Cloud + virtualisation

Two alternatives to server virtualisation

17 July, 2009 by John Burke

Learn about two virtualisation techniques that you can use instead of server virtualisaiton.

Ease VM admin with Hyper-V snapshots

16 July, 2009 by Robert McShinsky

Hyper-V's snapshot feature may not be that useful as a backup plan, but they can help administrators cope with the pains of  virtual machines.

How Cisco UCS affects virtual storage

14 July, 2009 by Marc Staimer

Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) has ramifications for data stored on virtual servers. This tip explains what UCS changes and how to cope with it.

Virtual backup explained

13 July, 2009 by Anthony Adshead

Roy Illsley, analyst at Butler Group explains the bigges problems that arise when backing up virtual machines, and what you can do about them.

Pay heed to security when going virtual

09 July, 2009 by Ron Condon

Organisations are leaping head first into virtualisation, given the technology's purported benefits.  But those that do it without considering security are taking wild risks.

Tracking down your virtual machines

09 July, 2009 by David Mortman

Before you can secure your virtual environments, you must be able track down your machines.

EMC takes on cloud vendors with Ionix

09 July, 2009 by Simon Sharwood

EMC's rebranded management line - now known as "Ionix" - is aimed directly at cloud vendors such as HP, CA and IBM.

Using Cluster Shared Volumes in Hyper-V R2

08 July, 2009 by Greg Shields

This guide explains how to use Hyper-V R2's new Cluster Shared Voumes feaure.

Storage additions for Hyper-V R2

08 July, 2009 by Todd R. Weiss

Hyper-V R2 includes hot-add and remove capabilities.

Does virtualisation really beat a fleet of mainframes?

07 July, 2009 by Bridget Botelho

Some very big name enterprises are taking their entire server farm into the realm of virtualisation. But some pundits maintain that mainframes still have their place.

Sourcefire has plans for virtual security

06 July, 2009 by Ron Condon

The company behind the intrusion prevention tool, Snort, will soon launch a virtualisation security product.

Making virtualisation play nice with application delivery

02 July, 2009 by Jim Metzler

While virtualisation eases many common IT pains, it makes delivering applications over the network much harder. We explain how to cope.

Using VMMCA to configure Hyper-V hosts

01 July, 2009 by Greg Shields

Learn how to use VMMCA - Virtual Machine Manager Configuration Analyzer - to configure your host servers for use with Hyper-V R2.

Automate Hyper-V with VBScript or Powershell

26 June, 2009 by Rick Vanover

Hyper-V can be managed via its included scripting capabilities. This tip explains how to automate and configure your virtual environments using Powershell or VBScript.

How to back up VMs with the VMware vStorage API for Data Protection

24 June, 2009 by Lauren Whitehouse

VMware's vStorage API for Data Protection can help you back up your precious virtual machines. This guide explains how.

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