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( Sep 30, 2014 )
Picking hardware with the right CPU features can improve server virtualization potential and boost critical VM performance.
There are many factors to consider when configuring a storage LUN to ensure it provides your VMs with the best possible performance.
Zombie VMs are real, but they don’t have to be as scary as they sound. With proper planning and the right tools you can prevent shambling hordes of wasteful servers.
While there are several ways a vSphere administrator can save time and trouble before disaster visits the data center, there are a few measures to take while correcting an issue to keep a problem from growing into a full-blown catastrophe.
Today's enterprises are using virtualization to wring the highest utility from their servers, but with fewer hosts come greater risks to business continuity.
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.
Application virtualization is a good way to deliver apps that don’t perform well in a local installations, but packaging and delivering virtual applications does come with some caveats.
DaaS providers tout hosted desktops as more efficient and secure than traditional VDI, but cloud security concerns persist. Companies looking to do DaaS have to trust their provider's staff and back-end security measures without first-hand insight.
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.
The new AWS Directory Service has user directory management that spans hybrid clouds, but invites comparison to Azure’s Active Directory.
Test your knowledge of Amazon Web Services' content delivery service with this 10-question quiz.
Amazon Trusted Advisor is one way to track and improve the performance of multiple AWS applications running on a range of instance types.
You can't depend on a building system to run the data center. Implement a BMS and a DCIM tool to monitor and predict system changes, tighten security and more.
Getting operations and development on the same page is a daily struggle. Choose the right DevOps tools, and you'll have Dev and Ops dancing at the company party.
Say no to CRAC and consider more selective data center cooling options. In-rack and in-row cooling systems are efficient and optimally dispel heat.
Microsoft tries cloud in a box again, only this time with Windows, Azure and servers from Dell.
Organizations may be surprised to find SSD space eaten up by write-back cache. Here's how to prepare for that.
Deploying larger, SSD-based write-back caches might require more than one disk. The benefits can lead to better performance.
NetBeans founder Jaroslav Tulach opens up about the future of APIs at JavaOne 2014.
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.
From the Salesforce Analytics Cloud to the Sales and Service Clouds, Dreamforce 2014 attendees want ROI from their investment in Salesforce's platform.
Beacon technology aims to change the way retailers interact with customers. But new location-based technologies usher in not only convenience but also privacy concerns.
After the rollout of Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, questions about cost and mobile ease of use give industry watchers pause.