Systems

Virtualization’s Future


During this series, we’ve looked at virtualization’s past, the challenges it has created, and how its evolution will allow it to continue to play a part in infrastructure delivery in the future. In this final part, I’d like to draw these strands together and share …



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Security

How Security Leaders Might Minimize Human Error


A recent federal cybersecurity survey by SolarWinds found federal IT professionals feel threats posed by careless or malicious insiders or foreign governments are at an all-time high. Worse, hackers aren’t necessarily doing technical gymnastics to navigate through firewalls or network defenses. Instead, they’re favoring …


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Systems

Getting to Know vSphere


vSphere, which many consider to be the flagship product of VMware, is virtualization software with the vCenter management software and its ESXi hypervisor. vSphere is available in three different licenses: vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise Plus, and vSphere Platinum. Each comes with a different cost …





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Networks

The Best Way to Prepare for Emerging Technologies


Exciting new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things are dominating news cycles, but are they dominating federal IT environments? Maybe not. According to the latest SolarWinds® IT Trends Report, emerging technology may be more of a pain than a benefit. …


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Systems

What Is VMware NSX?


When purchasing Nicira in 2012, VMware wanted to further establish itself as a leader in software-defined networking, and more importantly, in cloud computing. VMware NSX provides the flexibility network administrators have long desired without having to rely solely on network hardware and its primary …


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Systems

Hyperconverged Infrastructure—Summary


Here’s the fifth part of the series I’ve been writing regarding HCI. Again, I don’t want to sway my audience from one platform to another. Rather, I want them to follow the edict caveat emptor. It’s mission-critical for the future of the environment we’re …