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July 31, 2014
The annual VMware event is expected to draw more than 20,000 but, for some, the company's products aren't the only selling point.
July 10, 2014
The vSphere 2015 beta party is no longer invite-only. VMware pros hope the new program will reduce the amount of bugs in the next version of vSphere.
June 21, 2013
With virtualization underpinning your business operations, make sure VMware administrators know their stuff with clear metrics and frequent reviews.
May 09, 2013
VSphere experience is a must-have in job listings for VMware administrators, but vCloud and Hyper-V know-how are on hiring managers' wish lists too.
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Today's enterprises are using virtualization to wring the highest utility from their servers, but with fewer hosts come greater risks to business continuity. Continue Reading
Administrators rejoiced throughout the Twitterverse when news of improvements to the latest version of vSphere came out. Continue Reading
VMware provides an API that can perform certain storage tasks within an array to reduce I/O activity and keep traffic jams to a minimum. Continue Reading
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Using the fault tolerance feature in vSphere keeps critical workloads running without interruption, but an administrator needs to be sure the hardware and network are fine-tuned for optimal performance. Continue Reading
While vSphere administrators will want to be sure their storage array supports VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration, there are some restrictions to keep in mind when setting up storage acceleration. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading