The cloud and virtualization, simplified

The cloud and virtualization, simplified

Cloud computing and virtualization are similar but not interchangeable. Both have their own benefits, so it’s worth learning how each technology works. With this knowledge, you can make the most out of your technology investment.

Virtualization

Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc.

5 steps to enabling virtualization

5 steps to enabling virtualization

Keep in mind that virtualization is one of the most effective ways to significantly reduce IT expenses, while simultaneously increasing efficiency and flexibility. But are issues hindering you from enjoying virtualization on your PC? Here are detailed answers for you to fix these problems.

3 concerns with virtualization management

3 concerns with virtualization management

Virtualization can help boost operational efficiencies like never before, but you have to understand that the benefits aren’t always immediate. As valuable as it is, it does come with flaws to those who don’t know how to properly adopt it. Here are a few concerns that can become an issue in virtualization adoption:

Backup

Incorporating a robust backup system in a virtualized setting can become a huge challenge.

Windows Server gets a big upgrade

Windows Server gets a big upgrade

Despite measurable impacts on the bottom line, most business owners don’t get excited about the release of server software. Microsoft is doing its best to change that with Windows Server 2019, a brand new operating system that includes an impressive list of features.

Why hypervisor security is important

Why hypervisor security is important

Virtualization has become essential for business looking for better resource provisioning, easier IT management, less hardware, and lower costs. But virtualization is a complex and constantly evolving field, which comes with certain risks. One such risk concerns hypervisor security.

Choosing the right virtualization strategy

Choosing the right virtualization strategy

Just because virtualization is an incredibly advanced and complicated technology doesn’t mean small businesses can’t get in on the action. As experts debate the merits of virtual desktops versus containers, all SMBs need are an elementary understanding of how virtualization works and an IT provider.

Top tips for first-time virtualization users

Top tips for first-time virtualization users

Unlike most solutions, virtualization technology is not plug and play. It requires you to understand your IT environment and know which aspects could and should be virtualized. This is not something we expect first-time virtualization users to grasp right away, so if you’re planning to implement it, follow these tips.

Virtualization from Microsoft gets faster

Virtualization from Microsoft gets faster

Microsoft isn’t always the first company that pops into mind when talking about virtualization, but it does offer one of the best solutions in the industry. In an ongoing effort to compete with companies like VMWare and Amazon Web Services, Microsoft has released a massive upgrade for its virtualization platform — and it’s totally free!

Azure: Microsoft’s virtualization platform

As a full-service cloud solution, Azure is a secure and flexible data center that businesses of all sizes can benefit from.

Spectre and Meltdown vs. virtual desktops

Spectre and Meltdown vs. virtual desktops

On January 3, 2018, two hardware flaws were announced that affect nearly every computer sold within the last 20 years. Every virtualization service available relies on vulnerable computers, but you needn’t worry — almost every vendor has already protected your virtual machines.