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vendor-hype, user-demands, and technology requirements.
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
VMware NSX could be a game changer, but IT pros won't believe it – and won't invest in it -- until they can test it for themselves.
VMware's container strategy includes technologies tied to virtualization, but some, including Project Photon, have yet to see the light of day.
VMware EVO:RACK is still a work in progress that won't emerge for many months, but some details, including a new name, have been released.
Several IT pros from federal government agencies face the same dilemma as all IT: How to provide security and the freedom and flexibility to support a mobile workforce.
Teradici's PCoIP has been critical to VMware VDI, but that partnership has been in question. Teradici's CEO discusses that, protocol updates and more.
Hyper-converged systems provide an opportunity for IT departments to streamline the data center, but VDI shops need to make sure their system meets virtualization-specific parameters.
Technologies like cloud and virtualization mean IT service continuity no longer requires an extra data center or two.
Some colocation providers say the best way to prevent data center downtime is to regularly pull the plug and see what happens. (Hopefully, nothing.)
By moving to the cloud, a business can offload some responsibility for lost or stolen data, but external penetration testing in the data center remains critical.
IT pros buying into the hybrid cloud model need tools to manage on-site and public-cloud resources. Surprise, surprise -- VMware has just the thing.
Supporting big data and high-performance computing in the cloud introduces a number of challenges. Fortunately, larger VM instances and GPUs offer relief.
In the era of hybrid IT, migrating apps to the public cloud is only the first step of a sound cloud computing strategy.