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Systems channel tutorials’s tutorials offer comprehensive systems management guides for value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, information technology consultants and other information technology resellers.’s tutorials offer comprehensive systems management guides for value-added resellers (VARs), systems integrators, information technology consultants and other information technology resellers.

Xen vs. KVM and KVM migration guide 
This Xen vs. KVM and KVM migration guide examines both sides of the Xen vs. KVM argument. Solutions providers will also find out which factors, such as market dominance, come into play when helping customers that are considering a Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) migration. If your customer has been using Xen with Linux for years and isn't sure what to do now that Red Hat Enterprise Linxu (RHEL) 5.4 includes KVM, you can use this guide to offer them the best advice.

VSphere features and upgrade guide 
Solutions providers can use this VMware vSphere features and upgrade guide to help customers that are deciding whether they want to implement VMware vSphere. You will learn about new vSphere features and the six available editions, from Standard to Enterprise.

Desktop virtualization software and virtual desktop management guide 
There's a ton of information out there about desktop virtualization software. This guide compiles the best virtual desktop management resources to help solutions providers better serve their customers. The topics in this guide include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) tools, the benefits of using VDI, how VDI compares to desktop virtualization and more. Learn how to help customers choose the right infrastructure approach and virtual desktop management tools by reading up on the various VDI deployment methods and management issues.

Green IT systems services guide: How to conserve energy and cut costs 
This green IT systems services guide offers solution providers with tips, interviews, news and quizzes that will help to expand their knowledge of green systems services. Green, energy-efficient systems may be attractive to your customers because they're environmentally friendly, but energy-saving green technologies can also save your customers money. Sustainable green systems can include green data centers, green desktops and virtualization, among other energy-efficient technologies. Learn how to recommend sustainable technology and how green systems can reduce your customer's energy and power costs.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 guide 
Integrating Microsoft SQL Server 2008 into a client's infrastructure can deliver improvements in database availability, disaster recovery, workload management, resource consumption and more. Use this SQL Server 2008 guide to compare the current version's features to previous editions and to find out which security considerations are most important. Learn when it's essential to migrate over to the new version and how high-availability services can increase profits and regenerate business.

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