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According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

According to VMware, Software-Defined Data Center Leads to Software-Defined Enterprise

During the past several years, I’ve researched the data center market and talked to many people involved in the industry. When I started with that market, I was surprised that many people in it assumed that I came from Facility, even though I came from IT. At many data center conferences, the majority of the [...]

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How 1 Person’s iPad Sync Brought Down Our Exchange Server

How 1 Person’s iPad Sync Brought Down Our Exchange Server

At Coyote Creek, we’ve deployed iPads here to all employees. We all love our iPads, including the convenience of being able to use them for sending and receiving emails, calendar items, etc. However, we’ve recently experienced a pretty serious problem that we wanted to warn you about. Best as we can tell, this problem is [...]

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How Running an IT Shop is Like Running a Baseball Team

How Running an IT Shop is Like Running a Baseball Team

While I know a lot more about running an IT shop than running a baseball team, when I stop to think about it I realize that the two really do have a lot in common. Here are some of the important things you need to do in either situation. Download Whitepaper

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Selection Criteria for Choosing Mobile Device Management Software

Selection Criteria for Choosing Mobile Device Management Software

Thanks to the “bring your own device” movement, many organizations now have the need for mobile device management solutions that can manage the employee-owned devices that are accessing their corporate networks. The good news is there are numerous providers in the mobile device management solution arena, many options to choose from, and a known set [...]

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A Quick Look at Structure 2011

This is a summary of Structure 2011, held recently by GigaOM in San Francisco. In this blog I report what I observed but without going into details. I plan to cover some of the subjects in more detail as time permits in future blogs. Similar conferences have sessions that run 50 to 90 minutes. Sessions [...]

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CapacityVIEW – Free VMware Tool

CapacityVIEW is a free VMware assessment tool that is a must for all VMware admins. This powerful, free tool installs on your Windows desktop in minutes to provide quick diagnostics and alerts to the storage and server capacity and performance issues in your VMware infrastructure. It quickly exposes: • The number of VMs with performance [...]

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StorageVIEW – Free Tool Gives VMware Storage Visibility

StorageVIEW is a free VMware assessment tool that focuses on providing visibility into the storage components of your VMware environment, such as: • Top five host/datastore paths with the highest latency • Listing of the associated VMs for these high latency paths • Throughput information for each VM in the high latency path It’s Free [...]

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VMware Backup, Archive, and Disaster Recovery: Next Generation VMware Data Protection

When VMware released its vStorage API for Data Protection (VADP), the company revolutionized data protection capabilities for virtual environments. Unitrends has incorporated support for VADP to provide seamless next generation support for VMware licensed ESXi and ESX environments for all of its backup appliances. The Unitrends backup solution enables VMware 3.5 and vSphere 4 backup, [...]

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Six Fairy Tales of VMware and Hyper-V Backup

Cinderella. Snow White. Hansel and Gretal. VMware host level backup works well with all deduplication strategies. These famous, and not so famous, fairy tales have one thing in common – they are fiction. In this paper we explore six fairy tales of VMware and Hyper-V backup. Like all fairy tales, our virtualization backup fairy tales [...]

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SharePoint Development and Virtualization Challenges – Part 2

In the first part of this series the situation of a SharePoint developer was described needing a recreation of the customer’s environment in order to implement a solution which runs on his staging server as well as on the customer’s production environment. You can create complex environments using a remote environment used by different developers [...]

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