Veeam’s NEW native cloud object storage delivers infinite capacity

Source: Veeam

Veeam has always been a company passionate about addressing its customers’ needs. In the latest release of NEW Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, we continued this trend by meeting an important need for many customers with our NEW native object storage integration: Veeam Cloud Tier. In this blog, we’ll cover the challenges we’re addressing through this new feature — what it is, how it works and the benefits you can take advantage of. You’ll also learn a few points about the uniqueness and innovation built into Veeam Cloud Tier compared to other backup providers. Veeam is changing the data protection game again!

The challenge of data growth and compliance

One thing is certain about data today — it’s growing exponentially. There are many sources on data growth prediction but there seems to be a consensus that the size of the digital universe will double every two years at least.

With this rapid increase of data created by organizations, it’s no surprise that challenges are starting to take hold. Hardware storage costs are skyrocketing, storage capacity planning and management is becoming more difficult, and all the while this resource juggling takes away precious time from core business priorities. Sound familiar? Now, as data begins to reach new highs we’re seeing organizations make a deliberate attempt to manage costs — with many organizations now having a mandate to reduce hardware costs listed as a priority. In addition to the growth, many organizations are having to meet compliance requirements that require they hold onto data for longer and longer periods of time.

What can IT do?

It’s clear there are two major challenges: data growth and longer-term data retention needs. IT departments need to carefully weigh in a few factors when trying to solve these issues, but they should start with two main considerations:

  • Investigate affordable storage: The most obvious answer to reducing hardware costs is to adopt a more affordable storage. For organizations looking for long-term data retention with cost-efficiency and scalability there is no better place to look than cloud or on-premises based object storage targets. And this is precisely why Veeam customers have requested native object storage integration. When accessibility and quick recovery are still an integral part of a long-term retention strategy, object storage will make the most sense to meet this need.
  • Take a tiered approach: Choosing a more affordable storage option is half the battle — now you must make sure you are freeing up your local storage in the best, most intelligent way possible. Taking a tiered approach to data management allows you to effectively free up only the storage you want freed up, and tier off only the data you need for longer-term retention. This tiered approach allows an overall better capacity management process. This should ideally be a “set it and forget it” solution that automatically tiers off files to the storage according to your exact retention needs.

Veeam Cloud Tier to the rescue!

Ok, so we’ve covered the challenges and what to look for in a solution to solve the challenges, now let’s look at Veeam’s new feature that meets all these requirements. Veeam Cloud Tier was designed to provide infinite capacity through native integrations with Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage, S3-compatible service providers or on-premises storage offerings. This feature delivers on the promise of instant and automatic tiering directly to object storage to free up local storage. It is also built with innovative attributes that reduce overall storage consumption and lower ingress and egress costs. Let’s check out the benefits

Infinite Capacity

First, it’s important to note that Veeam Cloud Tier is the built-in automatic tiering feature of Veeam’s Scale-out Backup Repository (SoBR) feature. SoBR consists of multiple repositories under one abstracted layer on-premises, that deliver storage efficiencies, enabling the tiered approach to data management I mentioned earlier. What makes Veeam Cloud Tier special is its ability to now make SoBR completely unlimited in terms of its capacity and scale with it now being backed by object storage. Veeam Cloud Tier acts as a capacity tier to automatically offload backups to object storage.

No double charging

One of the most important aspects of Veeam Cloud Tier is its advantage over competitors from a cost perspective. Believe it or not many backup providers will actually “double charge” for the data you store in the cloud. What this means is not only are you paying for the cost of leveraging the cloud provider’s storage but also incurring an additional charge simply for leveraging object storage with their solution. Veeam Cloud Tier is built into our existing Veeam Availability Suite Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions and you will never see a “cloud tax” fee from Veeam on your bill!

No vendor lock-in

Veeam has always been known as a storage agnostic vendor. We want our customers to know that if they work with Veeam they can trust that we deliver protection for any application, any data, in any cloud. Veeam Cloud Tier is no different, you will not be locked into a particular storage vendor, in fact we are proud to offer a variety of storage options mentioned above — including both hyper-scale and S3 compatible on-premises and cloud-based service provider options. This feature also opens up the option for service providers to scale-out their IaaS customers to hyper-scale clouds in addition to leveraging their own clouds.

Storage reduction magic

The built-in storage reduction technique is truly what sets Veeam apart from other solutions. We know that customers don’t want to have to send their entire backup to the cloud, or bring it back down for that matter… So, we developed a technique by which the on-premises files remain on-premises as a shell with metadata while the bulk is offloaded to object storage. This drastically reduces the size of the local storage without sacrificing any recoverability of the data. For instance, a 1TB VBK file on local storage could be reduced to a 20MB file.

With this lightweight file format customers incur only minimal cloud-based ingest fees for sending data to the cloud. They can also just as easily retrieve data from the cloud without having to recover the entire backup repository through Veeam’s file-based granular recovery options — minimizing egress charges and increasing productivity.

Here is a view of the Veeam Cloud Tier (Capacity Tier) within the Scale-out Backup Repository:

Take away

It’s clear that massive data growth and compliance requirements continue to take a toll on not only the cost of local storage, but the length of time organizations are required to hold onto data. Object storage is becoming increasingly appealing to many organizations for long-term data retention needs, but leveraging the right solution is imperative to enable a tiered approach to Intelligent Data Management. Veeam Cloud Tier provides a simplified approach, enabling customers to natively tier backup files to a variety of cloud and on-premises object storage targets including Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, IBM Cloud Object Storage and S3-compatible service providers. In addition, Veeam Cloud Tier has many benefits over other solutions including no “cloud tax” and no vendor lock-in.

If you or your customers are not yet leveraging Veeam Availability Suite, now is the absolute perfect time to execute on this tiering strategy to take advantage of the infinite capacity Veeam delivers on object storage.

 

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Harness the power of cloud storage for long-term retention with Veeam Cloud Tier

Source: Veeam

The cost and efficiency of data

All organizations are experiencing explosive data growth. Data growth continues to accelerate at almost exponential speed and with that comes pain points of organizations trying to manage that growth. More data means more robust applications to handle larger data sets, which also means more infrastructure to handle applications and the data itself. While the cost and management of on-premises storage has come down as hardware and disk technologies improve, organizations still face significant overhead when maintaining their own hardware infrastructure.

Taking that a step further as it relates to backups, when you combine the growth of data together with more strict regulations around data retention, the challenges that come with managing storage platforms for production and backup workloads becomes even more complex. The reality persists that organizations still struggle to achieve the economy of scale both from an operational and cost point of view that makes storing data long term viable.

