Aspects of virtualization: licenses

May 25th, 2016

2016May25_Virtualization_BWhether 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 when deciding on a virtualized environment — let’s take a look.

App virtualization explained

May 6th, 2016

2016May6_Virtualization_BTo get ahead as a small business, it’s important for your company to stay on top of IT trends. The problem is, these trendy and new solutions are quite confusing to understand, especially for companies with limited IT experience. One of the more complicated IT trends would have to be app virtualization.

The link between Virtualization and DR

April 14th, 2016

2016Apr14_Virtualization_BWhen 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.

The security risks of virtualization

March 31st, 2016

2016Mar31_Virtualization_BVirtualization security is a topic that often goes undiscussed on the Internet, and you may even think it’s a non-issue because of this. However, like the rest of your technology, a virtualized infrastructure must be secured. To help keep yours protected, here are some of the security risks involved with virtualization and how you can go about mitigating them.

Why you should consider virtualization

March 18th, 2016

2016Mar18_Virtualization_BUpgrading 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.

How virtualization helps cut costs

February 26th, 2016

2016Feb26_VirtualizationGeneral_BSmall and medium-sized businesses have been seeing improvements in cost reduction and disaster recovery with the adoption of virtualization. Over the last year, virtualization has enabled Strem Chemicals, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer and marketer of specialty chemicals, to see improvements beyond their bottom line.