Hypervisor security vulnerabilities

Mar 21, 2018 1:00:41 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018march21virtualization_a, hypervisor, security, server, update, virtual machine, Virtualization, vm, vm escape

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Regardless of how complex the technology, hackers always find a way to exploit it. In the past, virtualization was thought to be an extremely secure solution businesses could rely on to improve IT management and save money. But it does have exploitable vulnerabilities. Hackers can attack the hypervisor to access your systems.

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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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Windows 10 Home, Pro, or 10 S?

Feb 27, 2018 1:00:03 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 10 s, 2018february27windows_a, home, operating system, pro, security, software, Virtualization, Windows, windows 10

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When buying new hardware, you have to choose which operating system (OS) to install. And if you go with Windows, you’ll have to make even more decisions, as there're Windows 10 Home, Pro, and 10 S. Although they contain many similar features, there are significant differences between them. Here’s a quick rundown of each OS version.

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Virtualization best practices for newbies

Feb 15, 2018 1:00:11 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february15virtualization_a, assessment, best practices, implementation, virtual machine, Virtualization

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The benefits of virtualization are so significant that deciding whether to jump on board is a no-brainer. It offers centralized IT management, faster hardware resources, improved business continuity, and reduced overhead costs. But in order to experience these benefits, there are a few best practices you need to consider.

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Improving healthcare data storage

Feb 5, 2018 1:00:16 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018february5healthcare_a, ehrs, electronic health records, Hardware, Healthcare, storage, Virtualization

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As more medical practices adopt electronic health records (EHR), running out of digital storage is becoming an increasingly common issue. HIPAA-regulated practices don’t always have the option of cloud solutions, but virtualization is a secure and cost-effective alternative.

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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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Virtualization vendors fix processor flaws

Jan 16, 2018 1:00:59 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2018january16virtualization_a, amazon web services, cloud platforms, Google, Microsoft, virtual desktops, virtual servers, Virtualization

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Everyone has been trying to make sense of recently discovered vulnerabilities that affect almost every computer in use today. All you really need to know about the Spectre and Meltdown bugs is that they make it very easy to spy on private information stored on a computer. But if you’re using virtual desktops or servers, you’re probably safe.

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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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5 Types of virtualization

Dec 13, 2017 1:00:05 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017december13virtualization_a, application virtualization, desktop virtualization, hardware virtualization, network virtualization, storage virtualization, Virtualization

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The age-old proverb “There’s more than one way to skin a cat” is especially relevant when budgeting for IT services. With the right technology consulting and support, any business can afford customized solutions that employ creative methods to achieve its end goals. As just one example, let’s review all the ways you can use virtualization technology!

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How do idle VMs cost businesses

Nov 27, 2017 1:00:10 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017november27virtualization_a, creation policies, lifecycle management, sprawl, virtual machine, Virtualization, vm

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Thanks to virtualization software, the time it takes to bring virtual machines (VMs) online is faster than ever. You could deploy a fleet of them in minutes, but as with most technologies, there are some drawbacks. Experts say too many VMs can cause a logistical nightmare and cost your business a lot of money.

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