Four questions to answer before virtualizing

Four questions to answer before virtualizing

For decades, business owners believed that servers, data centers, and IT staff were necessary to operate. No one could imagine a workplace without these important tools. This explains why virtualization took a while to take off. To understand its benefits, here are four things to consider.  Studies have shown that over 70% of IT budgets […]

Keep your business alive with BCP

Keep your business alive with BCP

Power outages, disasters, and other disruptions are inevitable. Thousands of businesses around the globe are affected by them every year, with lost profits ranging into the millions, if not billions. So how can your business protect itself and stay open when the unexpected strikes? Here is a standard business continuity plan (BCP) your company can […]

Cloud migration made safe and secure

Cloud migration made safe and secure

While many IT providers tout the revolutionary benefits of the cloud, very few address the security aspect of it. The fact is, when you’re using a cloud service, you’re moving information out of your hands and into a third party. So doesn’t it make sense to take precautions? Dropbox alone has had the accounts of […]

The benefits of hyperconvergence

The benefits of hyperconvergence

Diverting funds away from primary business functions to deploy and maintain IT infrastructure used to be hard for SMBs. However, with hyperconvergence making IT more affordable, it’s now unavoidable. Here’s what you need to know. What is a hyperconverged infrastructure? In a traditional IT environment, hardware for networks, servers, and storage had to be purchased […]

5 virtualization options for every SMB

5 virtualization options for every SMB

Understanding office virtualization is difficult enough; picking from the long list of software providers that help you achieve it can feel impossible. Since virtualization is a relatively new practice for small- and medium-sized businesses, there is no standardized way of virtualizing your company. So why not start with this simple list of the five most […]

3 Tips for Virtualization as a DR solution

3 Tips for Virtualization as a DR solution

One effective Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for small businesses that most people are unaware of is Virtualization. The former is a strategy used to recover your business after a disaster has struck, while the latter is a way for businesses to save money by running all their office PCs on a “virtual” server. Read on […]

Essential Server Management: Cooling

Essential Server Management: Cooling

Every business sits on top of a foundation of building blocks that enable it to operate smoothly and efficiently. One of the most essential is IT hardware. Server hardware can be expensive, which is why proper management is vital. Overburdening your systems can lead to an increase in operating temperature, which can then lead to […]

Virtual desktop or Container: How to choose

Virtual desktop or Container: How to choose

It’s getting harder and harder for small-business owners to make informed IT decisions. There’s a paradox of choice as the market becomes overrun with solutions that are equal parts affordable and confusing. Today we’re going to make your life a little easier by breaking down why you should care about the virtual desktops vs. containers […]

Virtualization vendors work together

Virtualization vendors work together

Until recently, business owners had to choose between cloud-based virtualization and on-premises virtualization. Although implementing either option from scratch was affordable, moving an existing on-premises setup into the cloud was expensive. Thankfully, two of the biggest virtualization vendors are working together to make this problem a thing of the past. Virtualization review Traditional servers and […]

4 Ways to take better care of your servers

4 Ways to take better care of your servers

For all the talk about server hardware and capacity, none of it means a thing if you aren’t carefully managing the physical space surrounding your server. If you’re worried about getting the most out of your investment, follow these four tips for taking better care of your hardware. Mount your servers properly Small businesses are […]