The rise of Object Storage

Object Storage has fundamentally shifted the storage landscape, mainly due to its popularity in the public cloud space but also because it offers advantages over traditional block and file-based storage systems. Object Storage overcomes many of the limitations of file and block due to its design and fundamental concept of being able to scale out infinitely. Because a large percentage of backup data is considered to be for long-term retention. Object Storage seems to be a perfect fit.

Though the likes of Amazon, Azure and IBM Cloud offer Object Storage, the amount of organizations that have deployed Object Storage to their on-premises environments remains relatively low. The popular trend is to consume cloud-based Object Storage platforms to take advantage of the hyper-scalers own economies of scale which can’t be matched. With the cost of storage at fractions of a cent per GB, organizations desire to consume cloud-based Object Storage has increased and many have been made aware of its benefits.

Introducing Veeam Cloud Tier

With the launch of Update 4 for Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5, we have added Veeam Cloud Tier as a new innovative way to extend backup repositories to the cloud effectively delivering an infinitely scalable Scale-out Backup Repository. By using the new Object Storage Repository as a Capacity Tier Extent as part of the Scale-out Backup Repository, we have fundamentally changed the way in which organizations and our Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) partners will think about how they design and architect backup repositories.

 

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By extending the Scale-out Backup Repository to take advantage of Object Storage, whether that be Amazon S3, Azure Blob, IBM Cloud Object Storage or any S3-Compatible platform (hosted or internal), we have enabled this feature to take advantage of cloud storage technologies to tier data blocks and offload them from the local Scale-out Backup Repository Performance Tier extents to Capacity Tier extents which can be configured to consume storage services as shown below.

 

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How is Veeam Cloud Tier different?

The innovative technology we have built into this feature allows for data to be stripped out of Veeam backup files (which are part of a sealed chain) and offloaded as blocks of data to Object Storage leaving a dehydrated Veeam backup file on the local extents with just the metadata remaining in place. This is done based on a policy that is set against the Scale-out Backup Repository that dictates the operational restore window of which local storage is used as the primary landing zone for backup data and processed as a Tiering Job every four hours.

The result is a space saving, smaller footprint on the local storage without sacrificing any of Veeam’s industry-leading recovery operations. This is what truly sets this feature apart and means that even with data residing in the Capacity Tier, you can still perform:

  • Instant VM Recoveries
  • Entire computer and disk-level restores
  • File-level and item-level restores
  • Direct Restore to Amazon EC2, Azure and Azure Stack

Just stepping back to think about what that mean. With Veeam Cloud Tier you are now able to recover or restore directly from Object Storage without the need for any additional, potentially expensive components. With that, you can start to understand just how innovative a feature Veeam Cloud Tier is!

In addition to that, we have built in further space saving efficiencies in the form of effective source side dedupe where by the same blocks of data are not offloaded to Object Storage, reducing the amount of consumed storage and reducing data transfer times up to the Capacity Tier. We have also added Intelligent Block Recovery that will source data blocks from the local backup files instead of what is tiered to Object Storage resulting in not only faster recovery times, but more importantly, cost savings when pulling data back when using Object Storage services that charge for egress.

Conclusion

For all Veeam customers and partners, both end users and VCSP partners alike, Veeam Cloud Tier represents an important inflection point in the way in which backup repositories are designed and built. No longer are there limitations on how big backup repositories can grow before complications arise from the accelerated growth of data. We have leveraged the power of the cloud with the efficiencies and cost savings of Object Storage platforms to deliver a feature that is unique in the market and we have been able to deliver this in such a way that no industry leading Veeam functionality has been lost.

Update 4 is now Generally Available and can be downloaded here.

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HyperFlex 4.0 and Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 deliver big!

Source: Veeam

With the announcement today of Cisco HyperFlex 4.0 and the Veeam announcement last week of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 update 4, there is a lot to digest on all the benefits these provide to our joint customers from the core to the edge to the cloud and back again.

There’s magic in the air

It seems it wasn’t that long ago when HyperFlex version 1.0 was released. In just 2.5 years, HyperFlex has gone from inception to a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructures (HCI). This is a testament to their innovation and not being just another hyperconverged infrastructure solution but a true next-generation solution with features and benefits that customers require in today’s frenetic IT world. Veeam is also a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for backup solutions which gives customers added confidence when pairing Cisco and Veeam solutions.

HyperFlex anywhere

HyperFlex’s core values have always been around simplicity, agility and multi-cloud services. HyperFlex 4.0 builds on this with their recognition that customers live in a distributed, multi-site world. To meet customer requirements in this environment, HyperFlex added several key features. HyperFlex can now utilize Cisco Intersight, their cloud-based management platform, to streamline, orchestrate and automate the management and deployment of HyperFlex HCI. HyperFlex and Intersight extend the simplicity and efficiency of HCI from core data centers to the edge with consistent policy enforcement and cloud-powered systems management. Veeam has worked with HyperFlex since its initial release, integrating with HyperFlex native snapshots to backup and replicate data on HyperFlex systems. Veeam can replicate from one HyperFlex cluster to another, backup to a main data center and move backup copy jobs to other sites or the cloud delivering the application and data Availability customers require. Building on the automation and orchestration, Veeam has added orchestration for virtual environments with the addition of intelligent automation in Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 update 4. Veeam delivers proactive monitoring and alerting backed by intelligent automation to alert customers and resolve potential problems before they have operational impact. Together, Veeam and Cisco HyperFlex have greatly simplified the deployment, management and Availability of multi-site distributed environments.

SAP HANA

HyperFlex 4.0 also delivers many new performance and security enhancements specifically for mission-critical business applications like SAP. SAP is critical to customers’ business and it requires an infrastructure that is fast, offers consistent performance and is highly available and protected. Cisco HyperFlex is SAP HANA certified and provides the performance needed for SAP application workloads and databases with simple management, reduced TCO, and cloud-like flexibility. With the latest Veeam release, Veeam is now SAP HANA certified. This is big news for our joint SAP HANA customers.  They can utilize Veeam to protect their SAP HANA deployments using native SAP database backup methods, something all SAP administrators prefer, and they will get enhanced backup capabilities like Instant VM Recovery and optimized backups with Veeam’s native HyperFlex snapshot integration. SAP users will be able to leverage Veeam DataLabs to easily deploy SAP test environments and clone SAP databases from Veeam repositories.

Putting it all together, customers can run SAP HANA databases and SAP applications on Cisco HyperFlex, modernizing their production environments with SAP HANA and HyperFlex and protecting it using Veeam’s native HyperFlex snapshots and an SAP-certified plug-in for database backup and restores. Veeam and Cisco have worked together for years with Veeam running on Cisco UCS storage servers, and, at the end of last year, Cisco and Veeam introduced a new joint solution, Veeam Availability on Cisco HyperFlex, an enterprise-grade data protection solution running Veeam services and repository on HyperFlex. Together, we deliver an end-to-end solution; customers can now run their production SAP environments on HyperFlex while keeping it highly available with a modern data protection solution, Veeam running on another Cisco HyperFlex System.

