4 virtualization types and their benefits

4 virtualization types and their benefits

The age-old proverb “There’s more than one way to skin a cat” is especially relevant when budgeting for IT services. Virtualization is one such way to “skin the cat,” as it helps businesses achieve their operational needs without having to incur as much expense as it traditionally would. What is virtualization? By virtualizing any of […]

Quick facts about virtualization and the cloud

Quick facts about virtualization and the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes mistaken as one and the same, causing much confusion. For the record, virtualization is different from cloud computing, but these two technologies usually overlap. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc. If there were a spike in email traffic, […]

How to properly manage your fleet of VMs

How to properly manage your fleet of VMs

A virtual machine (VM) is essentially one piece of software that contains operating systems, software, and files that take a portion of computing resources from your on-premises server. VMs behave like normal files, so you could deploy a fleet of them on any workstation with ease. But there are some drawbacks. Too many VMs can […]

Boost mobile security with virtualization

Boost mobile security with virtualization

Mobile device security is paramount in today’s IT landscape. There are plenty of ways to be sure your employees are accessing data safely away from the office, but there is one solution we recommend considering: combining mobile security efforts with virtualization technology. Mobile device management and virtualization Mobile device management (MDM) is about controlling how […]

Serverless computing is the next big thing

Serverless computing is the next big thing

The term “serverless computing” conjures images of a world where business owners don’t need to purchase expensive hardware or configure complex software. Luckily, serverless computing isn’t just a dream — it’s completely real and is the next big thing in cloud computing. What is serverless computing? Serverless computing is a bit of a misnomer since […]

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

Virtualization Basics: Windows on Macs

A common reason for running the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer is to bypass compatibility issues. Virtualization is the only way to efficiently install OS-specific software on any machine, so let’s go over some of the ways this solution creates synergy between the two platforms. Configure an entire machine with a few […]

Cloud computing or virtualization?

Cloud computing or virtualization?

Should you migrate to the cloud or virtualize your server? Both approaches have benefits, but figuring out which one is right for your organization is another story. If you’re having trouble deciding which technology is the best choice for the future of your business, this article will help you figure it out. Differences between cloud […]

Dispelling myths about containers

Dispelling myths about containers

Business owners stand to gain from learning emerging IT trends. In the case of containers, it’s an opportunity to reduce costs, increase hardware efficiency, and improve data security. One of the best ways to learn about containers is to address the misconceptions about them. Containers are made up of the bare minimum hardware and software […]

What hyperconvergence means for SMBs

What hyperconvergence means for SMBs

Progressive SMBs are defined by how they use technology to achieve business growth. From acquiring new customers to managing suppliers to exceeding sales quotas, IT helps a lot. But traditional hardware and software solutions are expensive to purchase and support. Then again, you’re not a traditional SMB — you’re progressive. What you need is hyperconverged […]

5 virtualization platforms fit for SMBs

5 virtualization platforms fit for SMBs

Virtualization allows you to eliminate dependency on physical hardware limitations and software requirements. Before you choose any one virtualization solution, it’s a good idea to go over the different companies providing virtualization services. Below is a list of five popular vendors offering reliable virtualization platforms. VMware Any conversation about virtualization for small- and medium-sized businesses […]