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Software as a Service and cloud computing, Enterprise application integration with cloud providers, XaaS, Mobile cloud applications, Network and application performance in the cloud, Cloud desktop and application delivery
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.
Administrators must implement a level of resilience and availability that is appropriate for each individual workload.
Converged infrastructure pods are a good option for virtualization, but administrators must decide whether simplicity is worth a clustering headache.
Creating a bridge device is an important step in getting your KVM virtual network working properly.
Starting with vSphere 5, VMware brought single sign-on functionality to vCenter to give administrators another way to manage identities.
After you make sure the template is cleared of specifics, follow these steps to use clones as templates in VMware Workstation.
VMware offers three CLI choices to run commands in a vSphere environment, but which one is the best option?
If your device uses a configuration server, it might be a zero client. But it might not. Here’s how to find out.
Thin clients used to be the thinnest, but now zero clients are giving them a run for their money with almost no storage or configuration requirements.
Experts agree VDI adoption may never make it above the 20 percent mark, but you'll still have to deliver Windows applications to the other 80 percent of desktops.
IT departments want to shrink their list of suppliers -- but should it be longer? Cloud, mobility and big data have IT rethinking vendor selection.
IT teams can play heroes when database performance issues disrupt applications. Try these five tips for performance tuning before there's a problem.
Complicated infrastructures make data center operations difficult, but they don't start out that way. The solution to fixing the infrastructure might work but might be equally complicated.
Follow these steps to have the easiest Work Folders setup possible and to make the feature an essential part of your enterprise.
An RTF exploit gets patched for Microsoft Office in this month's Patch Tuesday update. Plus, Microsoft updates server and client OSes.
Microsoft will lower its Azure cloud prices to match price cuts made by AWS and Google, but is it enough to attract new customers?
Service virtualization can be used to simulate component functionality so ALM isn't hindered by unresolved dependencies and unanticipated collisions.
While having the appropriate portfolio assessment tools helps, real results come from changing processes.
There is a shift taking place in the business world, as big data in marketing empowers customers over companies.
Marketing automation tools have progressed, but the field is still developing. Here are buying considerations for marketing automation software.
At the AIIM 2014 conference, Guy Kawasaki outlined three pillars of behavior common to companies that have mastered the art of customer enchantment.
Customer self-service is a low-cost way to emancipate customers from phone-queue purgatory. But it's only part of a broader customer service strategy.