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Get to Know VMware

Get to Know VMware

Virtualization has a multitude of purposes, from virtualizing servers to being a critical part of cloud computing. Many businesses can benefit from implementing VMware as well as getting employees trained and certified. But how exactly does it help? What is it and which products would be right for your business? These questions and others are answered below.  

3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

3 Biggest Changes in Windows Server 2016

Guest Author: Norm Kennedy, Technical Instructor

Windows Server 2016 was first released on September 26th at Microsoft's Ignite conference, and it's first major update was released this October. While it seemed on the surface like just another iteration, Windows Server 2016 represented a major shift in the design of Microsoft's operating systems. 

The list of new features is steep, but I believe that the most substantial changes for Windows Server 2016 are as follows: storage spaces, virtualization, and containers. Let's take a look now at how these changes can benefit users and businesses alike. 

How to Improve Security within Your VMware Environment

How to Improve Security within Your VMware Environment

Guest Author: Ryan Birk, Technical Instructor

Cybersecurity is at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now. However, there can be a lot of confusion when it comes to those with virtual servers: How can businesses be sure their data will be safe? Should more precautions be taken because these are virtual machines? The answers may surprise you.

The Major Benefits of Hyper-V Virtualization

The Major Benefits of Hyper-V Virtualization

Virtualization is having a virtual machine that stores information and can be accessed through an authorized server. But many IT professionals reading this probably already knew that. However, as a novice to virtualization, that is about as much as I can tell you.

Luckily, I got a chance to speak with three instructors at New Horizons who are experts on three different platforms.

What Makes Citrix the Best in Virtualization

What Makes Citrix the Best in Virtualization

Virtualization is having a virtual machine that stores information and can be accessed through an authorized server. But many IT professionals reading this probably already knew that. However, as a novice to virtualization, that is about as much as I can tell you.

Luckily, I got a chance to speak with three instructors at New Horizons who are experts on three different platforms. They gave me an overview of virtualization and discussed which platform they believe is best. 

Why VMware vSphere is the Best Virtualization Platform

Why VMware vSphere is the Best Virtualization Platform

Virtualization is having a virtual machine that stores information and can be accessed through an authorized server. But many IT professionals reading this, probably already knew that. However, as a novice to virtualization, that is about as much as I can tell you.

How to Build A Virtualization Dream Team

How to Build A Virtualization Dream Team

If your organization understands all of the many compelling benefits that virtual apps and desktops provide, and is mobilizing your team to move from physical to virtual desktops, then this article is perfect for you. You may have been involved in big IT projects and migrations before, but virtualization is a bit different—you’re not just deploying a new technology, you’re pioneering a whole new model for the way IT gets delivered to the business.

Where Virtualization Does and Doesn't Make Sense

Where Virtualization Does and Doesn't Make Sense

Virtualization can provide some big cost savings and reduce network complexity. But according to Wayne Cullen, Cisco Senior Manager, Service Provider Architectures, “Virtualization is like chocolate. You eat too much and some bad things can happen.”

4 Key Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

4 Key Benefits of Desktop Virtualization

Desktop virtualization is an increasingly important technology for many organizations. As businesses face restrictive budgets, uncertain funding, demands for BYOD  strategies and pressures to collaborate over a dispersed workforce, desktop virtualization allows companies to provide a simple, cost-effective and secure way for employees to access applications and resources needed to perform their job function from any device, from any location.

Top 5 Ways Businesses Benefit from Server Virtualization

Top 5 Ways Businesses Benefit from Server Virtualization

Virtualization is not an IT trend. It is also not new, but it is new in many organizations, as companies of all sizes invest in virtualization technologies to reap it’s many benefits: energy savings, server and desktop provisioning, reduction in physical servers, increased uptime and availability, better disaster recovery…and the list goes on.