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IT pros’ interest in software-defined data centers continues to grow as tools, such as VMware’s EVO:RAIL, offers IT an effective small business option.
VMware jumped into the container market and announced a partnership with Docker, Google and Pivotal at VMworld 2014. VMware says that virtual machines and containers will work together.
Users left wanting to know more about vSphere 6.0 after day one of VMworld. Their wishes were granted on day two when VMware introduced new features in its latest suite of virtualization products.
Mission-critical apps are bound to get into trouble if you take your eyes off of them. Being strict with performance monitoring can ensure the best availability and security for your vital applications.
Hadoop has watched its popularity grow exponentially, and the market projects an even greater explosion in the future -- but, there's a flip side to every coin.
A solid service-level agreement is your best line of defense when migrating mission-critical applications to public cloud. Can your SLA withstand the seemingly insurmountable roadblocks?
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.
If you don't know the basics of PowerShell yet, it's time to buckle down and learn how this language can ease Exchange management tasks.
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.
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.
While Windows 8 does include Windows Fax and Scan, it doesn't create PDFs of scanned documents. Here are some Windows 8 PDF reader workarounds.
Microsoft is ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 PCs by Jan. 12, 2016. Web apps still running past the Internet Explorer 8 end of life deadline face compromising legacy data.
There are four different ways to do desktop as a service in your organization. Each option, however, has its pros and cons.
With VMware's CloudVolumes acquisition, admins can provide personalized virtual desktops without managing separate images for each user. Applications will work more like they do on mobile devices, too.
Microsoft VDI licensing costs can get really high when you're using Windows client OSes. DaaS providers deploy Windows Server OSes instead to help cut costs, and you can do the same thing on-prem.