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Creating and upgrading VMware servers and VMs, VMware performance enhancements, Using monitoring and performance tools with VMware, Scripting administrative tasks, Troubleshooting VMware products, Remote administrative options, Backing up VMware host servers and guest OSes, Securing a VMware environment, VMware basics
The Virtual Machine Connection tool lets users copy files and redirect local resources to a VM without a network connection.
Proper VM cost assessment is a critical element of meaningful showback and chargeback practices in a virtual data center.
Attaching real costs to computing may reduce VM sprawl and yield cost savings for businesses, but can be unpopular among business units.
There's only a handful of customers who need Linux VDI, but that doesn't change the fact that they need it. In shops that use both Linux and Windows, a unified virtualization tool from VMware and Citrix could hit the spot.
Per-user SA licensing doesn't make doing VDI or DaaS any easier for SMBs: There's still no SPLA for Windows client OSes, and the licensing changes benefit only large shops.
The per-user licensing model for SA applies only to Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which you can upgrade to from only certain versions of Windows. The perk is also available only to companies with 250+ seats, and the price of a license is still unknown.
Enterprise IT shops have new choices: Converged systems simplify management and scaling, while commercial off-the-shelf servers tailor resources without vendor lock-in.
A survey reveals businesses are jumping off the fence and into big data's yard. But while more are investing, some remain skeptical of the benefits.
There are a bunch of IBM 3592 'J' tape designations. How do you order the right capacity for your tape drives? Do you take compression into account?
Private cloud hesitation often hampers hybrid cloud adoption. A DevOps mindset lets enterprises go hybrid without the private cloud commitment.
As attacks on IT systems with sensitive data continue, cloud security becomes a top concern. And users won't find the best security practices on a clearance rack.
OpenStack leads the pack of open source cloud options and many service providers flocked to support it. What are OpenStack's advantages beyond its open source nature?