From the edge to the center to the cloud

What Veeam and Cisco are really delivering is simplicity, flexibility and lower costs. HyperFlex 4.0 is introducing smaller 2-node edge clusters for ROBO environments, combined with cloud-based management, making it easier to deploy and manage these systems. Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 adds Cloud Data Management, Veeam Cloud Mobility and Veeam Cloud Tier, all designed to make it easier for customers to move workloads on premises, to the cloud and back again.

The result is that customers and IT departments today, whether they are large or small, are being challenged to do more with less, while innovating the business and driving measurable impact. Cisco and Veeam continue to work together to deliver solutions that offer simplicity, flexibility and lower TCO that provide the business outcomes our customers require.

All from two industry-leading vendors! Don’t take our word for it, go ask Gartner!

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How you can run Windows on your Mac: Virtualbox vs VMware vs Parallels Comparison

Source: VMware

With today’s more advanced computer technology, you could run Windows on your Mac’s OS X. A virtual machine helps you run Windows on your Mac computer with a lot of ease, without disrupting your Mac’s normal setup. Sometimes, there could be some apps that are available on Windows but absent on your Mac OS X. Or, you could find using Windows easier than using OS X. You could resolve this small problem by using a virtual machine. And for you to use a virtual machine on your Mac’s OS X so that you can run Windows on it, you will need one of the following computer apps or virtualization software: Virtual Box, VMware or Parallels. Each of these virtualization software have its own strengths and weaknesses, and what it’s best used for. All you need to do if you want to use Windows on your Mac desktop is to install a virtual machine from one of the software mentioned herein, and then choose Windows as your operating system. These software lets you use Windows on your Mac without rebooting it.

You could as well use Boot Camp to run Windows on your Mac desktop. Boot Camp, however, needs you to reboot your computer before you can begin using it, thus, it’s less convenient. But, we’re not going into deeper details about the Boot Camp. It’s just an honorable mention of another option that you have when you want to run Windows on your Mac desktop. So, what’s an overview of the three software which you could use to create a virtual machine on your Mac computer?

Virtual Box

Virtual Box is one of the software that will allow you create a virtual machine on your Mac computer and run Windows on it. It’s, however, the most complex of the three software, but not too complex for you to handle. It comes with all sorts of customization options for your virtual machine, but doesn’t have fancy integration features like VMware and Parallels do. Basically, that’s what it does. You could get a free version of this virtualization software!

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion is another option that you have when you want to create a virtual machine on your Mac computer. It provides you as a user with tons of options of tweaking your virtual machine as it guides you through the initial setup process. It basically walks the line between Virtual Box and Parallels. You could get full features of this virtualization software at $79.99, for unlimited number of Macs.

Parallels

Parallels is very similar to VMware Fusion in that they both guide you through the installation process, only that this software guides you more. It focuses on home users who are looking to use Windows on their Mac computers easily without any hassle or rebooting their Macs or getting a new computer. For $79.99, you could get this software for only one Mac computer.

What are the main differences between these three virtualization software?

For you to note the key differences between these three major virtualization software, let us look at the following points:

Ease of setup

Let’s start off with Virtual Box software. Setting up a virtual machine using this software isn’t a complex task. You will start by creating a virtual machine, and then customize the virtual machine according to your own preference. Once you have created the virtual machine, you will select the operating system such as Windows, which you want to run on your Mac computer. You will then tweak or customize the virtual machine. While customizing the virtual machine, you will select how many processor cores the virtual machine will have; how much ram and graphics card ram the virtual machine will have from your Mac’s system.

After you have selected the Windows and you have tweaked it, you will then install the Windows as you normally would in other computers. This means that you will need an installation disc; USB drive; or an ISO file from which you’ll install the windows. That’s it!

Both VMware Fusion and Parallels are similar since they walk you through the installation setup, thanks to their wizard setup. They go an extra mile to let you import your Boot Camp partition from your Mac computer only if you have one; or you could import your old Windows PC into your Mac as well. With Parallels, you can automatically optimize it for productivity or while gaming! Also, if you prefer installing Windows from scratch, it’s very possible when you’re using Parallels. Installing and setting up virtual machines using these software is simple, only that Parallels is the simplest since it guides you every step of the way, thus it’s the most user friendly.

Features of these software

All these software have windowed mode support, which lets you run each Windows app in its own window, on your Mac computer. This feature makes the windows apps you’re running on your Mac look like some of your Mac’s native applications! Virtual Box calls this feature the Seamless mode; VMware Fusion calls it Unity; while the Parallels calls it Coherence. When you’re using this windowed mode feature, you will be able to copy and paste data between your Mac’s native apps and your Windows apps. You will also be able to move, resize and close down apps without shutting down your windows! How convenient is that?

Another key feature to note is how these software lets you open windows programs right from the Dock. Both Parallels and VMware lets you open windows programs direct from Dock, while the Virtual Box doesn’t. Instead, it needs you to open up the whole virtual machine if you want to open a particular windows program. Furthermore, Parallels and VMware support DirectX 10 and gives you access to Cortana to issue voice commands, if you’re running Windows 10. You will therefore, be able to run most games though you might not have an excellent game performance. On the other hand, Virtual Box doesn’t support these features which the Parallels and the VMware support. It merely lets you run your Windows on your Mac computer as a whole.

Even though Parallels and VMware are similar, they have some subtle differences. For example, Parallels do support OS X’s Quick Look feature when you’re running Windows, while VMware doesn’t support this feature. Also, VMware do natively support 5K monitors of fancy iMacs. The differences aren’t much but they’re worth mentioning.

Their Performance and their Benchmarks

Virtual machines always share resources such as processor, ram and graphics chip ram with your Mac computer system. As such, looking at their individual performance is very important. They preform differently, making them suitable for different tasks.

In 11 out of 18 different performance tests, VMware outperforms both Parallels and Virtual Box. However, the performance margin is small, meaning all these virtualization software perform greatly. VMware software performs better in graphics related tests than Parallels and Virtual Box, while Parallels perform better in CPU or processor related tests than the other two apps. This makes these two paid software (VMware and Parallels) suitable for the tasks that correspond with their tested fields. In both graphics related and CPU related tests, Virtual Box took the last position, which is number three in this case.

Also, Parallels boot faster, transfers files faster, and saves battery better than VMware and Virtual Box. VMware on the other hand, performs better in 3D graphics and gaming than Parallels and Virtual Box. In CPU and graphics related tests, Virtual Box came in at position 3.

Having these differences in mind, you know which option to choose when you want to do what task. If you need Windows on your Mac computer to run an application which doesn’t need a ton of 3D graphics or processor, then Virtual Box is your best chance. But if you want to run a Windows apps that uses a lot of CPU or graphics, then you could choose Parallels or VMware respectively.

