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 […]

What is Virtualization as a DR solution?

What is Virtualization as a DR solution?

Most business owners don’t think of Virtualization when talking about Disaster Recovery (DR). However, virtualization actually serves as an effective disaster recovery plan. Here’s a breakdown for those unfamiliar with how the one can serve as a reliable way of implementing the other. Unlike tape backups, Virtualization restores your entire system in four hours or […]

Windows Server gets a big upgrade

Windows Server gets a big upgrade

Despite measurable impacts on the bottom line, most business owners don’t get excited about the release of server software. Microsoft is doing its best to change that with Windows Server 2019, a brand new operating system that includes an impressive list of features. It’s a great all-around solution, but it’s especially exciting for businesses interested […]

Virtualization from Microsoft gets faster

Virtualization from Microsoft gets faster

Microsoft isn’t always the first company that pops into mind when talking about virtualization, but it does offer one of the best solutions in the industry. In an ongoing effort to compete with companies like VMWare and Amazon Web Services, Microsoft has released a massive upgrade for its virtualization platform — and it’s totally free! […]

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 […]

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

2016 saw containerization (container-based virtualization) take off as a way for companies to utilize virtual platforms more efficiently. While containers use less resources than their virtual machine (VM) counterparts, performance differences are subtle and don’t necessarily make containers better. For more information on understanding the differences between containers and virtual machines, check out what these […]

Learning about virtualization licenses

Learning about virtualization licenses

Whether you only need a dozen, or a hundred, the process of deciding on and acquiring software licenses can be very frustrating. Many of us had hoped that cloud computing and virtualization would alleviate some of these headaches. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet, which is why it’s important to understand all of your licensing options […]

How Virtualization helps with DR

How Virtualization helps with DR

When most people think of Disaster Recovery, the idea of Virtualization is likely far from mind. However, these two IT services are more closely related than the average business owner thinks. Virtualization can actually serve as Disaster Recovery Solution. Here’s a breakdown of how it does just that, and a few pointers to keep in […]

Should you virtualize your business?

Should you virtualize your business?

Upgrading your hardware is an incredibly long, arduous and costly process. Fortunately, virtualization has become a popular, affordable and flexible solution to upgrade your network. However, before you start investing in virtualized systems, it’s important to consider the benefits and costs that come with this solution. Here are a few advantages and factors to consider […]