The recent 2016 State of IT Report from Spiceworks reveals that IT budgets either are not increasing or are barely increasing from what they were in 2015. This has IT execs worried about how they will do more with less, not to mention helping the business drive top-line growth.
The 7/7 Virtualization Security Podcast with Steve Kaplan, Vice President of INX’s Data Center Virtualization Practice and well known ROI/TCO expert within the virtualization and cloud space, joined us to talk about the ROI and TCO of virtualization and cloud security. We discussed someways to view virtualization and cloud security, but mostly the fact that many people may not think ROI or TCO even applies until a problem occurs and you need to rush in and find and fix the leak that lead to a break-in. In essence, the ROI of proper security tools is your entire business. Continue reading ROI/TCO of Virtualization and Cloud Security
There is this misconception that an SMB wants everything for Free or nearly Free. This is simply not the case. SMBs are willing to pay for products, it is just they want a great return on their investment. It is not be about “bells and whistles”, but it is about getting more bang for their buck as they have fewer bucks to put towards new products.
Most SMBs also want supported products, either direct from the vendor or through the consultant or consultancy which they hired to do the work. An average SMB will want everything to work while they are in the office and will utilize after hours time for any major upgrades, machine fixes, etc. Therefore, an SMB really needs VMware HA capability, but not necessarily VMware FT, VMotion, DRS, or Storage VMotion. Continue reading What an SMB wants – VMware Take Note – Microsoft Understands