Both Parallels and VMware tend to be similar since they walk you through their installation processes, and they also perform better than Virtual Box. You will get the value of your money if you decide to choose either Parallels or the VMware. Their major difference comes from their prices and the number of Macs that you could install them on. So, if you need to install a virtualization software that could run Windows applications that demand more graphics, and also you want to install it in more than one Mac computer, then VMware is your number one software. But if you need a virtualization software that processes fast or run windows app that need more CPU output, then Parallels is the software to look for. However, you will install Parallels in only one Mac computer or desktop.

Parallels and VMware fusion software are paid or licensed software while Virtual Box are free software. And since they’re paid software, they always come with yearly upgrades which will need you to upgrade your software for you to get newer features that come with the annual upgrades. The yearly upgrades could be costly and tiring to you as a user or subscriber. If newer Windows version don’t come out, you could use your previous software version to run your Windows on your Mac desktop or computer.

But the good news is, both Parallels and VMware normally have trial periods that you could take full advantage of. You could try them out and see which software is best for which task before spending your hard-earned cash licensing a particular virtualization software. If your need is very limited, you could start with the Virtual Box before you can consider VMware or the Parallels software.


How you can run Windows on your Mac: Virtualbox vs VMware vs Parallels Comparison

How to choose the Best CPU for Virtuatization Needs

Source: VMware

Virtualization is a technological process that enables us to create numerous virtual –rather than actual- representations of something, ranging from servers, storage devices, networks, and virtual applications. It is a highly efficient and responsive process and also the single most effective way of reducing I.T. expenses for any business. The main concept of using virtualization is to manage workloads and significantly reduce the number of physical servers. This helps in reducing the energy required for cool and also saves time. The three major types of virtualization are storage virtualization, server virtualization, and client virtualization.

Virtualization (also known as a v12n) plays a very important role in organizations. It is most preferred because of its cost-effectiveness and convenience over physical servers. The major reasons that make organizations adopt virtualization in their processes include:

Increased productivity which is caused by using minimal servers that are easy to maintain and manage. As a result, workers in the technology department have ample time to spend time on other major organizational projects, cost-cutting, and income-generating activities.

Consolidation of a few physical servers through migration of physical servers to virtual applications and software. This helps in saving energy and research has shown that up to 80% of energy is saved during the consolidation of servers.

Easier back up of data and procedures. Virtualization enables both virtual servers and virtual machines to do a complete back up on snapshots which ensure availability of up to date data. This, in turn, allows speed and ease of deployment and movement of machines from one point to another.

Uptime increase. Virtualization makes use of very advanced features unavailable in physical servers. This enables isolation of processes to function and operate separately meaning that the operation of a single unit happens independently without any interference.

Business continuity. This refers to the ability to maintain and continuously deliver products and/or services even when an unforeseen disruption occurs. Virtualization has enabled business entities to maintain a strong continuity because staff will no longer have to deal with challenges of physical hardware getting lost and lack of data back-up. Strong business continuity is further made possible by significant cost energy saving, reduction in operating costs and also increased efficiency.

What is Intel vPro?

Intel Virtualization Technology, formerly known as Vanderpool, is a technology found in Intel processors which enable consolidation and hosting of multiple operating systems and environments to a single processor. It also makes a CPU act like several independent computers, thereby enabling numerous operating systems to function simultaneously from a single machine and is the company’s hardware support for processors running virtualization platforms subsequently reducing costs, complexity, and size. Intel VT enhances segregation of various computing environs with their preferred operating configuration by enabling general end users and service providers fully utilize the computing power of their hardware processors. Intel VT is also currently efficiently serving a wide range of customers in almost all business sectors.

What is AMD-V?

AMD Virtualization Technology is a technology that was developed by Advanced Micro Devices. It was announced in 2004, under the code-name Pacifica, and AMD released technical details in mid-2005. It enables AMD PRO-based clients to run multiple applications and operating systems on a single machine. This technology uses hardware to perform tasks that virtual machine managers do through software emulation by incorporating virtualization extensions and simplifies those tasks in a processor’s instruction set. AMD Virtualization technology is adopted by most companies to support the following functions: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Client-Side Virtualization, and Blade PC, OS Streaming and Terminal Services among other functions.

The information below gives an overview and explains in detail the advantages and disadvantages of top CPUs for using with VMware, Parallels or VirtualBox

Top 10 Best CPU for Virtualization Software like VmWare, Parallels or VirtualBox

Best Overall CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is a high-end performance desktop processor introduced by AMD Ryzen Processors and launched on 19th April 2018 and has the following main specifications:

Specs

  • Model AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
  • Socket AM4
  • Cores 8
  • Threads 16
  • Base clock 3.7 GHz
  • Boost clock 4.3 GHz
  • Lithography 12nm
  • Integrated Graphics N/A
  • TDP 105W

It consists of two memory channels type DDR4 with a specification of 2933MHz and contains the following supported technologies;  AMD SenseMI Technology, AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium, and AMD Store MI Technology.

It offers the following Operating Systems support namely, Windows 10-64 Bit edition, Ubuntu *86 64-Bit edition and RHEL *86 64- Bit.

However, the Operating System is different based on the manufacturer. Its major benefit is all chips are unlocked and excellent all-round performance and is disadvantaged by lack of integrated graphics and lower clock speed than Intel.

Best high-end CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K

Intel Core i9-9900K is a ninth generation Intel Core with the most powerful CPU. It has an overkill chip for web browsers and is very effective for gamers, creative functions and virtualization software like VmWare. It comprises of the following performance specifications:

Specs

  • Model Intel Core i9-9900K
  • Socket LGA1151
  • Cores 8
  • Threads 16
  • Base clock 3.6 GHz
  • Boost clock 5 GHz
  • Lithography 14nm
  • Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • TDP 95W

Processor graphics specifications include a graphics base frequency of 350MHz, a maximum video memory of 64GB, has a clear video and HD Intel Clear technology, supports 4K at 60Hz and has a processor graphics Intel of UHD630.

Other specifications include the possibility of expansion options, favorable package sizes and consists of advanced technologies such as Intel turbo boost and Intel Pro Platform Eligibility. It is also enriched with security and reliability features like Intel Boot Guard and Secure Keys. This Intel core boasts of the fastest desktop processor but is very expensive to acquire.

Best Mid-Range CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X is a second generation CPU that performs commendably with tasks that depend on either multi or single-core setups. The major specification of this CPU:

12 threaded all round 6 core tasks like gaming with additional features such as 4.2GHz maximum boost clock

Specs

  • Model AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
  • Socket AM4
  • Cores 6
  • Threads 12
  • Base clock 3.6 GHz
  • Boost clock 4.2 GHz
  • Lithography 12nm
  • Integrated Graphics N/A
  • TDP 95W

It consists of two memory channels type DDR4 with a specification of 2933MHz and contains the following supported technologies;  AMD SenseMI Technology, AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium, and AMD Store MI Technology.

