• Why ABM is migrating from VMware to Hyper-V

    Posted May 2, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Facilities solutions specialist ABM has more than 100,000 employees and customers around the world, all served by a small IT team struggling to deliver IT services to its constituents. It needed to find a way to deliver IT services faster and cheaper and says virtualization with Hyper-V is the way forward.
  • 10 most powerful cloud companies

    Posted December 8, 2011 - 3:15 pm

    Virtually every vendor has a cloud story to tell. But here are 10 companies that have distinguished themselves as the leaders in cloud computing.
  • Avoid downtime with Storage vMotion

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    Storage vMotion is often derided as an unnecessary feature you'll never need -- don't believe that for a second
  • Desktop Virtualization: 5 Popular Flavors, Explained

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    While VMware and Citrix go head-to-head over how to virtualize the desktop, most users say they prefer to deploy more than one flavor of desktop virtualization. Here's a look at today's five main desktop virtualization choices and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Products of the Week

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 6:00 am

    Our round-up of intriguing new products from VMware, Proofpoint, Infoblox among others.
  • Dirty vendor tricks

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 8:58 am

    Enterprise software and service vendors are a tricky bunch. Like skilled magicians, they use sleight of hand and misdirection to pull cash from your company's coffers.
  • The Great Virtualization Management and Migration Tools Race

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 8:52 pm

    Third-party virtualization companies appear to be taking advantage of what are traditionally slow news weeks in the technology business by rushing out a host of products designed to make virtualization infrastructures more manageable, cheaper, and easier to squeeze into previously unappreciated corners of the IT world.
  • VMware’s vSphere brings storage flexibility, greater speed to SaaS provider

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 4:45 pm

    When VMware launched its latest virtualization platform, vSphere, it introduced the phrase “cloud operating system” to the IT industry. The terminology may seem like a marketing gimmick, but there are real-world benefits in the over-hauled virtualization software, as one early user of vSphere has found.
  • Virtual desktops cut costs at Denver transportation agency

    Posted May 19, 2009 - 3:46 pm

    When your IT staff numbers only five people, an opportunity to reduce costs and make it easier to manage your desktop infrastructure is nothing to scoff at. That's the conclusion Trent Ratcliff of the Regional Transportation District in the Denver area came to when reviewing the potential of thin clients and desktop virtualization.
  • Does VMware vSphere solve IT's worries about Cloud?

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 10:32 am

    For all the hype about cloud computing in the enterprise, IT professionals continue to tell cloud-related vendors that the cloud will not be practical until several serious concerns are addressed. So, how well does vSphere address these key worries?
  • Mother Nature speeds school district virtualization project

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    Falcon School District 49 near Colorado Springs, Colo. had its entire data center fried by a Christmas-time blizzard in 2006 that covered the site's air conditioning compressors under a snow drift. The result was an internal data center temperature of 130 degrees that baked for 12 hours, and an insurance check that provided the needed funds for a virtualization project.
  • How Virtualization Improves Software Development

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 12:27 pm

    Here's a look at how and why some of today's developers are using virtualization and what their quibbles are with the technology as it stands.
  • Is virtualization adoption recession-proof?

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 6:15 pm

    Despite declining IT operating budgets, virtualization adoption will dramatically accelerate and continue to top the priority list CIOs in 2009, says VMware Inc.'s Canadian country manager Grant Aitken. But despite the virtualization giant's rosy forecast, industry observers remain much more cautious.
  • EMC takes the gloves off with VMware

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 9:53 pm

    Five years after purchasing VMware, EMC is becoming more aggressive in selling its own products and services alongside those of its virtualization subsidiary.
  • Riding the downturn: Network vendors eye new markets in ’09

    Posted January 8, 2009 - 5:44 pm

    Today's rough economy hasn't put the breaks on vendor ambition. Here's a look at what you can expect this year from Microsoft, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Avaya, and other key IT vendors, including their most pressing 2009 priorities and potential stumbling blocks.
  • Market meltdown: Which tech firms become predator and prey?

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 4:31 pm

    While most eyes are still on stopping the bleed on Wall Street, smart tech companies will likely take a page out of Warren Buffet's playbook by looking for merger and acquisition opportunities with stocks at multi-year lows. Here's a run-down of the potential prey and predators in this new buyer's market.
  • Virtual vs. Physical Appliances: 4 Compelling Reasons for Change

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 12:26 pm

    Virtual v’s Physical Appliances – 4 compelling reasons for change Executive Summary
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