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VMware's upcoming public cloud and AMD's 64-bit ARM servers are technologies for the data center that exemplify the changes in the IT industry.
Stagnant strategies for data center cooling will keep energy bills climbing ever higher, but a more modern approach can bring them back down to earth.
The rise of converged systems has brought a new level of manageability to the data center, but these integrated offerings have a few drawbacks.
As with many other facets of virtualization, VM resource allocation is becoming automated. Find out what tools you can use for automated provisioning.
Columbia Sportswear parlayed server virtualization into a private cloud. Along the way, it found that its management tools needed serious rethinking.
Dodge dreaded downtime by enabling power management in your oVirt 3.1 environment.
Conventional wisdom has Google and AWS locked in the Price War of the Titans with the launch of GCE, but a deeper look reveals a different truth.
After making the case for cloud based on high availability, IT pros are upset by cloud outages. With planning, there are ways to craft a strategy.
Amazon Redshift has intriguing pricing and features, but beware of its differences from a traditional, on-premises data warehouse.
A traditional Windows security scan may lure IT into complacency about desktop vulnerabilities, so look at four areas to beef up Windows security.
New operating systems are always accompanied by compatibility concerns. Windows 8 app compatibility is no different, or is it?
This week, our expert answers a question on how a hidden file can hinder the Windows startup process and how to restore the Windows Boot Manager.