It offers the following Operating Systems support namely, Windows 10-64 Bit edition, Ubuntu *86 64-Bit edition and RHEL *86 64- Bit. It is highly preferred because of its good multi-threaded performance but has a worse value when overclocking especially with Wraith Spire.

Best Entry Level CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G is an excellent performing CPU for light gaming and virtualization needs. In case it’s being used for building a budget desktop, it eliminates the need to install a separate GPU as it has an onboard graphics processor. This CPU contains the following specifications:

Specs

  • Model AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
  • Socket AM4
  • Cores 4
  • Threads 4
  • Base clock 3.5 GHz
  • Boost clock 3.7 GHz
  • Lithography 14nm
  • Integrated Graphics AMD Vega 8
  • TDP 65W

It consists of two memory channels type DDR4 with a specification of 2993MHz and contains the following supported technologies;  AMD SenseMI Technology, AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium, and AMD Store MI Technology. It offers the following Operating Systems support namely, Windows 10-64 Bit edition, Ubuntu *86 64-Bit edition and RHEL *86 64- Bit. This CPU is rated highly for its’ strong Vega graphics. Its main disadvantage is that it has requires very expensive memory to shine.

Best Gaming CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K

Intel Core i5-8600K is an 8th generation processor that has modern innovations which extend possibilities of previous generation CPUs to perform a variety of form factors. The major specs of this CPU are:

Specs

  • 5 Core
  • 6 threads
  • a processor base frequency of 3.6GHz
  • GT/s DMI3 bus speed8,
  • and 4.3GHz maximum turbo frequency

Memory specifications comprise of 64 GB maximum, 2 memory channels, memory bandwidth of 41.6 GB/s and a DDR4-2666 memory type. Processor graphics specifications include a graphics base frequency of 350MHz, a maximum video memory of 64GB, has a clear video and HD Intel Clear technology, supports 4K at 60Hz and has a processor graphics Intel of UHD630. Other specifications include the possibility of expansion options, favorable package sizes and consists of advanced technologies such as Intel turbo boost and Intel Pro Platform Eligibility. It is also enriched with security and reliability features like Intel Boot Guard and Secure Keys. The main benefit of this CPU is its superb performance in gaming and productivity apps. Its Heatsink requirement is a disadvantage.

Best VR CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is an 8 core processor which features true machine intelligence and is the apex of desktop processing power. It has an integrated neutral network that customizes itself to meet application demands. Its main specifications:

Specs

  • 8 CPU core
  • 4GHz maximum boost clock,
  • 16 Threads, 3.6GHz base clock
  • 95W default TDP, Total L1 cache of 768KB
  • total L2 cache of 4B
  • total L3 cache of 16MB
  • has an unlocked chip
  • has a package of AM4
  • CMOS of 14nm FinFET
  • temperatures of 95 degrees C

a PCI express version of 3*16 and a cTDP of 46-65W. It consists of two memory channels type DDR4 with a specification of 2667MHz and contains the following supported technologies; Virtualization AES, AVX. It offers the following Operating Systems support namely, Windows 10-64 Bit edition, Ubuntu *86 64-Bit edition and RHEL *86 64- Bit. The major advantage of using this CPU is the low cost eight Cores but has a poorly optimized software ecosystem.

Best Video Editing CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X

Intel Core i7-7820X is an eight-core CPU processor which operates at a speed of 3.6GHz and provides computing performance for video editing, soundtrack composing and virtualization software like parallels or vmware. The major specs of this CPU:

Specs

  • 16 threads
  • a processor base frequency of 3.6GHz
  • GT/s DMI3 bus speed8
  • 4.3GHz maximum turbo frequency

Memory specifications comprise of 128GB maximum, 4 memory channels, and a DDR4-2666 memory type. Other specifications include the possibility of expansion, favorable package sizes, and advanced technologies such as Intel turbo boost and Intel HyperThreading technology. It is also enriched with security and reliability features like AES instructions. The main advantage of having this processor is its strong multi-threaded performance with regression in a performance of some applications poses a great risk to its users.

Best budget CPU: Intel Pentium G4560

Intel Pentium G4560 is a dual-core processor that has Hyper-Threading technology. It is considered one of the best processors because of its relatively fair acquisition price costing less than 70 USD. This CPU has the following specifications

Specs

  • 16 threads, operating frequency of 3.5GHz
  • L1 cache of 2*32kB Instruction
  • 2*32kB, L2 cache of 2*252kB
  • L3 cache of 1*3MB, data width of 64-bit
  • lithography of 14nm
  • thermal design power of 54W

Memory specifications comprise of 64GB maximum, 4 memory channels, and a DDR4-2666 memory type. Other specifications include the possibility of expansion, favorable package sizes, and advanced technologies such as Intel turbo boost and Intel Hyper-Threading technology. It is preferred by end users because of its affordability, great performance, excellent value, and hyper-threading. However, its main disadvantage is an unlocked chip

Best HTPC CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G has a four core, eight threaded design. Other additional features found in this CPU include:

Specs

  • 11 GPU Cores
  • 3.9GHz maximum boost clock
  • an unlocked chip
  • 3.6GHz base clock
  • 46-65W cTDP
  • 65W default TDP and Wraith Stealth thermal solution
  • Total L1 cache of 384KB
  • total L2 cache of 2MB
  • total L3 cache of 4MB
  • package of AM4, CMOS of 14nm FinFET
  • temperatures of 95 degrees C
  • PCI express version of 3*8

It consists of two memory channels type DDR4 with a specification of 2933MHz and contains the following supported technologies;  AMD SenseMI Technology, AMD Ryzen Master Utility, AMD Ryzen VR-Ready Premium and AMD Store MI Technology. It offers the following Operating Systems support namely, Windows 10-64 Bit edition, Ubuntu *86 64-Bit edition and RHEL *86 64- Bit. This CPU is preferred by buyers because it is efficient and great for HTPC and virtualization use but lacks superior processor performance.


How to choose the Best CPU for Virtuatization Needs

How to Choose the Best laptop that you could use for Virtualization Software

Source: VMware

Virtualization is used in computing, and it’s been around since 1960s. Basically, virtualization is the process of creating computer-based simulations or representations of systems such as servers; computer hardware; operating systems; computer networks; and storage devices.

Virtualization can increase flexibility and scalability in an organization, and reduce operational cost of your business. Other benefits of virtualization include: minimized downtime and availability of software-based data center. Since virtualization relies on software such as the hypervisor, you need a computer or a laptop that is dedicated to running such software. Your home laptop might be unable to handle the hypervisor software. You will, therefore, need a computer that is designed to withstand overheating, and is equipped with high performance technology that can run virtualization software smoothly, without any glitches.

