the CRM industry in 2013 -- and look ahead to the future.
Employee social networks: Improving collaboration and solving problems together? Or a giant waste of time? Read how one call center made it work.