Welcome To The Virtualization How-To Center
Virtualization is one of the most important IT innovations of the last decade. It lets SMBs use computing resources more efficiently and consolidate hardware investments. In addition, virtualization can help SMBs boost backup and data protection, availability, and business continuity preparedness. The Virtualization How-To Center cuts through the hype to explain and explore the basics of virtualization and how to implement it, arming IT managers with information and resources to make virtualization work for their own small and midsize businesses.
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More About Virtualization
...from InformationWeek SMB
- How To Virtualize A Server: Step-By-Step
Virtualizing the server running your business will allow you to back up the existing state of your server entirely, upgrade to new server hardware, and move your existing system exactly as it is -- this will keep your business running as smoothly as before you virtualized your server.
- Advantages To Database Virtualization
Using database virtualization can enhance database performance and provide real-time backup of important business data. But this functionality isn't just for large enterprises; small and midsize companies using SQL Server can virtualize databases, too.
- The Four Flavors Of Virtualization: A Primer
All virtualization technologies are NOT the same. Each of the four flavors of virtualization does different things and solves different problems.
- Will Virtualization Bring Thin Clients To SMBs?
If you work at a small or midsize business, you probably haven't seen a so-called "thin client" for a long, long time. If you've ever even heard of them, you may have thought they were almost extinct, living on only in the dusty corners of huge bureaucratic organizations that never got the memo about personal computers. Well, they're ba-a-a-ck! Sort of.
- What's Up With Virtualization And SMBs?
Server virtualization has made large inroads in SMBs, but the technology still has a long way to go.
- Top 10 (Hidden) Reasons SMBs Should Go Virtual
On the eve of the VMworld event in San Francisco, VMware virtualization guru Joe Andrews wonders why so many small and medium-sized businesses still sitting on the virtual sidelines. And he coughs up ten lesser-known ways virtualization can help even smaller companies.
Disaster Recovery, Size Matters -- And So Does Virtualization
Virtualization makes storage and recovery so much more efficient that companies can back up more kinds of data -- from files to applications to entire Web sites without spending thousands of dollars a month.
The "Dark Side" Of SMB Virtualization
The potential benefits of server virtualization for small and midsize businesses are enormous and well documented -- but there's also an element of risk involved.
SMBs Are Now Virtualization's "Sweet Spot"
New research shows that small and medium-sized businesses have eclipsed their big business counterparts as the leading adopters of server virtualization technology -- at least in percentage terms.
...from TechWeb & Partners
- What Virtualization Brings To The Table
- Roadblocks To Virtualization
- File Virtualization, The Ultimate Cloud Gateway?
- The Efficiency Roadblock To Virtualization
- Is Virtualization The Key To Continuity?
- Users Want Virtual Desktops That Match Their Physical PCs
- Reducing The Storage Costs In Server Virtualization
- ...from Around the Web
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