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How a private cloud can save money and the environment

Ricoh Europe has developed a private cloud capable of consolidating 9 data centres into 2

Which freaking PaaS should I use?

IaaS is no longer good enough - but with so many PaaS offerings available, which should you pick?

How to implement next-generation storage infrastructure for Big Data

Big Data is all cool and all, but shouldn't we be thinking about storage first?

How to create a drive partition using Acronis

Organise your storage for data security

How to keep your hard drive defragmented with Disk Defraggler 2.0

Slick "defrag" utility beats Windows' own tool at every turn

How to write a data storage policy

Navigating the politics of storage

How to build a solid server virtualisation foundation

How to plan, deploy, and maintain a sound virtual infrastructure in your data centre

How to cut power bills by getting rid of PCs

Virtual desktops can slash energy costs

How to set up a virtual server

Ease administration and reduce costs

How to fix a broken Ethernet connector

Busted ethernet plug? Check out this slick hack

How to negotiate a better cloud computing contract

Failure to see serious legal and contractual issues in cloud causes risk

How not to build a cloud

Six tips to consider when building your cloud

How to virtualise and consolidate servers

Plan to avoid IT project pitfalls

How to shut down your MMO's servers for good: Farewell Glitch

If you have to close an MNO down, there is a 'right' way to do it

How to manage data centre complexity

Business-critical apps are the primary driver of data centre complexity

Are you managing your online reputation properly?

Are you managing your online profiles properly? Here's how to protect and monitor your online reputation

How to transition IT infrastructure from physical to virtual

Migrate a small group of physical servers to virtual machines

How to prevent virtual machine sprawl

Server virtualisation poses storage, VM sprawl and security challenges

How to protect your company during a relocation

Start planning your move early and create a 'move team' to help

How to get started with a blade system

Is a blade server right for your small business? Here are the factors to consider

How to understand Microsoft Office licences on Citrix virtual machines

New Roaming Use Rights help sort Microsoft licences in virtual einvironment

How to minimise server consolidation mistakes

Look out for underpowered servers, configuration snafus and scalability issues.

How to build a private cloud

Advice on how to approach an on-premises cloud

How to make your network green and energy efficient

Five tips to make sure your equipment is environmentally friendly

How to get faster SQL queries

Seven tips to write more efficient database code


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