Virtualize ESX: Chapter 5 - Part 6Date: Jun 05, 2009
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Linux Containers have been around for a while, so how is that technology different from application containerization offered by companies like Docker?
Once you know how many servers your infrastructure will need, the next challenge is sizing those host servers to meet VM and application needs.
Containers and virtual machines both allow you to abstract the workload from the underlying hardware, but there are important differences in the two approaches that need to be taken into account.
Horizon DaaS customers will soon be able to deliver apps as a service. But IT still must ensure users can be productive on those apps no matter where they try to access them.
Light speed dictates how fast data in the cloud can reach a desktop -- aka latency -- and as more data is stored in the cloud, it only makes sense that desktops get pulled loft ward, too. DaaS is really data gravity pulling desktops to the cloud.
All-flash storage arrays are probably a little more expensive than what you have in place now, but they can work wonders to reduce boot storms and improve I/O.
We took on a legacy data center and now, planning for performance optimization is a necessary evil. How can we corral OS sprawl?
The MGHPCC is the high-tech jewel of a western Massachusetts mill town. It stands out for its green facility and innovative cooling techniques. Take a tour of the facility and see just how advanced their design is.
IT professionals are looking to transition to the new style of IT computing. Are the latest servers from HP, Dell and Cisco the answer?
Hadoop is becoming the popular enterprise choice for big data analytics, but getting your data there isn't so simple. Apache Sqoop is stepping in to help bring the vital data from your database to Hadoop.
HP surprised many this week when it acquired open source private cloud vendor Eucalyptus. The deal could be a boon to HP's private and hybrid cloud strategies.
Microsoft is the latest cloud provider to suffer an outage and send the IT world into a state of frenzy. Customers are questioning the capabilities of cloud computing, but are they overreacting?