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( Jun 05, 2014 )
No matter what word follows the phrase "software defined," it catches IT professionals' attention. Here's a deeper look at the different software-defined options.
New technologies allow efficient VM-aware storage provisioning and management through the hypervisor.
With VMworld 2014 right around the corner, our Advisory Board experts share their predictions for new VMware products.
The annual VMware event is expected to draw more than 20,000 but, for some, the company's products aren't the only selling point.
VMware says Site Recovery Manager does failbacks and failovers, but one SRM expert says it's not quite the case.
An administrator wishing to implement the VSAN software-defined storage functionality in vSphere 5.5 can spare a drive for the cause.
Amazon WorkSpaces has gotten a lot of lip service in the DaaS market. It doesn’t require a long-term commitment and its pricing is competitive. But it's SLA-free and doesn't let you host Windows client OSes.
Attendees at BriForum 2014 in Boston learned about the hottest topics in end-user computing: desktop as a service hype, how Google Chromebooks fit with VDI, evaluating mobile operating systems and management vendors and more.
Desktop virtualization and end-user computing experts shared tips and tricks while vendors offered insight at BriForum 2014. Check out some of the best quotes from the conference here.
In this tip, Judith Myerson reviews the five steps necessary to build search indexes using Amazon CloudSearch, a helpful tool for building search indexes for documents in the cloud.
David Linthicum explains the connection between AWS and DevOps, how it brings together development and operations to produce better applications and reduce the time it takes to improve and deploy them, and the Amazon Web Services that support it.
Use AWS CloudFront to optimize the delivery of static content to users and to accelerate dynamic content. This makes the service more useful for non-video-related apps, such as speeding the distribution of user-generated and personalized content.
MCS is changing the way memory and storage mix. Integrate this storage technology onto servers to enhance big data and other intense apps.
Isolated, dedicated grounds, telecom grounds -- the performance and, more importantly, safety of data center equipment -- rely on proper grounding.
No mechanical refrigeration or dehumidification. No war between IT and facilities. Hear how Facebook's choices yield a PUE consistently below 1.10.
It's possible that non-uniform access memory can affect how your Linux VMs run on Hyper-V, so learn about the conditions that could cause problems and what to do to fix them.
You won't be able to secure boot or use UEFI with SUSE VMs under Hyper-V because of certain support issues, so it's important to learn if your enterprise will be affected.
Learn what can go wrong with a live virtual machine backup if you're running Oracle Linux VMs under Hyper-V, and how to keep the process as smooth as possible.
Some people may think SOA is irrelevant because of the cloud, while others assert the cloud and SOA go hand in hand.
The decision to move to the cloud may be a clear one for some organizations, but selecting a cloud service broker can be challenging.
Vinyl record manufacturer owner Mark Calabro discusses how he chose a workflow management software product to meet his company's need for improved organization.
You can collect lead generation data from multiple sources and use a CRM system to target marketing and sales campaigns.
Wearable computing can gather data that gets crunched in real time with a device as small as a USB stick. But wearables are mostly single-purpose.
In devising and implementing a social CRM strategy, companies need to look within and make sure their company culture is set up for success before the first tweet is posted.