Virtualization


Virtualization Best Practices: Tweaked Proverbs

Despite the novelty of virtualization (along with its unforeseen applications), tried-and-true axioms and sage wisdom of the past -- albeit with new twists -- can guide best practices while treading uncovered ground.

Sun Releases Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3

Major upgrade expands VMware support, Open Storage integration, and Active Directory support

Q&A: Getting Virtualization Right

How can IT determine what should be virtualized, then know when the right mix has been achieved?

Everything's Coming up Virtual

In a tough economic climate, IT organizations will look to virtualization to reduce TCO, slash their energy costs, and keep up with competitors

Computing in the Clouds: Enterprise-Ready by 2015

According to Gartner, cloud computing still has some maturing to do

Multi-Core Enterprise Computing: A Ferrari Engine in a Go-Cart

Chip densities are doubling every 24 months, but a new report says few applications can take advantage of the change.

SHARE Survey Sheds Light on Virtual Trends

IT is moving toward total enterprise virtualization, a strategy that proposes to transform both the practice and the purpose of virtualization.



Avoiding Downtime in Virtualized Environments

Virtualization can create single points of failure. We show you how to protect yourself.

Q&A: Best Practices for a Greener Data Center

What technologies and best practices can make a data center greener?

A Trio of Technologies for Tackling Expansions in the Data Center

When used together, server virtualization with N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), blade servers, and Fibre Channel SANs provide a mature, robust infrastructure for data centers.

The Year in Review, The Trends Ahead

It was a pretty good year, for IT spending at least.

Getting Real About Server Virtualization

Some manufacturers are buying so much of the advertising in magazines that articles critical of certain products never see the light of day.

Q&A: Managing a Heterogeneous Environment of Virtualized and Physical Desktops

What's behind the move to mixing physical and virtualized desktops in an enterprise?

Q&A: Dynamic Capacity Planning in a Virtual World

We explore the challenges of capacity planning and how IT can best balance performance and risk in virtualized environments.

Can Going Green Slow Data Center Expansion?

Proponents say “going green” can help companies save money, but a secondary benefit may be just as important: delaying data center expansion.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Previewed at PDC

No specific ship date announced

z10 BC: A Thoroughly Modern Mainframe for the Rest of Us

The z10 BC isn't as big or brawny as its beefy sibling, but it has lots of power and is priced to move. Call it a mainframe system for the rest of us.

Q&A: Virtualization and Rigorous Testing

We examine how virtualization can benefit developers, the drawbacks of the technology when it comes to testing, and best practices developers can use to exploit the capabilities of virtualization.

Data Center Under the Gun: Welcome to the Party

Data center managers have their hands full, from compliance costs (including the threat of fines and imprisonment for Sarbanes-Oxley violations) to front-office interference.

Virtualization Market Strong but Slowing, Report Says

IDC study depicts a slowing worldwide market for virtualized servers; Microsoft and interoperability may be the hot topics for 2009