Virtualization Infrastructure


How To Use Windows 2008 Services for NFS for Your vSphere Lab Shared Storage

Handy solution for consolidating connections to shared storage in a virtualized lab environment.

Q&A: Drobo's Jim Sherhart on Shared Storage for vSphere

An interview on what makes their storage devices better than what the competition has come with so far.

Is VDI Still Viable?

It's easy to take potshots at virtual desktop infrastructure, but this embattled technology has plenty of time to become a formidable force.

Microsoft Beta Testing User Experience Virtualization, App-V 5.0

Microsoft User Experience Virtualization will be integrated into the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack; App-V 5's enhanced application streaming goes under scrutiny with testers.

Hyper-V on Hyper-Drive, Part 4: Monitoring Hyper-V The Right Way

It's time to put what you've learned into practice and then make sure that Hyper-V is running at hyperspeed.

New Free Tool from Quest/vKernel: vOPS Server Explorer

A product of the Quest buyout of vKernel is that vKernel's free tools have undergone much improvement. Witness vOPS Server Explorer.

Dell Offers 3 New VDI Solutions

Dell introduces two turnkey VDI appliances based on Dell PowerEdge servers, available now, and is slated to add a cloud-based VDI solution next quarter.

What is VMware vCloud Integration Manager?

A new tool in the vCloud line is aimed at VSPP members, but VMware admins can learn a thing or two from the product's mission.

Becrypt Offers Secure VDI

Becrypt tVolution allows for secure virtual computing that's safe enough for government work.

Hyper-V on Hyper-Drive, Part 3: 8 Tips and Tricks

Some well-known -- and some more obscure -- tips and tricks for enhancing Hyper-V.

Pricing the Cloud with Free Tools

Cloud pricing calculators can give you a rough estimate of what the costs will be, but with caveats.

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: How New Backup Technology is Changing DR Planning

Tape backup is still an important component to a good backup strategy, but new technology means we need recovery options that are faster than tape can deliver. Here's why you should consider a mix of solutions. Last in a series.

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Prioritizing Your Infrastructure

Your virtualized infrastructure can be a bit more complex than traditional client/server systems; thus, it requires new thinking when testing and eventually implementing your DR plans. Second in a series.

Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Developing a Plan for Success

BDR in the cloud takes some new thinking -- and understanding of the nuances that make that plan different from what you know in the physical world -- and lots more testing to ensure a recovery goes right. First in a series.

Hyper-V on Hyper-Drive, Part 2: Memory, Storage, Networking

Now that we know how Hyper-V can take advantage of processors, it's a good time to look at how we can take advantage of memory, networking and disk resources without breaking the budget.

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