virtualization

Will Your Backup Be There When You Need It?

Many business owners assume that having a backup system in place is all they need to get their system back up and running in the event of a serious system disaster.  This is a mistake!  Not all backups are created equal and using the wrong one could have costly repercussions.

5 Reasons to Consider Virtualization

Virtualization is a broad term that involves creating a virtual copy of something, like a server, operating system, or storage device.  For example, server virtualization involves splitting the virtual environment of one physical server into several separate pieces, called “Virtual Machines.”  Each of these virtual machines can then be treated like separate servers.

The Challenges of IT Consolidation

IT consolidation is all about downsizing, centralizing and simplifying your IT infrastructure.  This is usually accomplished by: Standardizing all of your equipment and software Physically shifting equipment in remote offices to one main data centre Virtualizing IT resources (cutting back on the amount of equipment you need to do the things you do)