Virtualization: 10 Critical terms

Virtualization is the act of moving a physical component or bit of software from a physical environment to a digital one that’s normally delivered over a network. This technology has become one of the most sought after tech improvements of the past decade, especially among small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The only problem is, virtualization […]

Virtualization myths and why you shouldn’t believe them

The intricacies of business technology are not the easiest to understand. Complicated explanations usually lead to misunderstandings, and this is especially true for virtualization. Here are four myths you may have heard about virtualization that you shouldn’t take as facts. Myth #1 – Virtualization is too expensive for SMBs Many people assume that the more […]

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 […]

Lower your data center bills

Many business owners tend to ignore the server room or pretend that it doesn’t exist. But this won’t change the fact that it can wreak havoc on your electric bills. Before you suffer, read this article to lower your energy bills.  Perform an energy audit There’s a good chance your IT staff has never thought […]

What are the common challenges of virtualization?

Virtualization has become commonplace in small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). After all, the idea of gaining the benefits of having an IT infrastructure without actually having to purchase pricey and space-consuming physical equipment makes it an appealing option. While virtualization is popular, migrations from physical to virtual systems are not always successful. Following are six […]

Four questions to answer before virtualizing

You’ve probably heard that virtualization saves money, but how can you take advantage of this? Did you know that choosing not to virtualize can hurt your business? Answer these four questions to discover why virtualization is good for you.  Studies have shown that over 70% of IT budgets go to “keeping the lights on.” If […]