Hacking Hypervisors

Virtual machines pose a significant cybersecurity risk – their underlying applications and data are consumed outside the network by customers, partners, consultants, and LOB workers. Malicious actors who target these individuals and their business systems understand the native security limitations of the virtual network. Prevent your next security breach by educating users, adopting best practices and procuring proven solutions. So, sit back and enjoy the show on “Hacking Hypervisors”. 🙂

MVP ITPro Podcast – Ep2 – A Talk with Vijay Tewari about Microsoft Azure Stack

Join us for episode 2 of the new MVP IT Pro Podcast, featuring your hosts Andy Syrewicze from Altaro Software and Rob Corradini from 5Nine!

Azure Container Service – What It Is and How It Helps Enterprise Cloud

Running containerized applications in production is still relatively new within enterprise IT infrastructures, but Microsoft’s Azure Container Service aims at making the process simpler and less worrisome for IT leaders. Continue reading

Simplify Software Defined Networking (SDN) Across Private and Public Clouds

Software Defined Networking (SDN) provides the speed, agility and flexibility enterprises need to successfully implement digital transformation initiatives.

Until next time, Rob

Windows Admin Center: Strengths, Weaknesses, Enterprise Readiness and Everything Else You Need to Know

Windows Admin Center, formerly known as Project Honolulu, provides IT administrators with a unified management interface for Windows Server Management tools that were once only accessible through disparate management tools. To date, Windows Admin Center has over 250,000 unique connection instances across 25,000 customer deployments and over 50,000 downloads.

We’ve been kicking the tires of Windows Admin Center (WAC) for almost a year when we first got wind of the preview at Microsoft Ignite. Since then, we’ve monitored its progress, evaluated its strengths and weaknesses and taken a look at how it might sit in an enterprise environment. I also considered what organizations would need to complement its functionality. Continue reading

Disaster Recovery and Microsoft Azure, an Overview

For business-savvy enterprises, there’s more to using the Microsoft Azure cloud than just adding applications, data, and users.

Small and medium-sized businesses running Azure also must make detailed contingency plans to stay connected to their applications and data if a disaster occurs. Companies should take the time to plan and configure disaster recovery services so they don’t miss a beat if and when problems arise. Continue reading