Best practices for virtualization first-timers

Best practices for virtualization first-timers

Virtualization’s benefits are numerous: centralized IT management, faster hardware resources, improved business continuity, and reduced overhead costs. It makes perfect sense for everyone to jump on board. But to maximize virtualization’s benefits, beginners should start doing the following best practices. Conduct an assessment Evaluating your IT environment is an important step in the implementation process. […]

Why too many VMs is a bad thing

Why too many VMs is a bad thing

Desktop virtualization allows you to deliver computing resources to workstations in your network. Those resources are packed into virtual machines (VMs), which can be deployed as easily as any file. However, there are risks associated with trying to manage an overwhelming number of VMs. The problem with VM sprawl VM sprawl is a phenomenon that […]

App virtualization: What you need to know

App virtualization: What you need to know

As a small- or medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you need to stay on top of IT trends to get ahead. However, many new IT solutions are quite confusing. One of those is app virtualization. To clear up the confusion, here is a quick overview of what it’s all about. What are non-virtualized apps? To understand […]

Hypervisor security vulnerabilities

Hypervisor security vulnerabilities

The virtualization trend is still going strong, offering businesses streamlined resource management and massive cost-saving potential, but just like every technology, it has its fair share of security risks. In fact, a virtualization solution is only as secure as the hypervisors that support it. What is a hypervisor and what are its risks? For those […]

Virtualization best practices for newbies

Virtualization best practices for newbies

Deciding to invest in virtualization technology is one of the easiest decisions you can make. By consolidating computing resources into physical servers, businesses can enjoy easy IT management and massive cost savings. What’s not so easy, however, is the deployment process, which requires careful planning and implementation of best practices. Here’s what you need to […]

How do idle VMs cost businesses

How do idle VMs cost businesses

Server virtualization allows you to deliver computing resources to workstations in your network. Those resources are packed into virtual machines (VMs), which can be deployed at a moment’s notice so you can easily add users to your network. However, there are risks associated with trying to manage lots of VMs. The dangers of VM sprawl […]

The basics of app virtualization

The basics of app virtualization

For someone with limited IT experience like a small business owner, they could find themselves overwhelmed by their company’s IT demands. Fortunately, virtualization services are giving small business owners a fighting chance. However, the term virtualization can refer to a number of different strategies. For instance, vendors recommend that you purchase app virtualization services because […]