Technology plays an essential role in the workplace and choosing to partner with an IT support company is an excellent investment for small business owners. A managed service provider will allow your company to save a substantial amount of money and is a much more cost-effective solution than hiring additional in-house IT employees. An IT provider will also enable employees to work more efficiently, and it is a fantastic way to improve productivity in the office. Continue reading
Month: January 2019
How to Mitigate Five Threats Against Your Computer
Buying a new home computer is a significant investment for many. That’s why you want to make sure that you take care of your new PC so it will last longer. Unfortunately, many home computer users overlook five (significant) threats against their computer. Those threats are serious and can lead to major hardware and software failures. Luckily, you can prolong the life of your PC by mitigating those threats. Continue reading
MNP (Mobile number porting) in Russia – beware!
No matter if you are a Russian citizen or a tourist you will be using your mobile phone once you are here. And there might be a situation once you need port your number from one network provider to another. It will be useful for you to read until the end if you are going to use mobile communication in Russia. Continue reading
Top 10 UK Cities to be a Spy
Calling all spies. The UK is looking for a large number of potential recruits. The pay is good, the work is intriguing and candidates can pick the spy specialty where they want to apply their skills. But don’t expect to drive a James Bond Aston Martin.
It’s not a spy secret that businesses, universities and governments are under cyber attack by freelance cyber criminals and other governments. Continue reading
ESXi 6.7 vs Hyper-V 2012/2016 vs XEN 7.6
Recently I was about to change my Home lab. I wasn’t changed since 2013. I works stable, everything what were able to virtualize were virtualized. Things like my CCTV, webmail, NAS are running on dedicated separate server. Another dedicated server is my firewall, sorry, but security is vital priority. But my third server is virtualization station for tasks like web servers, remote sandboxes, development environments and various sets of VPN channels. Everything run quite smoothly on Windows Server 2012 R2 under Hyper-V. The 16 GB ram with 8 cores and several SSD and HDD drive are enough to separate all the tasks.
So why I decided to make some changes if everything is up and running ?
- Windows Server 2019 here. Means EOL of Server 2012 R2 is the matter of time.
- Too many adired screaming around KVM, ESXi and XEN
- I had huge experience with ESXi versions 3.3 till 5
- I wish to make hardware upgrade for this virtualization system and this is perfect opportunity to try something new
- KVM, ESXi and XEN are free (the Windows Server 2012 R2 was obtained almost for free £400 with outdated dell server on Ebay). Means after EOL Windows Server 2012 R2 I’ll have to pay to Microsoft crazy price.
Early Saturday in the morning I found that my total night backup was completed and I’ve started my efforts to test and implement following solutions: Continue reading