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April 13, 2017
Red Hat Summit 2017 is quickly upon us. Catch up on what Red Hat has been up to this year and what to expect from the summit -- from DevOps to container and API management.
July 25, 2016
Cisco has launched a vCenter plug-in for connecting the VMware management tool to applications running on non-virtualized servers.
May 27, 2016
Zerto's cloud-based Virtual Manager hypervisor replication tool copies applications and data to the public cloud and does failback for disaster recovery.
April 21, 2016
TechTarget survey results highlight the growth of IT performance management tools that provide automated feedback to problems with applications, server virtualization and the cloud.
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VMware Tools optimizes VMs within a vSphere infrastructure. Although it's typically bundled with ESXi hosts, you can also manually install VMware Tools via an ISO image. Continue Reading
With a technology as new as hyper-converged infrastructure, it seems odd to be talking about the likelihood of significant changes in its development. Still, the future of HCI is beginning to take shape in ways that are more than mere incremental adjustments. Change is on its way -- and it looks like it's in a hurry.
How can it be that the next wave of HCI innovation is already rolling in? Are the standard HCI product offerings already about to be overtaken?
The cover story in this issue of Modern Infrastructure looks at these questions, examining how container-driven bundles and pay-as-you-go options could change how the future of HCI takes shape. If such innovations don't supplant the standard HCI appliance business model, they may at least create fresh approaches to HCI delivery and support.
HCI has won early acceptance more quickly that many predicted, and vendors sense a big opportunity ahead. To capitalize, they are looking to address some of the key objections potential buyers raise. Greater flexibility in how HCI is configured and sold could be welcome news to IT organizations put off by the current options. And the ability to pay for what's being used as opposed to what's built into a particular appliance could change the minds of some skeptical decision-makers.
Startups in the still-young market are looking to distinguish themselves by modeling their offerings on cloud services and incorporating container technologies. Vendors seen as the established players in the market may already be looking over their shoulders.
Hyper-converged infrastructure isn't a traditional IT product, so maybe it makes sense that the future of HCI will veer from the expected path.Continue Reading
Distributed Resource Scheduler and High Availability have their own use cases, but also work together to help balance workloads across the environment. Continue Reading
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Nutanix hypervisor components, including controller VMs, and Prism, its management control plane, help simplify management. Learn more about how these components work together. Continue Reading
The Red Hat Virtualization platform can be a powerful tool in your arsenal. Take this quiz on RHV pricing, updates and functionality to see if you know your stuff. Continue Reading
Citrix and VMware's workspace management tools are built on the foundation of existing technologies. As a result, understanding the parts that make up the whole is critical. Continue Reading
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Admins can view infrastructure information in the services relationship, VM relationships, service distribution and service visibility dashboards of the vROps Service Discovery MP. Continue Reading
DR in large virtualized environments can be a challenge. Use VMware DR tools like vSAN, vSphere Replication and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery to ease planning. Continue Reading
The virt-manager suite can be used to manage servers and build clouds, but it also has advanced features for live migration, load balancing and resource monitoring. Continue Reading
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Management tools intended for private clouds are key to troubleshooting performance issues because they provide insight that traditional virtualization management tools might not. Continue Reading
Virtualization sprawl is the result of careless resource provisioning, and it can waste valuable computing resources, but, with the right tactics, it's possible to control VM sprawl. Continue Reading
With very few exceptions, applications can -- and should -- go on virtual machines. IT admins benefit from better application management and increased automation. Continue Reading