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Each virtual machine running on a Windows guest operating system needs its own license. But Automatic Virtual Machine Activation can help activate them.
In data centers, N+1 redundancy is used to express the idea that a system should be designed to withstand the loss of a component.
Docker containers are fast, easy to use and largely free. In terms of performance, they have even been called comparable to KVM. But that doesn't mean Docker containers are right for everyone.
To deal with boot storms and other times of peak demand, your first instinct might be to over-provision resources, but there's a better way. A hybrid storage system is often cheaper and gives better performance.
Months after releasing Azure RemoteApp Service, Microsoft remains quiet on licensing and pricing details. What does this mean for enterprise IT?
XenApp, ThinApp and App-V are very similar tools for application virtualization. Check out this buying guide to find out which one can meet your needs and work with your existing infrastructure.
There's a lot of hype about continuous deployment in DevOps circles, but it can be disastrous if the right culture and organization aren't in place.
GPUs offload the burden of demanding computational tasks from central processors. Integrate GPU into enterprise servers to manage intense computing.
It's time to knock down those silos, one by one. IT is transforming from a siloed set of reactive cost centers into a service provider with a focus on helping the business compete.
Cloud experts are fighting to protect cloud's good name following the recent iCloud hack, but public opinion is not easily swayed. However, cloud may not be hackers' primary target -- for now.
Despite zooming ahead out of the gate, CloudStack is falling behind OpenStack in the open source competition. With IBM, HP, Red Hat and others behind OpenStack, is CloudStack really competing or simply lingering?
Rackspace rebuffed its suitors and opted to stay independent. What that means for the long-term stability of a company pushing managed cloud remains unclear.