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Using VMware cloud computing tools, Creating and managing a cloud architecture
VMware View, VMware Workstation, Fusion and Player, VMware Server
DRS and DPM, VMware High Availability and Fault Tolerance, vMotion and Storage vMotion, VMware backup
VMware new releases and updates, VMworld conference coverage, VMware for mobile
Creating and upgrading VMware servers and VMs, VMware performance enhancements, Using monitoring and performance tools with VMware, Scripting administrative tasks, Troubleshooting VMware products, Remote administrative options, Backing up VMware host servers and guest OSes, Securing a VMware environment, VMware basics
Selecting storage and hardware, VMware and networking
VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX), VMware Certified Professional (VCP and VCAP), VMware how-tos, VMware training videos and mediacasts
Virtualization documentation can swallow up huge chunks of time if you have to retrace your steps. Recording what you do as you do it could save lots of time down the road.
It's important to not only take the big issues into consideration but also remember about small problems to keep a secure virtualization environment.
Recent reports have shown that the vast majority of businesses are struggling to overcome private cloud challenges. Why is it so difficult and is it worth the trouble?
The reasons you started virtualizing apps may not still hold true today. You have to migrate off Microsoft App-V 4.5 or 4.6 eventually, so now's the time to decide what you need from an app virt tool.
Shops that only need to support a few virtual desktops, have transient desktop needs or lack the in-house expertise to do VDI are all good potential DaaS customers.
VDI management has a leg up on traditional desktop management, but things get even easier when you deliver virtual desktops to users from the cloud.
Most of the IT budget goes to maintaining the data center hardware and software. Consider outsourcing for better support.
What's the difference between a nano server and a PC? Timing.
What's the impact on I/O when you run in a CPU-constrained mainframe environment?
Cloud brokers connect a growing landscape of service providers with busy business users. But what impact would they have on my IT team?
While AWS Config looks like another home run for the cloud giant, that doesn't mean everything is perfect. So where does AWS need to improve?
Cloud orchestration is gaining traction -- but how does it differ from provisioning? Expert Tom Nolle suggests thinking of one process as walking and the other as dancing.