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( Sep 30, 2014 )
How do you know when it's time to upgrade your server OS? Our Advisory Board members say you're probably already overdue.
Having a proper system logging strategy can help you quickly identify problems and alert you of issues before they become critical.
Microsoft now offers two options with Hyper-V to isolate VMs on virtual networks. Do you know which option is better for your deployment?
VMware plans to introduce more storage-related APIs to the ESXi hypervisor, opening it up to more data services.
The NSX network virtualization platform signifies a shift in how networks can be managed, provisioned and protected by using software rather than relying on hardware to add services.
Virtual SAN is a novel feature in vSphere, but one new cloud services provider was confident enough to build its business around the software-defined storage technology.
Delivering high-demand applications on virtual desktops with good performance takes enough hardware and resources, plus some strategic moves like pre-booting VMs.
So, you think you know your VMware products, but what about the new tools? Or the old products with new names? See if you have what it takes to crush this quiz.
DaaS is a great disaster recovery method, but why would you go to the trouble of setting up DaaS, only to stop short of actually doing it?
George Lawton reviews the common issues businesses encounter when scaling Amazon Web Services applications.
Fans of Docker claim it has many advantages for application deployment. But how does this translate in AWS? We do a trial run to compare costs.
Despite IT pros' mixed feelings on Docker, there are some advantages to running the containers on AWS EC2 instances. We cut through the hype.
Where data center manager monsters creep lies the scariest, ugliest, darkest sight you've ever seen. Follow the stairs through our haunted data center -- if you dare.
Choose the right data center provider or facility now, and prevent costly errors and inadequate services later.
What goes into your data center chiller might be warmer than expected, as energy use reduction efforts threaten the capacity of CRAHs and other cooling systems.
System Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can trigger alerts via email. Here's how to enable them.
System Health features provide critical alerts and warnings for errors in event logs, backup, services not running and more.
Administrators can use health reporting capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials to pinpoint missing patches or incomplete backups.
We're moving into an age of increased application componentization and distribution of components, even in the cloud. Developers should look beyond JMS for Java messaging.
Are you a JMS and JMS API know-it-all? Prove it with our quiz.
Obtaining an IT assessment from an outside source may find problems and benefits a company may not realize on its own.
Salesforce.com's Dreamforce conference emphasized a mobile-first business strategy and user-friendly applications.
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.