Explaining the basics of app virtualization

Many IT professionals believe small- or medium-sized business (SMB) owners should leverage the benefits of application virtualization. Some SMB owners, however, are confused with what it can do for them. Here’s a brief guide on what you need to know. What are non-virtualized apps? To understand app virtualization, first you need to understand how non-virtualized […]

The benefits of hyperconvergence

Diverting funds away from primary business functions to deploy and maintain IT infrastructure used to be hard for SMBs. However, with hyperconvergence making IT more affordable, it’s now unavoidable. Here’s what you need to know. What is a hyperconverged infrastructure? In a traditional IT environment, hardware for networks, servers, and storage had to be purchased […]

5 virtualization options for every SMB

Understanding office virtualization is difficult enough; picking from the long list of software providers that help you achieve it can feel impossible. Since virtualization is a relatively new practice for small- and medium-sized businesses, there is no standardized way of virtualizing your company. So why not start with this simple list of the five most […]

3 Tips for Virtualization as a DR solution

One effective Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for small businesses that most people are unaware of is Virtualization. The former is a strategy used to recover your business after a disaster has struck, while the latter is a way for businesses to save money by running all their office PCs on a “virtual” server. Read on […]

Controlling security risks of virtualization

Virtualization security often ends up on the back burner, and you probably didn’t even realize how important it is. However, like the rest of your technology, a virtualized infrastructure must be secured. To help keep yours protected, here are some of the security risks involved with virtualization and ways to control them. Security risks of […]

Here are 5 types of virtualization

Companies of all sizes are embracing virtualization as a way to cut IT expenses, enhance security, and increase operational efficiency. But while people are already aware of its benefits, many are still in the dark when it comes to the different types of virtualization. Here, we’ll show you some of the most common virtualization methods […]

Quick review: why you need virtualization

With virtualization, you can make software see several distinct computers even if there is only one, or make several computers register as 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 fancy names for […]

Situations perfect for virtual desktops

Managing an office full of computers and mobile devices is a nightmare especially in regulated industries. But with a virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI), employees can access all the features of a personal computer from almost any mobile device. Here are a few use cases for this emerging technology: Healthcare In an industry where every file […]

Virtualization: Common misconceptions

Small businesses can accomplish a lot by implementing virtualization technology on their office IT network. Unfortunately, many SMBs shy away from it because of some common misconceptions. If you fall into that category, there are at least four myths you should stop believing. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume […]

Virtualization is not the same as the cloud

Virtualization and cloud computing are two technologies that have long been confusing business owners. But that shouldn’t be the case. Understanding the differences between the cloud and virtualization is the fastest way to use these technologies to your greatest advantage. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, […]