Setting a VM boot delay: Chapter 5 - Part 5Date: Jun 05, 2009
Setting a VM boot delay
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Setting a VM boot delay
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Recent reports have shown that the vast majority of businesses are struggling to overcome private cloud challenges. Why is it so difficult and is it worth the trouble?
Parallels acquired 2X Software to add app publishing, but faces a difficult battle with entrenched virtual desktop vendors Citrix and VMware.
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Shops that only need to support a few virtual desktops, have transient desktop needs or lack the in-house expertise to do VDI are all good potential DaaS customers.
Performance monitoring tools preemptively thwart run-the-business application problems, but only when you have the right APM tool for the job.
Disaster recovery planning and infrastructure builds vex IT managers. Cloud services offer lower costs and more flexibility, but not without risk.
Most of the IT budget goes to maintaining the data center hardware and software. Consider outsourcing for better support.
Cloud brokers connect a growing landscape of service providers with busy business users. But what impact would they have on my IT team?
While AWS Config looks like another home run for the cloud giant, that doesn't mean everything is perfect. So where does AWS need to improve?
Cloud orchestration is gaining traction -- but how does it differ from provisioning? Expert Tom Nolle suggests thinking of one process as walking and the other as dancing.