Benefits of virtualizing Windows on your Mac

September 6th, 2017
Benefits of virtualizing Windows on your Mac

There are countless reasons to run the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer, but the main one is so you can use apps designed for PC on an Apple machine. However, there are other benefits that make virtualizing Windows on your Mac worth it regardless of your software needs.

Citrix features coming to Google Cloud

August 4th, 2017
Citrix features coming to Google Cloud

In an effort to build stronger relationships with major developers, Citrix worked with Google to get their virtual desktops running on Google’s cloud platform last month. This means certain Citrix products can be accessed by G Suite and Google Cloud users.

Faster Amazon Web Services virtual desktops

July 20th, 2017
Faster Amazon Web Services virtual desktops

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the biggest names in virtualization and cloud computing. Its global network and intuitive platform have made it easier for customers to get more mileage out of their existing technology, and now AWS is offering even more powerful services.

Quick review: why you need virtualization

July 4th, 2017
Quick review: why you need virtualization

With virtualization, you can make software see several separate computers where there is only one, or make several computers look like 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.

Common misunderstandings about containers

June 16th, 2017
Common misunderstandings about 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.

NSA endorses mobile virtualization

May 31st, 2017
NSA endorses mobile virtualization

Corporate smartphones and tablets store a significant amount of valuable data. Combine that with their mobile nature and they’re particularly vulnerable to being compromised or stolen. Everyone, including the National Security Agency (NSA), is looking for the next big thing in mobile security, and it might just be virtualization.

Windows Server now includes virtualization

May 17th, 2017
Windows Server now includes virtualization

If you’re a business owner interested in utilizing virtualization technology, you have a lot of options for how to go about that. However, there is one virtualization vendor you’re probably already comfortable with: Microsoft. Read on for more information on the new and exciting features packaged with the Windows operating system.

A brief history of virtual quarantines

April 28th, 2017
A brief history of virtual quarantines

Every IT solution in your organization will encounter malware at some point or another. Some solutions are malware liabilities, others are assets. When it comes to virtualization, there are several cyber security benefits for improving your malware readiness.

Play with a live virtualized desktop today!

April 13th, 2017
Play with a live virtualized desktop today!

Even if virtualization has been explained to you before, it’s entirely possible that the definition didn’t stick. There are so many variations of this technology that we take it upon ourselves to periodically review its most basic functions. And because these variations aren’t concrete enough to easily understand them, this time we’re including a virtualized desktop for you to play with!

What is virtualization?

The simplest definition is this: It’s the act of creating a virtual (rather than physical) version of something, including hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.

Virtualization giants are pairing up

March 28th, 2017

Microsoft has been working closely with software vendors to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to have access to virtualization services. The latest development in this effort has resulted in cheaper, simpler, and more modern solutions to the complexities of remote desktop administration.