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Optimal resource allocation is a tricky tightrope act for even experienced IT pros, but you can ease the process by asking yourself a few questions.
Virtual networking has revived tensions between server and networking teams within data centers, but it's a dynamic both sides must embrace.
Consider the many factors that determine the potential return on investment when deciding when and what to automate.
The initial hope for VDI thin clients was to reduce costs, but admins now just want convenience. Vendors at Citrix Synergy delivered new options.
Citrix VDI admins can deploy and manage XenDesktop and XenApp under the same architecture, something they expected for years.
Citrix has officially ceased development and support for its Application Streaming feature, and has directed IT pros to use Microsoft App-V instead.
Some of the technologies driving data center modernization include cloud computing, flash storage, virtualization and software-defined networking.
VMware's upcoming public cloud and AMD's 64-bit ARM servers are technologies for the data center that exemplify the changes in the IT industry.
Stagnant strategies for data center cooling will keep energy bills climbing ever higher, but a more modern approach can bring them back down to earth.
Growing interest in private clouds reflects an improved understanding of cloud computing among IT pros, experts say.
The open source community fosters innovation in the name of cloud. OW2's Cédric Thomas talks of 'coopitition' and the open source cloud revolution.
The federal government is under mandates to consolidate data centers and deliver IT as a Service, but sequestration makes this easier said than done.