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Is it bad to assign more virtual CPUs to a VM than absolutely needed? Shouldn't another vCPU lead to better performance?
How many virtual CPUs can you allocate to a VM, and how does this limit the number of VMs on a server?
I/O virtualization can boost server performance and simplify hardware requirements, while increasing the maximum number of I/O-intensive VMs on a server at the same time.
With Cisco's Intercloud Fabric, users can migrate workloads across different public and private clouds. But are enterprises really ready for a multi-cloud world?
Colocation, much like virtualization, is often mistaken for cloud. Despite some similarities, the two technologies are worlds apart.
Xen reboots through live migration and other tactics for patching the hypervisor vulnerability point to better resiliency in public cloud.
To ensure a resilient Exchange setup, admins must know how to run tests, find vulnerabilities and examine Exchange's reaction to simulated attacks.
The Modern Authentication feature improves client security with single sign-on and multifactor authentication options.
The recent Exchange 2013 cumulative update includes improved features for Public Folders and Exchange ActiveSync.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.
Upgrading to a SQL Server 2014 installation isn't always easy, but it has the features to make it worth your time. Here are some tips for avoiding the pitfalls along the way.
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.
Startup in Windows 10 is a little different than Windows 8. The Continuum feature alters how the OS behaves depending on what kind of device it's running on.
With a few tweaks such as maximizing RAM, disabling visual effects and getting rid of unnecessary services, you can make Windows 10 run even faster.
Intel Core M notebooks have arrived, and their light, thin design with power efficiency might be just what some enterprises need.
If your DaaS deployment has a direct connection with the provider, you could have some of the same issues a branch would. But if you need to scale or breakdown siloes quickly, cloud-based desktops could be right for you.
New desktop analytics tools from AppSense and Ericom could help IT admins deal with desktop management at small and large scales.
VMware's Workspace Portal offers users a one stop shop to access hosted, virtual, Web and published applications. If you integrate it with View, they can access virtual desktops, too. Here's how.