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With new office real estate being handed over daily in the UAE, many companies are moving office in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and saving on their office rent. The good news is that if you plan your IT network infrastructure in advance, you can save money on your office setup too.

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For IT professionals responsible for managing virtual infrastructures, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008—a member of the System Center family of system management products—provides a straightforward and cost-effective solution for unified management of physical and virtual machines, Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) for dynamic and responsive management of virtual infrastructure, consolidation of underutilized physical servers, and rapid provisioning of new virtual machines by leveraging the expertise and investments in Microsoft Windows Server technology. (more…)

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Virtual Private Networks

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What Is Virtual Private Networking? A traditional private network is composed of dedicated or leased lines that interconnect routers. In a virtual network, tunnels replace dedicated lines, interconnecting sites and remote users over the public Internet logically. A virtual private network (VPN) adds authentication (trust), access control, confidentiality, and message integrity among the hosts participating in a virtual network so that the communications are as secure as the private network it replaces (or if implemented properly, more secure). (more…)
The adoption of virtualization in the enterprise has increased flexibility in deployment and life cycle management of applications. IT professionals deploy and use virtualization to consolidate workloads and reduce server sprawl. Additionally, they deploy virtualization with clustering technologies to provide a robust IT infrastructure with high availability and quick disaster recovery. Even so, customers are looking for more flexibility. With Hyper-V live migration, you can move running virtual machines (VMs) from one Hyper-V physical host to another, without any disruption or perceived loss of service. IT professionals increasingly look to live migration to create a dynamic and flexible IT environment that responds to emerging business needs. Live migration provides the core technology required for dynamic load balancing, VM placement, high availability for virtualized workloads during physical computer maintenance, and reduced data center power consumption. (more…)