3 Things to think about when virtualizing your IT system

Specialized IT hardware such as servers, routers, and the like can be quite expensive, but their virtualized software counterparts are way more affordable and are faster to deploy, too. As of this writing, though, it takes specialists to successfully implement these on IT systems. To give you a better idea, here are three considerations they […]

Watch out for these 3 virtualization mistakes

“Prevention is better than cure,” says the scholar Desiderious Erasmus and it speaks true not only in the medical field but also in technology. To avoid having a problematic storage virtualization system, here are three common mistakes to watch out for. Poorly structured storage from the get go Within a virtualized data storage framework, information […]

Advantages and costs of virtualization

Many businesses find virtualization to be a cost-effective alternative to purchasing new hardware. Previously, it was necessary to allocate a new server for new applications. Now, virtual servers can run multiple operating systems and applications, eliminating hardware costs and optimizing software deployment and data backup. Find out if virtualizing your IT infrastructure is right for […]

What are the common challenges of virtualization?

Bad storage, server, and network configurations are just a few reasons why virtualization fails. These are technical in nature and are often easy to fix, but some organizations overlook the need to protect their entire virtualized environments, thinking that they’re inherently more secure than traditional IT environments. Others use the same tools they use to […]

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

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 […]

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?

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?

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 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 […]