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Hyper-converged systems evolve

The small vendors that have lead the hyper-converged infrastructure market look to stay in front of VMware and Cisco with updates ahead of VMworld 2015.


Do I need more IT equipment for two additional VMs?

Operations manager Adam Fowler explains the many factors that determine a VM host server's ability to increase its workload and whether you need to buy additional equipment for your VMs.


New tool aims to make single pane of glass a reality

The light may be at the end of the tunnel in the quest to combine IT ops monitoring onto a single pane of glass.


Mixing storage and servers in the racks

A fleet of servers is only as good as its connected storage. The right storage design for your data center depends on cost, simplicity and performance requirements.

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