There are many significant benefits of cloud computing that are driving its demand. This IT delivery model offers flexibility, lower costs, quicker access to advanced technologies, and much more. However, some IT professionals have voiced frustration when cloud computing is used in their data centers. Challenges from security issues and scalability to workload performance and image management have been noted.
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According to VMware, virtualization addresses IT’s most pressing challenge: the infrastructure sprawl that compels IT departments to channel 70% of their budget into maintenance, leaving scant resources for business-building innovation. The company describes virtualization as enabling several operating systems and applications to run on one physical server or “host”. Each self-contained “virtual machine” is isolated from others, and uses as much of the host’s computing resources as it requires. Read More »
More and more organizations are realizing the value of outsourcing various IT services to managed services providers (MSPs). The benefits alone listed in our last blog post, demonstrate multiple reasons to leverage the services of these expert providers. The next question is how does an organization know what MSP is right for them? Read More »
As stated in our last blog, cloud computing is here to stay. Industry experts are predicting that more organizations will continue to move to the cloud, including small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). In Wired Magazine’s Innovative Insights blog, Brian Patrick Donaghy shares cloud computing market predictions from the top industry research firms for 2013: Read More »
“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” -Albert Einstein
What an all-encompassing and universal quote from Einstein. I’m sure that, were he alive today, he would suggest that a new way of thinking be applied to our IT problems. And that new way of thinking is system virtualization. System virtualization is ushering in a new form of IT management that is integrated, automated, efficient and reliable. Read More »