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Before you deploy a bare-metal hypervisor, you have to make sure you have met all of the requirements. One of the main requirements needed to make the deployment work is something not included in SCVMM.
Hyper-V Replica is included in Hyper-V 3.0 without any extra cost, but what do you need to use it? When is the right time to host your applications in Hyper-V Replica? These questions and more are answered right here.
Swap files enable features like memory overcommit, but they can also waste space on expensive solid-state drives. Find out how to reclaim some of that space without putting your systems at risk.
How do you arrange the ideal VDI contract? Shop around and pit vendors against each other; never pay full price; and if all else fails, convince the vendor to throw in products or services for free.
Hot desking is the practice of maintaining fewer desks or PCs than there are employees who need them. The model helps cut overhead costs, but it can cause productivity issues if there aren't enough workstations.
There's no magic formula or one-size-fits-all approach to figuring VDI ROI. Look at vendor calculators to see which costs they factor in, but do the calculations on your own.
With sales sagging, legacy hardware suppliers are scurrying to form partnerships with a new generation of converged infrastructure vendors. But will these newly minted converged systems convince IT to open up the purse strings?
UPS sizing is hard, with confusing terminology and an ever-shifting IT load. If you get the calculations wrong, don't worry about a Michael Bay movie scene in the data center. Here's what to do when UPS is too wimpy or too beefy for the task.
A lot goes into the decision to use converged infrastructure. Some factors are subjective while others involve straightforward cost calculations.
Combining the Internet of Things and cloud services could build an IT superpower. With its infinite capabilities and security enhancements, it'd be hard to find its kryptonite.
Google wants to merge the worlds of IaaS and PaaS to create a single continuum of services for customers. It's likely a sign of things to come from all the major public cloud vendors as they look to cover their bases in the maturing market.
Trouble could be looming for Microsoft after a silent patch locked Office 365 users out of their applications for days. What does the issue mean for customers operating Office 365?