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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Are SDN & network virtualization the same?

Nobody’s perfect, even IT technicians. We’ve seen plenty of people interpret software-defined networking and network virtualization as the same exact service, but it’s time we clear up the difference. It’s small, but it could be the difference between major cost savings and a small increase in functionality. Software-defined networking (SDN) Managing storage, infrastructures, and networks […]

3 Common mistakes in virtualized networks

Data storage may be one of the easiest facets of virtualization to explain, but that doesn’t make it immune to problems arising from confusion. There are a few things that can cause virtualized data storage to underperform, and most of them can be easily fixed by technicians who know their stuff.

Hyperconvergence improves virtualization

Don’t worry, we’ll keep this one simple. Virtualization is confusing enough, and hyperconvergence is one of the newest solutions within the field, making it even harder to grasp. The quick and easy summary is this: Hypconvergence is about virtualizing the hardware and software components required to deploy and manage databases and virtualized desktop infrastructures. Not […]