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Valentin Hamburger, author of 'Building VMware Software-Defined Data Centers,' offers useful tips on developing and managing a virtualized architecture.
There are three types of Hyper-V virtual switches in Windows Server 2016. The key to using them effectively in a production environment is to understand what sets them apart.
Type 1 and Type 2 hypervisors are different animals with specific use cases, advantages and disadvantages. How well do you know the technology? Take this quiz to find out.
When it comes to cloud storage, going in blind will cause inefficiency and high costs. Familiar yourself with these key Google storage terms to determine where your data best fits.
Cloud computing has evolved quite a bit in the last few years, but it still has far to go. Technologies such as big data, containers and IoT will have a big part to play in the future.
Building cloud web services with microservices provides benefits, such as scalability, and allows enterprise apps to access new features and tools. Follow these steps for success.
Office 365 offers many benefits, but there are plenty of cons to consider before leaping to this cloud-based productivity suite that includes Exchange Online.
Not all organizations can go all-in on cloud. There are five reasons why a hybrid Office 365 arrangement makes sense for those companies.
Admins must keep a close eye on Exchange Server to ensure it runs at peak performance. If cost is an issue, there are a number of free and low-cost tool options.
Scaling out a database to meet the needs of a heavy processing workload can be a challenge. Here are details on the SQL Server scalability methods available to ease the process.
Flash storage adoption, cloud computing's growth, Linux's increased importance and broader big data integration are a few trends that stand to affect SQL Server users this year.
DATEADD and DATEDIFF SQL functions allow you to easily perform calculations, like adding a time interval from a datetime value. Here's how to use those functions for that and more.
SharePoint can improve the efficiency of your business, but is your implementation providing a positive ROI? Usage reporting can help you find out by tracking who is using SharePoint, how they are using it and why.
Justify the time and expense of creating a governance document by showing what SharePoint has accomplished in your organization.
How does Microsoft's SharePoint rate as a primary enterprise content management system? It's got the features if you are willing and able to build it carefully.
Organizations can cling to past versions of Windows as long as they want. But, eventually, they will have to accept Windows 10, and they should learn how to prepare for the move.
Before making a move to Windows 10, IT admins need to know how licensing, hardware and management are different. They also must understand the benefits and drawbacks.
There are multiple ways to keep Windows 10 running smoothly, such as clearing the clutter of old files and applications. A more efficient OS will help bring IT peace of mind.
IT shops need to look out for complexity, cost and performance problems when they put a VDI implementation plan in place.
Citrix acquired Unidesk to improve its application layering offering. Experts said it's a big deal that brings different delivery tools under one umbrella.
VDI shops are accustomed to storage issues. Moving to a flash-based storage array could solve a lot of problems and help prevent performance-related issues.