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We use an IBM System z mainframe and it's time to update some aging tape drives. How big of a difference is there between the tape storage products on the market?
Tape, disk, virtual disk and other storage media all work with my mainframe, but how do I decide which is the best option for storing data?
I want to share a tape drive between the IBM System z mainframe and other IBM systems. Are there prerequisites for tape drive sharing?
IT pros’ interest in software-defined data centers continues to grow as tools, such as VMware’s EVO:RAIL, offers IT an effective small business option.
VMware jumped into the container market and announced a partnership with Docker, Google and Pivotal at VMworld 2014. VMware says that virtual machines and containers will work together.
Users left wanting to know more about vSphere 6.0 after day one of VMworld. Their wishes were granted on day two when VMware introduced new features in its latest suite of virtualization products.
Evolution from IaaS to PaaS seems like a no-brainer as the benefits of cloud platforms becomes clear. However, there's no one way to skin a cat, and finding the best path to PaaS means sifting through three possible options.
Cloud costs can quickly skyrocket if the budget isn't kept in check. Cloud cost analysis tools, such as CloudCheckr and Cloudability, however, can help avoid that monthly sticker shock.
VMware's vRealize Suite enables companies to manage workloads from multiple public cloud providers, but concerns about deployment complexity have experts questioning its success.
IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.
While Windows 8 does include Windows Fax and Scan, it doesn't create PDFs of scanned documents. Here are some Windows 8 PDF reader workarounds.
Microsoft is ending security and technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows 7 PCs by Jan. 12, 2016. Web apps still running past the Internet Explorer 8 end of life deadline face compromising legacy data.