Virtual desktops vs. Containers

Mar 2, 2018 1:00:50 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march2virtualization_a, containers, hardware utilization, servers, software-defined computing, versus, virtual desktops, Virtualization

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Even if you’re aware of virtualized containers, it’s probably difficult to explain how they differ from virtual desktops. Thankfully, all you really need to understand is whether containers are the better option for your business -- and we can answer that in under ten minutes.

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Virtualization Containers 101

Dec 28, 2017 1:00:21 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017december28virtualization_a, Cloud, cloud computing, containers, docker, Virtualization

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New technological developments such as cloud computing and virtualization are prying small- and medium-sized businesses away from traditional client-server architecture. In contention now lie Containers, a technology influenced by cloud computing that offers a less complex alternative to virtualization. Discover its benefits and see why they apply to your business.

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Benefits of virtualizing Windows on your Mac

Sep 6, 2017 1:00:54 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017september6virtualization_a, Apple, containers, macos, Microsoft, parallels, Virtualization, vmware, Windows

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A common reason for running the Windows operating system (OS) on a Mac computer is to bypass compatibility issues. Virtualization is the only way to efficiently install OS-specific software on any machine, so let’s go over some of the ways this solution creates synergy between the two platforms.

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Microsoft’s newest virtualization service

Aug 23, 2017 12:00:51 AM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017august22virtualization_a, azure, containers, Microsoft, virtual desktops, Virtualization

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Azure is a cloud platform for creating, deploying and managing virtualized solutions that are hosted by Microsoft servers. Included in Azure’s list of services is a technology that is quickly gaining popularity: containers. They’re a great way to get more out of your servers, but until recently they were also incredibly hard to manage.

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The benefits of virtualization in 2017

Jul 4, 2017 1:00:50 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july4virtualization_a, Cloud, containers, disaster recovery, hardware lifecycle, security, uptime, Virtualization

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The relationship between computer hardware and software can be frustrating. Both require the other to function properly, but both also require individual attention. Virtualization makes this relationship far more flexible, and we’ve got a rundown on a few of the best examples.

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Dispelling the myths about containers

Jun 16, 2017 1:00:59 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017june16virtualization_a, containers, docker, linux, orchestrator, virtual machines, Virtualization

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Business owners barely had time to acquaint themselves with virtualization before the next trend stormed onto the scene. Although container and virtualization applications both allow users to divvy up software and hardware more efficiently, containers have many advantages over virtualized machines. There are a number of misunderstandings though, and it’s time to set the record straight.

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Windows Server 2016 and virtualization

May 17, 2017 1:00:34 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may17virtualization_a, containers, hyper-v, Microsoft, software-defined storage, Virtualization, windows server 2016

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Virtualization is a great way to save money and increase the efficiency of your existing IT hardware, but how exactly do you implement a virtualization solution? There are several vendors that provide software solutions, but there’s one almost everyone has already worked with: Microsoft. In its latest operating system release there are a few ways to virtualize your office.

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What is virtual “sandboxing”?

Apr 28, 2017 1:00:49 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017april28virtualization_a, containers, cybersecurity, Malware, sandbox, Virtualization

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Virtualization comes with several benefits for small- and medium-sized businesses. One of the most important is cybersecurity, but even within that subset are several strategies for protecting your organization. One of such strategy is referred to as sandboxing, and it’s worth learning about.

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Containers Vs. VMs: performance variations

Dec 20, 2016 1:00:42 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016december20_virtualization_a, containers, performance comparison, virtual machines, Virtualization

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Virtual containers have incrementally increased the ability of users to create portable, self-contained kernels of information and applications since the technology first appeared in the early 2000s. Now, containers are one of the biggest data trends of the decade -- some say at the expense of the virtual machine (VM) technology that preceded them. Read on to find out some of the performance differences between containers and virtual machines, and how the two can work together for your business.

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Virtualization containers 101

Oct 26, 2016 1:00:41 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016october26_virtualization_a, containers, docker, virtual computing, Virtualization

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There is a trend toward the use of ‘containers’ as a virtualization strategy within the IT world. And it's one that seems to be gaining popularity. Virtual containers work in similar fashion to shipping containers, which have made transport of bulky goods uncomplicated and uniform. Every small- and medium-sized business owner needs to learn how containers work before choosing a virtualization solution, and we’ve collected all the necessary details right here.

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