Infrastructure & Operations

Virtual Appliances Can Deliver Physical Appliance Performance

As every new generation of hardware brings performance boosts--especially faster processors, RAM, and solid state drives--virtual appliance vendors are taking advantage...

Hot Developments in Infrastructure

Explosive data growth, cloud computing, virtualization and consolidation, mobile computing; these are all major technology trends that are having a large impact on IT...

VMworld 2011: VMware Platform Is About the Whole Infrastructure

Three or four years ago keynotes and announcements at VMworld were all about cool server tricks. Today, as VMware seeks to be an infrastructure cloud platform, servers...

vNetworks: Software VLANs without Borders

Virtual networks, or vNetworks, are coming on the scene to solve the problem of managing public cloud servers as a disparate network. When you can wrap your public cloud...

Discover the Hidden Costs of Outsourcing

Business and IT leaders have come under increasing pressure to cut costs, in part due to hype surrounding the cost-cutting potential of outsourcing.

Prepare for Infrastructure Consolidation Change

Server virtualization and consolidation has become a way of life for most infrastructure managers. The breakdown of physical barrier through virtualization and...

Develop a Desktop and Laptop Acquisition Strategy

When it comes to purchasing desktops and laptops, avoid buyers remorse and negotiate the best deal.

NetApp Buyer's Advice

NetApp is not a low-cost solution, but the value comes from reliability and good support. Negotiate on price, but don't overlook the minimum levels of training,...

Negotiate Favorable Telecom and Mobility Contracts

Avoid contract pitfalls and get a fair price on your telecom and mobility contracts.

Govern Shared Services

IT managers have come under increasing pressure to cut costs, and implementing shared services has become a popular demand from the business.
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