You can expect some incremental changes to both the VMware hypervisor (ESXi) and management console (vCenter Server) with this latest release.
A look at the primary use cases of Microsoft's "hybrid cloud appliance" and how it might fit into your organization’s cloud strategy.
- By Paul Schnackenburg
Careful selection of your cloud partners is essential. Start small, and build experience and trust over time.
A stagnant and feature-poor market has grown into a rich and vibrant ecosystem filled with a variety of offerings to meet any need.
Beyond management applications there are more practical concerns that need to be borne in mind when thinking about engaging in hybrid and multi-cloud IT deployments.
If you've been tasked with embracing the cloud, how exactly do you get there? Here's a rundown of the basic workloads to consider.
I can't tell you which monitoring solution is right for your mix of workloads and infrastructure, but I can tell you what to keep an eye out for.
The level of attention to privacy, security and data sovereignty won't be easy. Companies that haven't already started down this path are potentially in deep, deep trouble.
With a mixture of backup methods, understanding the workloads to be protected and tackling technical debt, even the smallest organizations can achieve near-zero data loss.
Not all backup and DR solutions support all methods, and not all methods are appropriate for all workloads. Choose wisely.
Be sure to familiarize yourself with the limitations and capabilities of cloud DR.
A relatively simple process, provided you know how to work around some of the "gothcas."
IT monitoring is largely broken up into network monitoring and everything else. Trevor Pott looks at the fundamental underpinnings of both network and server and application monitoring.
The cloud might be the future, but there's no rush -- take the time to do it right.
Using a major public cloud provider or a services provider's cloud for disaster recovery (DR) requires a lot of thought. Trevor Pott runs down what you need to consider.
A look at what's new in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Data Protection Manager (DPM) and Operations Manager (SCOM), for your virtualized infrastructure, either Hyper-V or VMware.
- By Paul Schnackenburg
From vSphere Replication to SRM, Trevor Pott discusses disaster recovery basics.
It might be tempting to assume that 2018 will be smooth sailing for the containerization movement. However, things aren't quite that simple.
Due to the dynamic nature of containers and their ability to scale, they present unique security challenges and, predictably, various companies have emerged to address these challenges.
The intersection of two emerging technologies, and what it means for the future of computing.