Four questions to answer before virtualizing

Four questions to answer before virtualizing

For decades, business owners believed that servers, data centers, and IT staff were necessary to operate. No one could imagine a workplace without these important tools. This explains why virtualization took a while to take off. To understand its benefits, here are four things to consider.  Studies have shown that over 70% of IT budgets […]

Keep your business alive with BCP

Keep your business alive with BCP

Power outages, disasters, and other disruptions are inevitable. Thousands of businesses around the globe are affected by them every year, with lost profits ranging into the millions, if not billions. So how can your business protect itself and stay open when the unexpected strikes? Here is a standard business continuity plan (BCP) your company can […]

The vulnerabilities of hypervisors

The vulnerabilities of hypervisors

The efficiency of hypervisors against cyberattacks has earned them a reputation as a reliable and robust software application. But the persistence of hackers who never run out of creative ways to breach systems keeps IT experts on their toes. You should know the vulnerabilities of hypervisors so you can defend them properly and keep hackers […]

Virtualization: Best practices for newbies

Virtualization: Best practices for newbies

Investing in virtualization will allow a business to enjoy better IT management and huge cost savings. However, virtualization’s deployment process is not a walk in the park. If you’re a virtualization newbie, you need to plan carefully and implement the following best practices. Conduct an assessment Evaluating your IT environment is an important step in […]

Virtual DR protects against ransomware

Virtual DR protects against ransomware

The popularity of ransomware like WannaCry and Petya has encouraged cybercriminals to develop prepackaged malware to sell on the black market. This means more ransomware attacks will hit unprepared targets in the years to come. To protect your business, you need virtualized disaster recovery (DR) solutions. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you to create […]

What are virtual containers?

What are virtual containers?

Virtual containers are changing the way business IT design and support are carried out, just like virtualization technology did a few years ago. If your small business could benefit from reduced computer hardware costs and increased workplace efficiency, it’s time to learn more about containers. What are containers and why are they so popular? Virtual […]

Which virtualization type does your SMB need?

Which virtualization type does your SMB need?

Virtualization technology is the next big business trend of the decade, as it has already allowed many businesses to improve their operational flow. In this article, we will discuss the different types of virtualization and how they can positively affect your work. What is virtualization? By virtualizing any of the items below, you can trick […]

The cloud and virtualization explained

The cloud and virtualization explained

Cloud computing and virtualization are similar but that doesn’t mean that one can be substituted for the other. Each has its own benefits, so it pays to know how both work, so you can take advantage of them. Virtualization Imagine a company with five servers, each assigned a single task such as storage, email, etc. […]

The biggest mistake to avoid with VMs

The biggest mistake to avoid with VMs

Virtual machines (VMs) make IT resource management effortless. By making a few simple adjustments in your virtualization console, you can easily create a virtual instance with enough resources to run even the most demanding apps. But this simplicity also introduces a new risk called VM sprawl. The problem with VM sprawl VM sprawl is a […]

Mobile device security and virtualization

Mobile device security and virtualization

Securing mobile devices is challenging. They often have privileged access to sensitive data that they connect to via unprotected network connections. Virtualization vendors are finding ways to include solutions to these problems in their products and they’re perfect for small businesses. Mobile device management and virtualization Mobile device management (MDM) is about controlling how users […]