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  • What I've Learned About Server Virtualization

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 8:49 pm

    Bryan Sastokas, CIO of the city of Coral Springs, Fla. advises that anyone looking to get into virtualization should invest in a management tool for figuring out capacities available on the virtual hosts. Here are other lessons he learned during a recent virtualization deployment.
  • Top data center challenges include social networks, rising energy costs

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    Rising use of social networks, rising energy costs, and a need to understand new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing are among the top issues IT leaders face in the evolving data center.
  • Desktop virtualization cheat sheet

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    A collection of articles, slideshows, multimedia content on desktop virtualization/virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • The top 100 IT projects of 2009

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 10:33 am

    2009 InfoWorld 100 Awards: IT remains the lifeblood of forward-thinking organizations, as this year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor attest.
  • New guide explains ins and outs of server virtualization

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    InfoWorld's 24-page PDF 'Deep Dive' report features how-to and buying advice from the tech-expert site's editors and contributors
  • Open-source virtualization: Who's biting?

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Virtualization is unarguably one of the biggest trends of the past few years, and open-source software has been on the IT radar for a while now. So does that make open-source virtualization twice as much of a good thing?
  • 2009's top 10 emerging enterprise technologies

    Posted November 18, 2009 - 12:42 am

    A quick tour of InfoWorld's top picks for 2009's most significant up-and-coming technologies for business
  • Riverbed looks to speed cloud applications, storage

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Riverbed has a plan to accelerate applications and storage resources that are located in a cloud computing environment and delivered over the Internet to private data centers, distributed branch offices and mobile users.
  • IBM offers Symphony on Keepod USB devices

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    IBM announced Tuesday that its free Lotus Symphony office productivity suite is now available on Keepods -- thin USB devices made by the Italian company NSEC.
  • The Grill: Tom Georgens

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 1:11 pm

    Tom Georgens, CEO at NetApp Inc., discusses how the loss of the bidding war for Data Domain will affect NetApp, as well as what's in store for the company in terms of virtualization, cloud computing and other possible technology company buyouts.
  • Setting up a Virtual Machine on Your PC

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    It's easy to set up a virtual machine on your PC, creating a machine within a machine, using free desktop virtualization software from VMware. Here's a look at the advantages, plus instructions.
  • HP pushes thin clients with new hardware, tools

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 3:10 am

    Hewlett-Packard is trying to tackle concerns about the cost and complexity of thin-client computing with new products and tools announced Tuesday.
  • Cloud SLA: Another Point of View

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:39 pm

    Critics are piling on the gripes about cloud computing service level agreements. But let's discuss the assumption that enterprise data centers operate at far higher availability rates than cloud providers: Frankly, I'm unconvinced.
  • AT&T offers cloud-based computing capacity

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:40 am

    AT&T upped its cloud portfolio Monday when announced it was working with VMware and Sun Microsystems to develop its own cloud computing service.
  • 5 things missing in VMware's new virtual desktop app, View 4

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 9:39 am

    With VMware Inc.'s release of View 4, the company is making some big promises on performance and price. Here are five areas to consider before taking the plunge.
  • Intel/AMD deal could help solve virtualization compatibility problems

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Server customers could benefit from improved competition, compatibility between servers in wake of Intel/AMD settlement
  • Citrix virtual desktop customers still using VMware on back end

    Posted November 11, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Citrix's desktop virtualization customers are still using VMware's server hypervisor on the back end, but a Citrix executive claims a shift away from VMware is afoot.
  • Review

    Deep dive: SAN and NAS virtualization

    Posted November 11, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    How storage virtualization technologies allow you to keep pace with ever-increasing storage requirements while maintaining high availability and service levels
  • VMware has new view of desktop virtualisation

    Posted November 11, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    VMware launches new version of View
  • Review

    How Cisco UCS reinvents the datacenter

    Posted November 10, 2009 - 9:09 am

    If you could design a blade server system entirely from scratch, it might look a whole lot like Cisco's Unified Computing System
  • VMware bolsters desktop virtualization product

    Posted November 9, 2009 - 11:09 pm

    VMware's latest desktop virtualization software features a new remote desktop protocol designed to improve low-bandwidth experience.
  • Cloud computing, virtualization proponents getting antsy

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    While many organizations have only begun down the cloud computing and virtualization roads in the past few years, some in the industry can't wait to take these technologies to the next level.
  • The State of Cloud Computing in Japan

    Posted November 5, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    What can you learn from a conversation with Japan's second-largest telco, which is also a cloud service provider? Plenty, says CIO.com's Bernard Golden.
  • How to Create a Virtual PC on Windows 7

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    Windows 7 is already a big hit for Microsoft, according to market-share tracker Net Applications, which shows it rising past all the extant versions of Linux and Windows except Vista and XP and into fourth place hot on the heels of the Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Parallels says new Mac virtualization app keeps edge over VMware

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 7:40 am

    Parallels Inc. released the latest version of its Windows virtualization software for Mac computers on Wednesday, which it claims remains faster and more powerful than VMware Inc.'s rival app.
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