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Your KVM environment setup will be a little more complicated if VLANs are involved. These step-by-step instructions should simplify the setup.
Hyperconverged infrastructure, EVO:RAIL, and rebranded management suite, vRealize, show promise, but VMware still has some work to do.
VMware didn’t release a new version of vSphere, yet IT pros are encouraged at vSphere 6’s upcoming features, including long distance vMotion.
Public cloud has plenty of benefits, but it can be difficult to manage. Monitoring tools can ease the burden on cloud admins and keep your cloud under watch.
Controlling mission-critical application costs starts with knowing the expenses. With app resource requirements subject to change, knowing the numbers for monthly expenses can prevent budgeting bugaboos.
'It's not you, it's me' doesn't apply to breakups with cloud providers. Regulations and better opportunities can cause the split, but knowing how to ensure the well-being of mission-critical workloads in a migration is key.
One year after Microsoft Learning canceled two top-tier certification programs, Exchange MVPs discuss what it means for IT pros and how industry certs compare.
The latest Cumulative Update for Exchange 2013 includes fixes for a popular wizard and addresses public folder issues.
When organizations combine infrastructures because of a merger or acquisition, Exchange admins have their work cut out for them. One task might be to merge Office 365 tenants.
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.
Basit Farooq explains how to improve the performance of OLTP applications using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory. He details what makes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory different from other in-memory database engines and how to use that to your advantage.
Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform.
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.
Enterprise-grade hard drive encryption may be overkill for small and midsize businesses. Review options for full disk encryption of Windows systems.
You may know how to troubleshoot desktops in mixed environments, but can you describe the process on a Mac? Check out these Mac tools and terms.
IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.
The new products heralded at VMworld 2014 weren't as thrilling as those from years past, but attendees can expect the tech VMware talked about -- Project Fargo, CloudVolumes and improved graphics on Chromebooks -- by the close of the year.
As VMware looks to compete with Citrix for EUC dominance, it's added a partnership with Google and Nvidia for Chromebooks graphics performance, and teamed up with Cortado for Horizon 6 printing.
Nvidia, VMware and Google have teamed up to deliver quality graphics on low-cost Chromebooks. Though the devices' enterprise readiness has been questioned in the past, this collaboration could garner a double take.