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HP 3PAR StoreServe 7400 combines high scalability, high performance, and a big bag of tricks for easing storage management
VMware takes virtualization higher and deeper with rich storage automation and more advanced virtual networking tools
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V brings advanced virtualization features to small shops, but VMware still reigns at the high end
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V combines easy setup and management with new features that lower the entry barrier to highly available virtualization clusters
Puppet is model-driven, Ruby is procedural, and both are large, messy, open source ecosystems plagued with pitfalls
Thin clients can't be cracked or hacked; they don't have fans or disks to fail; they don't need to be patched nearly as often as Windows; they don't draw much power; and they don't cost a whole lot of money to buy or maintain.
The Cisco UCS Express family is a new set of blades that add high-performance general-purpose Intel server capabilities to the ISR G2 series of routers.
The Cisco CSR 1000V router is designed for enterprise network managers who want to have a little piece of their Cisco infrastructure in the cloud.
Dell's VMware-based cloud infrastructure provides all of the flexibility and complexity of the leading enterprise virtualization platform
ScienceLogic EM7 brings ultraflexible, ultrascalable, carrier-grade network monitoring to the enterprise
With Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft brings excellent cloud features and pay-as-you-go pricing to the world's best office suite
SoftLayer brings fine-grained configuration options, high performance, and interesting extras to the self-service cloud
The race for virtualization dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.
Microsoft's cloud wows with great price-performance, Windows toolchain integration, and plenty of open source options
Rackspace stands apart with familiar tools, open standards, and enterprise-grade support
Joyent's very smart SmartOS proves that some cloud servers are better than others
We tested the Windows Server 2012 Editions and Windows 8 Professional/Enterprise Editions on a Gigabit Ethernet switched network, principally using an HP DL580G8 with four 2.17Ghz quad-core Intel Xeon CPUs, 64GB of memory, and four high-speed local drives. We also used an NFS store for developing ISO images, then used VHD and VMDX images to build Windows 2012 and experimented with Windows 8 images. We also tested Windows Server 2012 on VMware vSphere 5.1, and Citrix XenServer 5.6, where we found no difficulties in mounting and managing Windows Server VMs. We tested features, spawned new virtual machines, configured routing and (tiny) VLANs to emulate environmental multi-tenancy successfully.
Silver Peak VX virtual appliance matches physical WAN appliances in both features and performance
HP's OpenStack-based IaaS cloud blends openness and portability with nice proprietary extras and welcome hand-holding
NEC wanted to reduce network management costs, while increasing network visibility, decreasing mean-time-to-repair, improving stability and mitigating the risk of downtime. Download today to hear from Cameron Craig, Senior department manager of NEC on what approach they took and why.
HandBrake is an opensource tool that allows you to backup your DVDs so that you can store and watch them on your computer. Features include: ...
Allianz Shared Infrastructure Services SE (ASIC) wanted to replace its current suite of management tools, some of which had been developed in-house, with a standard solution for the management of 600 network components in its data centre, in order to reduce costs and further improve quality. Find out what approach they took download today.
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