server virtualization

  • 6 reasons small businesses need virtualization

    Posted January 11, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    If you run a small or mid-sized business, server virtualization promises cost savngs and improved IT efficiency. To help ensure you understand the advantages, we drew up a list of the most tangible benefits that virtualization has to offer small and mid-sized businesses
  • What you missed: The top sleeper tech stories of 2010

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Apple's quiet enterprise ascendance, looming ERP-like disasters in health care, the solution to a big security hole, and more didn't get the media attention they deserved -- until now
  • What you missed: Server virtualization has stalled, despite the hype

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Given all of the emphasis on server virtualization in the last few years, you'd expect utilization to have increased sharply. But it hasn't. According to Gartner research, overall utilization is still at 18 percent -- and utilization of x86 servers is one-third lower at 12 percent.
  • Network World's top 12 green IT products

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:55 am

    A dozen nitty gritty tools and technologies that cut energy costs, boost data center efficiency and promote green IT practices.
  • How to build a solid server virtualization foundation

    Posted September 9, 2010 - 9:29 am

    Dramatic cost and agility benefits make server virtualization an essential part of any data center. Here's how to plan, deploy, and maintain a sound virtual infrastructure
  • Cloud vs. in-house: Where to run that data center app?

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    One of the biggest decisions IT managers have to make is how and where to run data center applications. Fortunately, there are multiple choices that lower costs and increase business agility, including server virtualization, internal clouds, public clouds and external private clouds.
  • Security and regulatory concerns slow some server virtualization efforts

    Posted May 28, 2009 - 9:31 am

    The Stanford Hospital & Clinics, part of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., has shifted about half of its applications from traditional server platforms to VMware-based virtual machines (VM) -- and found it strongly impacted decision-making on security.
  • Quiz highlights benefits, limits of server virtualization

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    How much do you know about the benefits, limitations and drawbacks of server virtualization? Take this quiz to see how your understanding compares with that of the experts -- and gain some food for thought as you contemplate whether and where to use virtualization.
  • Securing Virtual Machines Starts With Sound Policies

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 12:43 pm

    The ease and speed of deploying a virtualized environment has allowed some IT professionals to overlook security concerns that may be brewing up in the cloud.
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