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September 18, 2020 / Virtualization

4 virtualization types and their benefits

The age-old proverb “There’s more than one way to skin a cat” is especially relevant when budgeting for IT services. Virtualization is one such way to “skin the cat,” as it helps businesses achieve their operational needs without having to incur as much expense as it traditionally would. What is virtualization and how many virtualization types are there? By virtualizing any of the items below, you can trick software into...

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September 14, 2020 / Virtualization

Boost mobile security with virtualization

Mobile security is paramount in today’s IT landscape. There are plenty of ways to be sure your employees are accessing data safely away from the office, but there is one solution we recommend considering: combining mobile security efforts with virtualization technology. Mobile device management and virtualization Mobile device management (MDM) is about controlling how users on any device — from laptops to internet-connected printers — view, share, and store sensitive...

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September 5, 2020 / Virtualization

How to properly manage your fleet of VMs

To know how to answer to the “How to properly manage your fleet of VMs” question you first need to know what a VM is. A virtual machine (VM) is essentially one piece of software that contains operating systems, software, and files that take a portion of computing resources from your on-premises server. VMs behave like normal files, so you could deploy a fleet of them on any workstation with...

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April 30, 2020 / Virtualization

Virtualization: A beginner’s guide

If you’re just starting on virtualization, you need to know it’s not just plug-and-play. You need to understand your IT environment, and that’s not something that’s immediately easy to grasp. If you’re a beginner, better follow this virtualization guide. Conduct an assessment Evaluating your IT environment is an important step in the implementation process. After all, you can’t just go around virtualizing everything without a plan. An IT assessment performed...

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April 30, 2020 / Virtualization

Virtualization containers 101

The affordability of cloud computing and virtualization are helping small businesses do away with in-house IT hardware. Virtual containers are the next step in that trend. They come with plenty of benefits and are becoming easier to manage every day. What are virtualization containers and why are they so popular? Virtual containers are like digital versions of shipping containers, which use uniform packaging to simplify the portability and transportation of...

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April 30, 2020 / Virtualization

End ransomware with virtual DR

Ransomware like CryptoLocker and WannaCry has become more sophisticated over the years. No wonder that more ransomware attacks are expected this year. To fend off these threats, turn to virtualized disaster recovery (DR) solutions. They’re your best defense against ransomware. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you to create point-in-time copies or “snapshots” of operating systems, data, and virtual machines as they appear at a given point in time. These...

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