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  • Technologies come and go, but managing networks is still about problem-solving

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Technologies come and go, but managing networks is still about problem-solving in a changing world, as these IT executives can attest.
  • Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.1.x On An OpenSUSE 11.2 Server

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x on a headless OpenSUSE 11.2 server.
  • Essential guide to Windows 7 management

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 12:38 pm

    Windows 7 offers several benefits to IT managers who can overcome management challenges. This collection of resources will help you deploy, manage, secure and virtualize Windows 7 in your environment.
  • Stealthy start-up backed by VMware founder Diane Greene looks to virtualize networks

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 10:15 am

    A start-up with financial backing from VMware founder Diane Greene is developing a network operating system designed to virtualize networks and create networks ideal for cloud deployments.
  • Juniper execs share network vision

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:30 pm

    Juniper Networks has always been about high performance and, since it straddles the carrier and enterprise markets, has an interesting perspective on where these worlds intersect. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Kim Perdikou, EVP and GM of the Infrastructure Products Group, and David Yen, EVP and GM of the Fabric and Switching Technologies Business Group, to discuss converging needs, tech trends and the company's Stratus project, a single-layer network architecture.
  • Enterprise IT: The top priorities

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Cautious optimism is the anecdotal sentiment we hear most often when discussing the health and demeanor of enterprise IT, and data from a recent study bears that out.
  • 10 recession-proof IT skills

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    The enterprise data center has become the corporate center of attention. If you want in, here are the skills you need to have.
  • Review

    Windows on the Mac

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    Parallels Desktop 5 and VMware Fusion 3 get faster, smarter, and optimized for Windows 7, while Sun’s VirtualBox 3.1 lags behind
  • Planning for virtualization? Beware of server overload

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    As virtualization stretches deeper into the enterprise to include mission-critical and resource-intensive applications, IT executives are learning that double-digit physical-to-virtual server ratios are things of the past.
  • VDI: 5 signs it's not for you

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 9:07 am

    If any of these situations apply, stop right here because you aren't cut out for VDI.
  • Cisco to unleash data center extensions

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 10:26 am

    Cisco next week is expected to unveil new and enhanced data center products that are designed to more easily interconnect and allocate resources among multiple data centers and are optimized for cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Wireless broadband: There's a gap for that

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Back in 2007, Nemertes Research predicted a "broadband access" gap that would begin affecting Internet connectivity by the year 2012.
  • NY hospital cuts power bill with thin-client virtualization

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    New York City's Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers is saving power and money by replacing its desktop computers with thin clients running virtualized operating systems.
  • Casino banks on social networking, mobile technology and virtualization

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 12:48 pm

    At Cache Creek Casino, IT boss Rod Luck embraces social networking, despite concerns about security.
  • Coraid peeks out of the cloud

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:58 am

    A not-so new startup came out of stealth recently. Coraid, which was founded in 2000, announced that it has a new CEO and new funding and backing.
  • Linux, Windows or both? Doesn't matter to virtual desktop vendor, Ulteo

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:50 am

    Ulteo is poised to offer commercial support for its free virtual desktop infrastructure software, which the open-source startup says will cost companies a fraction of established offerings from Citrix Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and VMware Inc.
  • Citrix sees smartphone as thin client

    Posted February 2, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Remote application software provider Citrix and mobile virtualization software vendor Open Kernel Labs have joined to author a specification for turning tomorrow's smartphones into mobile thin-client devices, the two companies announced today. They call their creation the Nirvana Phone.
  • Your Kids and Your PCs: Tips for Peaceful Coexistence

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    How do you keep your PC settings and files safe from your kids, while keeping your kids safe from trouble online? Here are some easy solutions including free virtualization programs.
  • How Many Virtual Machines Fit on Your Server?

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Virtualization capacity planning tools are available all over, but sometimes the intangibles make a big impact on performance. Here's expert advice on proper sizing of physical servers for multiple VMs.
  • Virtualization: Behind the scenes

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    I recently wrapped up my second (nearly) annual look at three leading Intel Mac virtualization products--VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and VirtualBox--along with an overview piece designed to help you figure out which one best suits your needs.
  • Hospital CTO identifies virtualization gotchas

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children has learned the hard way that virtualization efforts won't be successful if vendors aren't ready to support you, according to its director of technology.
  • Oracle brings Solaris, Sparc into virtualization portfolio

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Oracle plans to broaden its range of virtualization offerings, thanks to a number of applications obtained in the Sun Microsystems acquisition, said Oracle chief architect Edward Screven.
  • Data Center Employment Down: Bad for the Private Cloud?

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Despite the fact that data center staffing and budgets face plenty of pressure, IT shops say they want to build out private clouds. CIO.com's Bernard Golden explains the truth about these two trends.
  • Virtualization: Which one to use?

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    A little over a year ago, I wrote a story comparing the then-current versions of the three major programs for running Windows (and other operating systems) on a Mac: Fusion 2.0, Parallels Desktop 4, and VirtualBox 2. The conclusion of that article wasn't too surprising: Your choice of a virtualization application depends largely on what you want to do with it.
  • Sybase joins in-memory database fray

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Sybase's flagship database can now run entirely within memory
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