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The Performance Impact of a SAN Upgrade

In the typical enterprise data center, storage has its own parallel network that is separate from the network supporting applications and data. The storage-area network (SAN) enables storage devices to be pooled while maintaining optimal read/write performance. Unlike network-attached storage

The New Wi-Fi Standard, Part 2: Implementing 802.11ac

In Part 1 of this post, we discussed how the new Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac, provides faster wireless connection speeds with less interference and supports more users and a higher data rate. As a result, 802.11ac enables better performance and reliability

The New Wi-Fi Standard, Part 1: What 802.11ac Brings to the Table

A reliable wireless LAN (WLAN) has become as important to the day-to-day operations of the enterprise as the telephone and fax machine were 25 years ago. More than a convenience, Wi-Fi enables greater flexibility, agility, efficiency, productivity and customer service,

What to Look for in a VDI Storage Solution

  Storage continues to be a major challenge in designing and optimizing a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. Without careful planning, I/O bottlenecks can occur when a high number of virtual desktops attempt to access storage at the same time.

Integrated Backup Appliances: A Simpler Approach to Data Backup

Data backup is the least glamorous but most critical function in any IT organization. It is the most mundane of tasks, but it can be the life ring that keeps your organization afloat should a disaster occur. Unfortunately, traditional backup

A Better Way to Manage Service Contracts

There’s no doubt that your organization has multiple servers, storage devices, switches, appliances … and service contracts. Who knew there could be so many contracts, warranty periods and expiration dates? Managing it all is a paperwork nightmare that gets pushed

The Business Case for VDI

Do a Google search on the cost of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and you’re likely to find conflicting information. While many experts tout the benefits of VDI, some folks have a sense that VDI is more expensive than maintaining a

Why Endpoint Clients for VDI Must Not Be an Afterthought

Many organizations make the mistake of viewing endpoint clients – the devices used to access a virtual desktop – as an afterthought once a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution has been installed. When it comes to endpoint clients, you have

How VMware Virtual SAN Can Enhance Virtual Storage

In a previous post, we introduced VMware Horizon 6, an innovative new solution that promises to deliver published applications and virtual desktops on one integrated platform. It also provides users with access to all online resources on a single, unified

Spring 2014 Newsletter

In this issue: The Mobile Cloud Internet of Things Asking for Trouble Social CRM Tools and more Spring 2014 Newsletter