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Splunk Virtualization Monitoring is a multi-platform virtualization monitoring solution that supports Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware and Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop environments.
5nine Manager for Hyper-V is a virtualization management solution for environments running the Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisor. It is has both a free-to-use and a paid version.
Read as expert Brien Posey explains SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, a virtualization management and monitoring tool for data centers running VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V environments.
The Rackspace acquisition by Apollo Global Management will make the company privately held and infuse it with cash to double down on its strategy around managed services.
Certifications are a good starting point to evaluate a cloud provider's security, but users need to dig deeper than a simple checkbox to understand how much risk is involved.
The constant evolution of OpenStack components hinders the platform's ability to scale. Learn why OpenStack scalability challenges persist, and what you can do to overcome them.
Administrators who are familiar with PowerShell can use their skills to extract user mailbox information for Exchange Online reports.
There is no shortage of Exchange Server logs at the administrator's disposal. There are a number of tools available to analyze the data and help avoid future issues.
Exchange data is still available for users working in Outlook offline or Outlook on the web, but administrators may want to lock down certain settings.
Consultant Michael Otey provides a step-by-step guide to upgrading from SQL Server 2014 to the 2016 release using the SQL Server Installation Center and Microsoft's upgrade wizard.
Before you upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the hardware and software requirements and the supported upgrade paths to help make sure your deployment of the database goes smoothly.
SQL Server licensing is always complicated, and licensing for SQL Server 2016 adds new wrinkles. Expert Michael Otey provides guidance on licensing for different editions and situations.
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.
There are several things that could cause the active window to lose focus in Windows 10, but check device drivers first.
Microsoft's new monthly rollups will make Windows OS updates less hectic. IT won't be able to pick and choose which updates and patches to deploy, however.
Making room on your SSD, checking running processes in Task Manager and using Performance Monitor are all ways you can improve Windows 10 performance.
Skype for Business is finally viable for VDI shops. Find out why unified communications apps are tough to support on virtual desktops and how Microsoft fixed the issues.
IT experts share their wish lists for VMworld 2016. For SMBs, it's high time VMware brings cheaper VDI to the table.
Desktops as a service often bring benefits such as easier management, but they don't fit every situation. Tacking a DaaS project onto an OS migration, for instance, is doomed to fail.