Azure is getting a new type of container

Azure is getting a new type of container

Virtualization has moved out of the server farms owned by big-name enterprises and onto the wishlists of small- and medium-sized business owners. As a subset of virtualization, container technology is benefitting from this commercialization and becoming more accessible to everyone. What are virtual containers? Virtual containers are isolated computing environments that contain the bare minimum […]

Citrix features coming to Google Cloud

Citrix features coming to Google Cloud

In an effort to build stronger relationships with major developers, Citrix worked with Google to get their virtual desktops running on Google’s cloud platform last month. This means certain Citrix products can be accessed by G Suite and Google Cloud users. Read on to find out what new features will soon be available. Workspace Service […]

Faster Amazon Web Services virtual desktops

Faster Amazon Web Services virtual desktops

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the biggest names in virtualization and cloud computing. Its global network and intuitive platform have made it easier for customers to get more mileage out of their existing technology, and now AWS is offering even more powerful services. What are AWS virtual desktops? If you have employees who […]

Quick review: why you need virtualization

Quick review: why you need virtualization

With virtualization, you can make software see several separate computers where there is only one, or make several computers look like one supercomputer. That may sound simple, but it’s far from it. Of course the benefits are well worth it; here are just a few. More technology uptime Virtualization vendors use lots of fancy names […]

Setting the record straight on containers

Setting the record straight on containers

Virtualization technology and container technology are confusing topics in their own right, and comparing and contrasting them is even harder. Before you can really get into the weeds about how containers differ from virtualization, it’s best to clear up some of the misleading information surrounding how the two technologies work. Containers are made up of […]

NSA to secure phones with virtualization

NSA to secure phones with virtualization

Corporate smartphones and tablets store a significant amount of valuable data. Combine that with their mobile nature and they’re particularly vulnerable to being compromised or stolen. Everyone, including the National Security Agency (NSA), is looking for the next big thing in mobile security, and it might just be virtualization. US government approved The NSA maintains […]

Containers in Windows Server 2016

Containers in Windows Server 2016

If you’re a business owner interested in utilizing virtualization technology, you have a lot of options for how to go about that. However, there is one virtualization vendor you’re probably already comfortable with: Microsoft. Read on for more information on the new and exciting features packaged with the Windows operating system. A brief history of […]

How virtualization roots out malware

How virtualization roots out malware

Every IT solution in your organization will encounter malware at some point or another. Some solutions are malware liabilities, others are assets. When it comes to virtualization, there are several cyber security benefits for improving your malware readiness. One of our favorites is called sandboxing, and it’s a good one for you to know about. […]

Hands-on virtualization with a 1990s Mac

Hands-on virtualization with a 1990s Mac

Even if virtualization has been explained to you before, it’s entirely possible that the definition didn’t stick. There are so many variations of this technology that we take it upon ourselves to periodically review its most basic functions. And because these variations aren’t concrete enough to easily understand them, this time we’re including a virtualized […]

Azure and XenDesktop cozy up to each other

Microsoft has been working closely with software vendors to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to have access to virtualization services. The latest development in this effort has resulted in cheaper, simpler, and more modern solutions to the complexities of remote desktop administration. For those who don’t know, Azure is Microsoft’s build-it-yourself cloud […]