Performance monitoring tools preemptively thwart run-the-business application problems, but only when you have the right APM tool for the job.
Disaster recovery planning and infrastructure builds vex IT managers. Cloud services offer lower costs and more flexibility, but not without risk.
Most of the IT budget goes to maintaining the data center hardware and software. Consider outsourcing for better support.
Virtualization documentation can swallow up huge chunks of time if you have to retrace your steps. Recording what you do as you do it could save lots of time down the road.
It's important to not only take the big issues into consideration but also remember about small problems to keep a secure virtualization environment.
Recent reports have shown that the vast majority of businesses are struggling to overcome private cloud challenges. Why is it so difficult and is it worth the trouble?
VMware's February announcements focused on the features of the upcoming vSphere 6 release, but some cloud news also caught interest of the VMware faithful.
VMware has expanded its virtualization product line dramatically, but the core of the company lies within its popular hypervisor technology.
VMware offers two options for virtual switches that share basic functions, but only one comes with the top-of-the-line license option.
Parallels acquired 2X Software to add app publishing, but faces a difficult battle with entrenched virtual desktop vendors Citrix and VMware.
The reasons you started virtualizing apps may not still hold true today. You have to migrate off Microsoft App-V 4.5 or 4.6 eventually, so now's the time to decide what you need from an app virt tool.
Shops that only need to support a few virtual desktops, have transient desktop needs or lack the in-house expertise to do VDI are all good potential DaaS customers.
Exchange Online's conditional access features gives organizations tighter control over how they keep end users' devices and information safe.
Office 365 Video gives enterprises a new, easy way to post and view videos while providing control over who can access them.
Password management is tricky, especially with on-premises and cloud setups. Azure's password write-back option can help with password sync problems.