What are the laptop specifications and configurations that you should look for?

For your laptop to run virtual machine as smoothly as possible, there are system requirements it should meet. The following are the ideal system requirements that your laptop should have for it to handle virtualization task:

The processor is like the brain of your laptop. It fetches, decodes and execute the information from various programs, software and applications in your laptop, and then writes back the information it receives from those programs and software.

Since virtualization is an intensive computational process, you need a processor with multi cores. Also, you need a sixth or seventh generation processor which is dedicated to give you a result that you need. For a good virtualization, look for a laptop with quad core processor, and is i7 or higher. Processors such as i7 6700HQ or the i7 7700 HQ are ideal for your virtualization laptop. Therefore, when a laptop has one of these processors, it’s a laptop that you should not ignore. The ‘Q’ at the end of the processor name shows you that the processor has quad cores (4 cores.)

The Random Access Memory (RAM) does a simple task in your laptop- it stores the data or information which is process and analyzed by your laptop’s processor, also known as the CPU. The ram feeds the processor with random data for processing. A seventh generation quad core processor needs a ram that is sufficiently large enough so that it may process the information faster and smoothly.

For a smoothly running virtualization, your laptop needs a minimum RAM of 16GB. This Ram will speed up your laptop’s time of access of the random data by the processor. This will make your virtualization software to run smoothly and efficiently. So, when looking for a virtualization laptop that you could use with virtual machine, fix your eyes on 16 GB RAM for an excellent performance.

Your laptop’s storage space and type is also a key feature or requirement which you should not overlook. The minimum storage space that is recommended is 500 GB. You could buy a storage space of 500 GB or higher when you want to run your virtualization software as smooth as possible, without any problems. There are three major types of internal computer storage disks- the SATA, SSD and Hybrid. There are 1TB SATA and 256 GB SSD disk types.

For the best performance in terms of speed of access of data, buy a laptop with a 256 GB SSD disk; or a Hybrid of both the SATA and the SSD disk types. The SSD storage disks are more expensive than their SATA counterparts. But since they perform faster than SATA, they are worth considering, especially when you want a laptop that performs excellently. Additionally, laptops with SSD storage space reboot faster and takes shorter time to resume after the reboot.

The graphics card, which is also known as the video card, is the component in your laptop that helps your machine display clear information such as images and videos on your laptop screen. That’s pretty much what it does. Most graphics cards that laptops come with can handle virtual machine. They can display the information that you need without any problem. As such, there is no need for any dedicated graphics card since the on-board graphics card in your laptop will work just fine.

But, you could buy laptops with the NVidia or other graphics cards which have video RAM for a more clear data display. This will add some advantage to your virtualization.

You need a large laptop for a good virtualization. Large laptops have advantages such as large displays which is very critical for virtualization. Also, large laptops have number pads which are used often during programming.

Large laptops are very friendly to upgrades and can handle heating stress better than their thin and smaller counterparts. When you want to upgrade your RAM or storage space, a larger laptop will let you have an easy upgrade. So, you could choose a reasonably large laptop for your virtualization. A laptop with a 17 inches screen is ideal for virtualization.

Once you have considered all the above specifications when buying a laptop. You could go on to choose a laptop of your favorite color and design. But just make sure that it has all the key requirements that are needed for a smooth and excellent-performing virtualization. There are a dozen of laptops that you could buy for your virtualization spree.

Top 10 Laptops for Virtualization Software like VmWare, Parallels or VirtualBox

Laptops play a key role in virtualization. And for that reason, you should only buy those that are designed to handle the virtualization task. Unfortunately, your home or personal computer cannot handle VmWare or Parallels virtualization software. But don’t worry because there are at least 10 laptops made for your virtualization needs. So, what are they? And what are their specifications?

Acer Aspire E 15

The Acer Aspire E 15 laptop is indeed one of the best machines that will handle your VmWare virtualization software. From just $599.99, you will get this incredible laptop from online stores. So, what makes this laptop very capable of handling your virtualization needs?

Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen display
  • 8GB Dual Channel Memory, 256GB SSD
  • 8X DVD Double-Layer Drive RW
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • Windows 10 Home

This laptop comes with an 8th generation Intel core i5- 8250U processor that will run your virtual machine smoothly fast, at a clock speed of 1.6GHz. You won’t experience any hassle with such an impressive 8th generation processor. The processor speed can be boosted up to 3.4GHz, thanks to its turbo boost tech.

Such a processor needs a powerful RAM to operate. And the Acer Company understands that. That’s why they have equipped this laptop with an 8GB dual channel ram that will work hand in hand with your processor to give you a remarkable virtualization experience. Also, this laptop has an internal storage of 256 GB solid state drive. This kind of drive makes sure that your Acer Aspire E 15 takes the shortest time possible to be up and running, after a reboot.

And to make sure that you have the best graphics or image display, this laptop comes with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card. This graphics card, together with a 15.6 inch FHD screen will provide you with high quality images when running your virtualization software. What’s more, this screen has a resolution of 1920Ð1080 pixels. The battery life is excellent, running for up to 15 hours. With all these specifications, this laptop is ideal for your virtual machine.

HP Pavilion 15- CX0056WM Gaming Laptop

Another great laptop that will handle your VmWare virtual machine without any problem, is the HP Pavilion 15- CX0056WM Gaming Laptop. Built with high quality materials, this laptop is there to last long. So, what makes it capable of handling your virtualization software?

Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Mobil Quad-Core i5-8300H 2.3GHz up to 4GHz, 8MB cache.
  • 8GB DDr4-2666 SDRAM, 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive.
  • 15.6? diagonal FHD IPS anti-glare micro-edge WLED-backlit (1920 x 1080) display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5 dedicated.
  • Full-size island-style backlit keyboard with numeric keypad, HP Imagepad, 802.11b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5, SD media reader.
  • 1 USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 (Data transfer only, up to 5 Gb/s); 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (1 HP Sleep and Charge); 1 HDMI 2.0; 1 RJ-45; 1 headphone/microphone combo, Windows 10.

The laptop is equipped with an 8th generation Intel Mobil quad core i5- 8300H processor with a clock speed of 2.3GHz. This clock speed can be boosted up to 4GHz, thereby running your virtualization software much faster and smoother. And when this processor is combined with its 8GB DDr4-2666 SD ram, you get even a better performance.

This laptop also comes with a 1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive, which can store some of your most important data or information. With this ample storage space, your virtualization experience will be enjoyable. And for you to get the best and high quality images, a high tech screen or display, together with a dedicated graphics card, work in harmony. This laptop has a 15.6 inch FHD IPS display with an anti-glare technology. The screen has a resolution of 1920Ð1080 pixels. When this resolution is combined with the 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, you will have a magnificent image clarity. You could get this amazing laptop that can run for an impeccable 7.5 hours for $605.

