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The Storage Explosion Is Here

There's a dizzying selection of storage solutions out there. Which one is right for you? The answer will often be "more than one."

Hyper-V in the Real World

Microsoft's virtualization platform has matured into a solid, dependable workhorse. Here's a primer for getting the most out of it.

Designing vSphere Environments for High Availability

Of course disaster recovery is important for any datacenter; but it's even better to not have to recover from a disaster.

High Availability: Past, Present and Future

To understand what HA solutions best fit your environment, you need to understand their history and how they've evolved.

Real-Life Azure, Part 2: Branch Office Setup

Digging into Azure IaaS, migrating LOB systems and more.

Boxing, VVOLs And Replication

Is Using Virtual Volumes the equivalent of getting hit by Mike Tyson?

Real-Life Azure, Part 1: Setting Up the Environment

In this first installment on moving to a hybrid cloud, our fictional company decides on the cloud provider and creates the infrastructure.

External Applications with VMware Horizon Workspace and SAML

How to leverage Security Assertion Markup Language to pass authentication information to Salesforce.

LAG vs. LBT for vSwitch Uplinks in vSphere

Load balancing in the virtual world is often misunderstood. Learn the different methods and which one you should use in a given situation.

Storage: The Next Generation

Qumulo demonstrates its new file system, the heart of its software-defined-storage product.

5 Tips for Getting VMware Certified

There are wrong ways and right ways to prepare for your tests. Here are some of the right ways.

Hyper-V Sneak Peek: Windows Server vNext Edition

The Microsoft hypervisor gets a major makeover. See what's on the way.

Breaking Down VMware VSAN 6.0

How does the new, all-flash version compare with VSAN 5.5?

A Quick Peek into the VMware Integrated OpenStack

VMware has added a lot of value to the open source, private cloud platform.

Breaking Down vSphere 6.0

Analyst Tom Fenton says the flagship VMware product has a host of upgrades that should please admins.

2015 Virtualization Predictions

2015 is no longer on the way -- it's here. What do some leading virtualization and cloud industry experts expect to see this year?

A First Look at the HP StoreServ Management Console

Efficient and easy block and file storage.

What Admins Need to Know About Azure

If you haven't looked at or used Microsoft Azure lately, you're missing out. See what it offers, and find out if it will benefit your business.

Are Containers the Beginning of the End of Virtual Machines?

As Docker rises in importance, the idea of the traditional VM is being challenged.

Microsoft's Scale-Out File Server Overcomes SAN Cloud Barriers

There are no SANs in the cloud because the venerable storage technology just doesn't scale to that level. But there are ways around it, and Microsoft shops should start with the company's Scale-Out File Server.

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