Azure virtual machines get a free upgrade

Jan 30, 2018 1:00:48 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january30virtualization_a, amazon web services, azure, Cloud, hybrid cloud, infrastructure as a service, Microsoft, virtual machines, Virtualization, vmware

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Virtualization is difficult to understand. The technology itself is complex, and the industry is dominated by vendors that the average business owner has never heard of. Almost everyone knows Microsoft though, and its virtualization platform just got a big speed boost that won’t cost users a thing -- if they know how to take advantage of it.

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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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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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A guide to virtualization and licensing

May 25, 2016 1:00:10 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016may25_virtualization_a, Cloud, cost, Hardware, infrastructure, smb, software licenses, virtual machines, Virtualization

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Software licensing has been a thorn in everybody’s side for as long as we can remember. It’s no surprise that as software begins to help us to consolidate and combine pieces of hardware through virtualization, we’re confronted with this problem yet again. SMBs are often unfortunate victims of licensing models that favor individual or enterprise purchasing, without enough options in between. Why don’t we delve a little deeper to see how your business can tackle virtualization while taking this legal necessity into consideration ?

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The DR benefits of Virtualization

Apr 14, 2016 1:00:46 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016apr14_virtualization_a, critical data, disaster recovery, servers, tape backups, virtual machines, Virtualization

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When most business owners think of Virtualization, they likely don’t think of Disaster Recovery. The truth is, though, that Virtualization is a multi-faceted IT solution that can provide an effective backup in case your business is hit by a disaster. So for those who are new to the idea of Virtualization as a Disaster Recovery solution, here’s a breakdown.

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How you can benefit from virtualization

Mar 18, 2016 1:00:41 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016mar18_virtualization_a, disaster recovery, Hardware, server backup, software, virtual machines, Virtualization

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Whether it’s to backup your servers, upgrade your hardware or move towards a full-blown cloud based system, virtualization has become a popular solution for many companies. While the term virtualization has increasingly become a cost-effective strategy for many businesses, is it the right one for you? Here are some advantages to deploying a virtual system to your company plus some factors you should consider before making the final decision.

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