Asus VivoBook F510UA-AH51

Another great laptop that you could buy for using it with VmWare or Parallels is the Asus VivoBook F510UA. From just $509.99, you could get it from online stores. So, what are the specifications that make it ready for the task?

Specs

  • Powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz (Turbo up to 3.4GHz) processor
  • 14.2? wide, 0.8? thin and portable footprint with 0.3? NanoEdge bezel for a stunning 80% screen-to-body ratio
  • 15.6? anti-glare Full HD display with ASUS Splendid software enhancement
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB HDD
  • Ergonomic chiclet keyboard with fingerprint sensor, Windows 10 Home
  • Comprehensive connections including USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and HDMI; Lightning-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi keeps you connected through any congestion or interference

The Asus VivoBook F510UA has an impressive 8th generation Intel core i5-8250U processor with a clock speed of 1.6GHz. This speed can be boosted up to 3.4GHz, thanks to its turbo boost. When this impeccable processor is combined with its 8GB DDr4 ram, you get an equally impeccable and lightning fast performance.

At to make sure that you not only view large images but quality images as well, this laptop is equipped a 15.6 inch FHD display that has the anti-glare tech. The display also has a resolution of 1920Ð1080 pixels. When such an impressive screen is combined with its 8GB Intel UHD 620 graphics card, you get an even better display of your data.

The laptop has an ample storage space in its 1TB mechanical hard drive, to help you store all your valuable data/information. Also, this laptop is capable of running for an average of 5 hours. Will all these specs, this laptop will run your virtual machine smoothly and for a long time.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H

From as little as $379.99, you could get the Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H from online stores for your virtualization software. Running for approximately 13.5 hours, this laptop will provide enough service for a reasonable amount of time.

Specs

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U Processor (Up to 3.4GHz)
  • 15.6? Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen LED-lit Display
  • 6GB Dual Channel Memory, 1TB HDD & 8X DVD
  • Up to 13.5-hours of battery life
  • Windows 10 Home

It comes with an 8th generation 2.2GHz Intel core i3-8130U processor that works with a 6GB DDr3 ram, to speed up your whole VmWare virtualization system. Also, this laptop has a 1TB 5400 rpm mechanical hard drive for your data storage.

The processor and the ram speeds up your software. But for you to get the best high quality images, the GPU or graphics and a high screen resolution will help you. And this laptop has exactly what you need. It has a dedicated 2GB Intel graphics chip and a 15.6 inches Full HD LED-lit screen or display with a resolution of 1920Ð1080 pixels.

And in case you need to connect your laptop to other devices, this laptop comes with different types of ports: one- USB 2.0 port; one- HDMI port with a HDCP support; and three- USB 3.0 port. All these features and specifications makes Acer Aspire E 15 E5-576-392H a laptop that you could count on to deliver a magnificent and an excellent performance.

The MSI GV62 8RD-200

And the list goes on. Another great option at just $799.00, is the MSI GV62 8RD-200. It also has what it takes to run your virtualization software like VmWare or Parallels. For you to run a virtualization software smoothly and efficiently, you need a laptop with the latest processor, sufficient ram and a dedicated display that works with an equally dedicated graphics chip. The MSI GV62 8RD-200 comes with all these features and specifications, making it another good quality laptop that you could use to run your virtual machine.

Specs

  • Display: 15.6? Full HD EDP IPS-Level | Operating System: Win 10 Multi-language
  • Processor: New Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8300H 2.3 – 4.0GHz
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050Ti 4G GDDR5
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz 2 Sockets; Max Memory 32GB | Storage: New Intel Optane 16GB + 1TB (5400RPM)
  • Special Features: 1 Year Limited warranty (Include 1 Year Global) | Intel Optane Memory (16GB): Launches programs faster, Powers quicker access to files, Loads game levels in an instant

It has a new 8th generation Intel core i5-8300H processor which has an incredible 2.3-4.0GHz clocking speed. Also, it has an incredible 16GB DDr4 ram that works together with your processor to give you a very smooth and fast performance.

Also, this laptop has a 15.5” Full HD EDP IPS display, which as a resolution of 1920Ð1080 pixels, that will give you a very clear and high quality graphics display. And to make sure that your graphics are clearer, this laptops has a 4G NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics chip that enhances your image quality.

The MSI GV62 8RD-200 comes with an enormous 1TB 5400rpms SATA drive that makes sure that you access your data at lightning-fast speed. This laptop has what it takes to run your virtualization software. You could choose it if you want fast and smooth program launch and run.

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-55WL

From just $715.10, you will get the incredible Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-55WL laptop that will handle your virtual machine smoothly and at lightning-fast speed. With its 7th generation Intel core i5-7300HQ processor that clocks at an impressive 2.5GHz, you will have an excellent-performing virtualization software. And with its 8GB DDr4 2400MHZ ram, your VmWare virtualization software performance is even faster.

Specs

  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ Processor (Up to 2.5 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM
  • 15.6? Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory & 256GB SSD
  • Up to 8.5-hours of battery life

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-55WL also comes with a fast-performing 256GB SSD drive that accesses your data faster than most laptops do. This will ensure that you can access any data in your laptop just by a single tap.

And for you to have the clearest images, this laptop comes with a large size display, which also has a high resolution. The screen is a 15.5” Full HD IPS, with a 1920Ð1080 pixels resolution. When this display comes into play with a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics chip, you will have one of the best graphics that a virtualization software can have.

The battery is very okay, and will last you for 8.5 hours. And if you need to connect your laptop to other devices, you could use connectivity options such as: Bluetooth 4.0; one- USB 3.0 port; two- USB 2.0 ports; and one- HDMI 2.0 port. All these features makes Acer Nitro 5 AN515-51-55WL laptop one of the best laptops that you could choose for your virtualization software.

Asus FX504GD-ES51 TUF Gaming Laptop

From an affordable price of $699.00, you will get the Asus FX504GD-ES51 TUF Gaming Laptop from online stores such as Amazon. This is, also, another option that you could consider for VmWare, Parallels on any another virtual machine. This laptop incorporates a futuristic design and an excellent performance in one case!

Specs

  • Durability – Desktop-style red-backlit keyboard with 1.8mm key travel distance and rated for 20-million keystroke durability
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H processor (up to 3.9GHz) and GeForce GTX 1050 for superior gaming performance and multitasking
  • Portable design with 0.98? thin profile and weight of only 5.07 lbs
  • 1TB FireCuda Solid State Hybrid Drive, up to 5x faster than traditional HDD
  • 8GB DDR4 high-frequency 2666MHz RAM
  • Gigabit Wave 2 WiFi. Up to 1.73Gbps with 2X2 802.11ac

It has an 8th generation Intel Core i5-8300H processor that clocks at an amazing 3.9GHz. And when this powerful processor is combined with the 8GB DDr4 2666MHz ram, your virtualization program or software will run very smoothly.

