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  • Getting started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

    Posted July 10, 2014 - 9:08 pm

    There are several deployment choices, but none is overly complex to set up.
  • Getting started with Docker

    Posted July 7, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server
  • Virtualizing Oracle software: Don't pay for what you don't need

    Posted May 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm

    Moving Oracle databases to virtual infrastructure may not result in software savings. Here's why, and what you can do about it.
  • 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.
  • Containers bring a skinny new world of virtualization to Linux

    Posted May 1, 2014 - 7:21 am

    Containers, a different, lightweight take on virtualization, has finally gone mainstream with Linux Containers (LXC) and Docker -- and that spells big changes for server farms, data centers, and the cloud.
  • Top 10 open source projects launched in the past year

    Posted January 29, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    Black Duck picks the open source rookies of the year.
  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Posted January 13, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back.
  • Virtual desktop infrastructure offers risks and rewards

    Posted December 16, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    After years of false starts, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products are here. They work, and if implemented correctly they can deliver substantial cost savings to enterprise IT shops. What are the risks and rewards involved in embarking on a VDI implementation for your organization?
  • How to beat storage bottlenecks in a flash

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    When a data visualization and analysis software provider found that its backend storage was slowing down its developers, it resisted the urge to add capacity. Instead, it turned to a software solution that scales storage performance using virtualization.
  • Where do SDNs fit in the data center?

    Posted September 17, 2013 - 1:13 pm

    As CIOs try to make sense of the hype surrounding software-defined networks (SDNs) and their potential in data centers, some experts and vendors say IT leaders are looking for answers in all the wrong places.
  • Companies take bold steps into desktop virtualization

    Posted March 11, 2013 - 10:11 am

    Five organizations that have experienced the benefits, challenges and ROI of desktop virtualization offer tips for successful implementations.
  • Creating cohesive storage management

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 2:43 pm

    Vendors of storage management tools are moving toward a 'single pane of glass' product that can automatically provision, resize, back up and recover storage across multiple public and private clouds, across systems from different vendors and for virtual machines running hypervisors from multiple vendors.
  • Modern warfare meets actual warfare

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 11:35 am

    Before the US Army brings a war-fighter to Iraq or Afghanistan, the Dismounted Soldier Training System brings Iraq or Afghanistan to them.
  • Forecast for systems administrators: Cloudy

    Posted August 2, 2012 - 6:55 am

    Cloud computing and virtualization are redefining the role of the systems administrator. Here's how smart sysadmins are staying ahead out of the wave.
  • For BYOD best practices, secure data, not devices

    Posted July 17, 2012 - 8:58 pm

    IT organizations are justifiably concerned about the security risks inherent in bringing your own device (BYOD). Many are turning to mobile device management (MDM) products and services to address the problem. But a number of mobile security vendors believe organizations are focusing the device when they should be focusing on the data.
  • Virtualization versus a private cloud

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:37 am

    Two great strategies for cutting IT overhead. What you gain on the swings, you may lose on the roundabout.
  • Up-and-coming tech jobs

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 1:54 pm

    Big changes in IT are spawning a new class of tech job titles. Here are a few up-and-comers -- and a rundown of the skills you need to land these positions.
  • How to virtualize mission-critical applications

    Posted April 30, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    Enterprises are virtualizing more and more of their workloads. The benefits are well-known: consolidation and infrastructure efficiency; faster provisioning of applications and better configuration management; universal high-availability services; automated resource optimization, and dynamic scaling of applications.
  • How to wrangle your virtual machines

    Posted March 28, 2012 - 6:05 am

    While vendors continue to work toward a single console, or "single pane of glass" tools, customers must choose from products that manage only parts of their environments or focus on specific problems such as the sprawl of unused virtual machines, security or backup.
  • Is mobile virtualization ready for your business?

    Posted March 19, 2012 - 7:07 am

    Virtualization is a reality in most date centers these days, but now IT executives are looking at mobile virtualization as a result of the BYOD culture. By running two instances of an operating system on a smartphone, you can relegate personal apps and services to one OS and business services to a more secure OS.
  • IT's 6-step guide to adopting consumerization

    Posted March 5, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Most businesses are accepting, even embracing, consumer technology. What do they know that you don't?
  • Need an agile infrastructure? Do your homework

    Posted January 18, 2012 - 3:55 pm

    To keep pace with a fast-changing business environment, these companies are ditching inflexible legacy systems in favor of software as a service and cloud computing. Are they getting the speed, flexibility and cost savings they thought they would?
  • 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
  • 'Server huggers' impede cloud migrations

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Chipita America has become almost serverless over the past six years by moving its ERP, EDI and BI systems, Office and Exchange applications and file servers to the cloud.
  • How to guard your data as it travels among cloud providers

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    Some cloud computing vendors outsource parts of their services to subcontractors, who may in turn outsource to others. Here's how to know who has your company's data and how secure it really is.
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