Guest Column | June 8, 2011

Virtualization: The Next Great Technology For The SMB


By Claude Goudreault, CEO and founder, VM6 Software

For many years, virtualization and all of its accompanying benefits have remained firmly in the realm of large enterprises. Small and medium-sized businesses could not have hoped to conquer the cost or complexity of installing, deploying and maintaining such solutions. So, while SMBs sat on the sidelines of the shift in datacenter technology, bigger companies worked through all the kinks involved in the advent of a new paradigm. Today, virtualization platforms that meet the needs and limitations of the SMB environment and budget are readily available. It's time for SMBs to realize the wide-ranging benefits of this fully vetted technology.