But a fast, smooth performance isn’t enough. You need high quality image display. This laptop has two components to give you a very clear and high quality image and other data display. These two components include: A 15.6” Full HD display with a resolution of 1920Ð1080 pixels; and a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics chip.

And since you will need ample storage space for all your data, Asus FX504GD-ES51 TUF Gaming Laptop comes with a 1TB FireCuda solid state hybrid drive that is up to 5 times faster than the traditional HDD. You will, therefore, access your data faster when you are using this laptop.

All these vital features makes Asus FX504GD-ES51 TUF Gaming Laptop one of the options you have while buying a laptop for your virtualization software.

Asus TUF Gaming FX504GE-ES72

For $897.98, you will get the amazing Asus TUF Gaming FX504GE-ES72 from online stores such as Amazon. This laptop is also another great choice when you’re looking for a laptop that you can count on. This laptop has an 8th generation Intel core i7-8750H processor that will run your virtualization software smoothly, even when you have opened other programs.

Specs

  • Value – Comes with Gears of War 4 and Age of Empires Definitive Edition
  • Durability – Dual fans with anti-dust technology. Red-backlit keyboard rated for 20-million keystroke durability
  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H processor (up to 3.9GHz) and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB for superior gaming performance and multitasking
  • Portable gaming laptop design with 0.98? thin profile and weight of only 5.07 lbs
  • 256GB M.2 SSD, 8GB DDR4 high-frequency 2666MHz RAM

Also, it comes with a powerful 8GB DDr4 ram that has a frequency of 2666MHZ, to give you a lightning-fast performance, even when you’re running other programs. And when you need a space to store all your data, this laptop has you covered. It has a 256GB SSD drive with an excellent speed, to make you access all the data inside your laptop in split seconds.

What’s more, this laptop has an incredible display that works together with an incredible graphics card, to give you a high quality image, thanks to its 15.6” FHD display; and a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics chip.

The battery is excellent, and will keep you going for quite a long time before charging it. Also, this laptop connects very fast to the internet, making it one of the best laptops that you could rely on.

Acer Chrome book CB3-132-C4VV

Now, this next laptop will not break your wallet since it only costs $189.99 in Amazon. It’s another laptop which you could use to run your virtual machine. So, what are the specs?

Specs

  • Chromebook runs on Chrome OS – an operating system by Google that is built for the way we live today. It comes with built-in virus protection, updates automatically*, boots up in seconds and continues to stay fast over time. (*Internet connection is required).
  • All the Google apps you know and love come standard on every Chromebook, which means you can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.
  • With the Google Play Store, you can access a rich library of apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines, and more, all from your Chromebook.
  • Chromebooks come with built-in storage for offline access to your most important files and an additional 100GB of Google Drive space to ensure that all of your files are backed up automatically.
  • Intel Celeron N3060, 11.6” HD Display, 4GB Memory, 16GB eMMC and Up to 10-hour Battery Life

This laptop runs on Chrome Operating system. It has an 11.6 inches of HD display, which is still large enough for your virtualization software. And with a 4GB DDr3 SDRAM, this laptop will deliver a remarkable result when you are operating your software. It has an Intel Celeron N3060 processor with a clocking speed of 1.6GHz, which will make sure that you run your VmWare Virtual Machine at an amazing speed.

Other features include: a 16GB SSD drive; Intel HD graphics chip; an 802.11.ac wireless connectivity; and a display resolution which stands at 1366Ð768 pixels. The battery life is very good, it will take you through your virtualization Showtime for 10hours. For easy connectivity with other devices, this laptop has one- USB 3.0 port and one- USB 2.0 port. The laptop is also lightweight as it weighs only 2.43 pounds. As such, you could carry this laptop to wherever you are going. All these specifications makes this laptop an ideal solution for your virtualization laptop.

HP PAVILION 3WE99UA Gaming Laptop

This laptop will cost you around $646.98 if you buy it from Amazon. It’s also a very reputable laptop that you could use for your virtualization software since it will run it at lightning-fast speed, and clearly. By now you already know what specifications a laptop should have for it to run your VmWare virtual machine excellently. You need a laptop with the latest processor, sufficient ram, a dedicated graphics chip that works with a high resolution display. You also need enough storage space for all your data. And lastly, you need a long-life battery. This laptop has the following features:

Specs

  • An 8th generation Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-8300H quad core processor, with a clocking speed of 2.3GHZ that can be boosted up to 4.0GHZ.
  • An 8GB DDr4 SDRAM, with a speed of 2666MHZ that’s not upgradable.
  • 1TB Hybrid drive, with a speed of 5400rpm.
  • A dedicated 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics chip.
  • This laptop has 15.6 inch FHD IPS display which has an anti-glare technology.
  • This laptop operates on Windows 10.

This laptop also has all the specifications for a VmWare virtualization software. It’s a good option for you if you’re looking for an excellent performance.


How to Choose the Best laptop that you could use for Virtualization Software

Have you heard? You can join the launch of Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4!

Source: Veeam

Things are changing around here lately! And we are happy to soon be sharing some of the newest changes with the public in a special way. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, you can join Veeam online as we present to the market the next update of Veeam Availability Suite, of which we are very proud.

Over the last few months, Veeam has been diligently working toward a large update for our core products: Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam ONE, Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux. Beyond this milestone, additional related updates are also coming soon for other products, with the first among them being Veeam Availability Console.

On Jan. 22, we will host an online event showcasing some of these accomplishments. Some people are already enjoying these new Veeam capabilities, as we have provided this important update to service providers to prepare for the event that will mark its general availability.

The theme for the technical capabilities of the Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 release is to bring more cost savings, more cloud flexibility and to have security and compliance for how data is made available.

This update is also special because it coincides with our new Veeam Velocity event. Velocity is an event that, for the first time this year, will have partners in attendance. The primary objective of Velocity is to enable all Veeam employees worldwide throughout the year. Given how partner-focused Veeam is, it only made sense that we also allow our partners of all types to partake in the event in-person. This includes channel partners, alliance partners, service-provider partners, distribution partners, integration partners and more! An even bigger step is that now YOU can also be a part of this experience.

We are putting part of the event online in a streamed portion. I take special pride in this part of the agenda because I and two other technologists, Michael Cade and Anthony Spiteri, will be personally showcasing some of the latest capabilities live to you.

While I can’t quite tell you everything we are going to do at this online event, I can tell you that it will be a well-spent hour or so. Please join us by signing up here to be a part of Veeam Velocity!

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