Virtual & Cloud Computing

  • What are the Prospects for Future Growth in the Virtualization Market?

    Studies by IDC and Gartner about the future growth of the virtualization market indicate that the industry continues to grow as the result of physical server consolidation. The virtualization market size continues to expand as enterprises adopt the technology...
    By Chris Orr May 21, 2011 

  • How Office 365 Differs From Other Services

    Plenty of cloud services exist offering you different features. This Microsoft Office 365 comparison introduces the cloud service and compares it to other products from Microsoft and Google.
    By Arun Kumar (PowercutIN) May 19, 2011 

  • Challenges to Server Virtualization Management

    Technology has pushed the enterprise into virtualized IT resources to save money and reduce the environmental impact of business. Although we enjoy the benefits of virtualization, we must also recognize the challenges to server virtualization management...
    By Bruce Tyson May 19, 2011 

  • A Review of Windows Azure Security

    This article offers an overview of Windows Azure Security - assuming that the readers are familiar with the basics of Windows Azure. The article translates a whitepaper from Microsoft for easy comprehension.
    By Arun Kumar (PowercutIN) May 18, 2011 

  • The Top 5 Cloud Computing Security Considerations

    Cloud Computing seems to solve many of the barrier-to-entry problems for availability and scalability for some businesses. As more and more applications and services become transparently moved to the web and then to a cloud model, we must keep in security...
    By Lee Clemmer May 16, 2011 

  • Memory Recommendations for Virtualization

    Virtualization is the means through which several instances of an operating system can run on a single hardware platform. Companies use virtualization to consolidate the number of physical servers in the data center. The IT admin must carefully size the...
    By Chris Orr April 16, 2011 

  • Different Types of Virtualization

    Virtualization is the ability of a server to run multiple instances of an operating system simultaneously. Each OS is unaware of the existence of the other guest operating sytems and runs as if it had sole access to the hardware. There are different types...
    By Chris Orr March 30, 2011 

  • Troubleshooting Performance Issues After Virtualization

    While virtualization has many benefits when consolidating servers. Fewer physical servers generating heat and using power allow organizations to cut costs. However, troubleshooting performance issues after virtualization requires patience and a deep understanding...
    By Chris Orr March 29, 2011 

  • Trends in Computer Virtualization

    Trends in computer virtualization aim at more effective use of existing computing power; storage virtualization which will effectively reduce real estate costs for data centers; memory virtualization; ways to reduce energy costs, administration...
    By Jayant R Row March 18, 2011 

  • Virtual vs. Physical Servers: Is Going Green with Virtualization Worth It?

    Is going green thru virtualization just hype? What is the cost of operating a new computer in comparision to a virtual computer on your network? The cost increase can benefit and save money in the long run if well planned.
    By Steve Mallard March 14, 2011 
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