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March 20, 2013
VDI storage bottlenecks don't have to mean extra SAN; Atlantis Computing lets virtual desktop customers use server RAM instead.
February 13, 2013
Though VMware acquired storage I/O acceleration software maker Virsto Software, some IT pros question the potential benefits of adding another layer.
July 27, 2011
VMware licensing had to change eventually. Advancements in technology made the old per-socket model a problem for VMware, which added vRAM limits to the vSphere 5 licensing model.
June 14, 2011
Everyone knows the basic pros and cons of virtualization, but lessons about 100% virtualization and virtual infrastructure design are learned only through experience.
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