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Dig Deep Into Your Hypervisors

Don't take your hypervisors for granted. If you know them at a surface level, you don't know them at all.

Meeting Old Friends, Making New Ones

It's a little more worn now, but I'm pleased to announce that I'm back in the saddle of Virtualization Review.

Working with VMware's Virtual SAN

Here are five tips that will help make your experience with VMware vSAN more productive.

An Expert's VMworld 2014 'Must Attend' Session List

James Brown details the sessions he's put on his schedule, and discusses why you might want to add some of them, too.

Implementing an Effective Mobility Strategy With the 'Core Four'

Get out of the mindset of locking down individual devices and providing remote access to resources.

VMworld: The Modern-Day COMDEX

It's not about the swag anymore.

Do You Need WAN Optimization?

An expert weighs in on how to decide that you need more bandwidth.

Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Adapt or Go Extinct

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.

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.

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.

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