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Interest in container virtualization has exploded, but is the hype warranted or are containers just the tech du jour?
A simple N+1 approach to data center resiliency may not be the best choice for maintaining availability and reducing hardware waste.
You've helped usher in the age of server virtualization, but it's no time to rest on your laurels. Stay on top of industry trends and hone your skills for the next generation of virtualization jobs.
Rackspace went a step further than Amazon with its Xen reboot, taking down its entire public cloud region by region to address the bug.
From keeping up with the cloud's evolution to quelling security concerns, cloud admins have their work cut out for them -- but if you can master these skills, you'll be a desirable candidate for the job.
Enterprise cloud computing has reached the tipping point where shared expertise will simplify deployment models, according to the Open Data Center Alliance.
When it comes to granular access control for Office 365, ADFS Client Access Policies may be the answer your organization needs.
Separately, Managed Availability's components offer little to no value. Together, they can help admins learn why certain steps were taken.
Once organizations have three important factors in place, admins have the power to complete Office 365 migrations with hybrid Exchange.
Basit Farooq provides a step-by-step explanation for using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard to transfer data between SQL Server databases and Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Robert Sheldon explains the new subscription model for Azure SQL Database coming out in 2015. The new model will have three service tiers -- basic, standard and premium. It will also have performance levels for each tier.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
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.
The Windows 8.1 user interface isn't popular among workers without a touchscreen, but one tool makes it easy to restore the familiar Windows 7 UI.
It's possible to control user application access on startup with Assigned Access, but note that Windows 8.1 kiosk mode works only for Modern apps.
Instead of moving to Windows 8 or waiting for Windows 9, enterprises might consider Linux because of the open source operating system's flexibility.
Your VDI implementation can get costly -- fast. With servers, licenses, storage and tools to buy, the Capex for VDI can skyrocket, but remember that over the long term, Opex is less with VDI than with traditional PCs.
DaaS downtime can cost you a lot of time, productivity and money, but it only costs your provider a couple of cents. DaaS monitoring tools don’t exist yet because they would cost you more than you make back from an outage.
ThinApp and XenApp are both application virtualization tools. They do basically the same thing, they just come from different vendors.