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Five VM-Level Infrastructure Adaptations

Infrastructure is evolving for the better, making the job of the admin easier in the long run. Here are five ways it's evolving to work at the VM level.

7 Backup Appliance Myths, Unclouded

Even in the cloud, backup myths proliferate. Here are seven of the most common.

Storage: Reaching Out by Dumbing It Down

On vSAN, MARVIN, and storage shinola.

With Virtualization and Cloud Computing, Business Must Adapt to a Changing IT Landscape

A SolarWinds survey finds a radically different IT landscape than what existed a few short years ago, and much has to do with virtualization and cloud computing.

Shadow IT: The Dangers Lurking on Your Network, In the Cloud

Users consider lots of freely available cloud apps necessary to get their jobs done. Those same apps give IT anxiety with the security implications that those apps bring when attached to the organizations networks. Are those concerns real or imagined?

Some Depressing But Hard Truths About Cloud Storage

Lack of management is at the heart of most cloud storage struggles. So why is it that most of the conversation veers away from that topic?

How to Remotely Manage vSphere from Your Mobile Device

vSphere Mobile Watchlists might make your job a bit too easy. All that really means is that it'll free you for other, more important jobs.

ADCs , or Who Needs Threat Management Gateway Anyway?

With Microsoft discontinuing Forefront Threat Management Gateway some time ago, there hasn't been a solution in the cloud world that has stepped up to the plate. Here's why I believe ADCs have done the job adequately.

Cloud Storage Infrastruggle and the Battle Against Marketecture

Develop more critical thinking of the product pitches you get every day from the growing number of cloud services vendors and you'll begin to see that the real issues are often in what's not mentioned in vendor marketing.

Create a vSphere Lab with (Almost) No Effort

A few review-like words for Lab Guide's Autolab.

How To Set Active Directory Authentication with vCenter Server Appliance

One thing that is a must for most organizations is to join the vCenter Server to Active Directory. A few words of advice to do this smoothly.

How To Reclaim Datastores with VMware's Storage DRS Maintenance Mode

Get back the storage that once belonged to you with this tip for quick datastore reclamation.

The Twilight Zone of Storage

The numbers being tossed around by storage analysts are not adding up in this weirdest of dimensions.

How To Deduplicate Hyper-V VMs with Windows Server 2012 R2

Some handy tips to save space and keep Hyper-V VMs from bogging down the rest of your systems.

The Internet of Things and Beyond: 5 Things We’ll Be Tracking for a Better Tomorrow

What the Internet of Things offers is this huge opportunity to build intelligent applications that can actively optimize and direct just about any system that is dynamically programmable. Here are the five types of things that are soon likely to be “sensorized” in your IT shop.

SSD Smart Attributes with vSphere

What's so smart about SSDs? Plenty. Here's what you need to know when deploying them in your VMware virtualization practice.

How To Migrate VMware VMs via Open Virtualization Format

Have a fallback plan and learn how to use OVF to migrate VMware VMs.

Firmware, BIOS Updates: Your First Step To Upgrading Windows Server 2012 R2

It's always a good idea to make sure your hardware firmware and BIOS is updated prior to a major undertaking such as upgrading a server for hypervisor work. Besides, it's not that hard to do in the first place.

Configuring vSphere Flash Read Cache

It's read-only, but it's a big enough boost in speed to matter.

Five Reasons 2014 will be the Year of VDI

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has long been hailed as the capability we should all be using.

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