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The Basics of Server Virtualization Software -Part 2

AKA The 2nd installation of Server Virtualization Software for Dummies Welcome to the 2nd part of our 3 part series where we are attempting to have server virtualization explained in a simple, non-technical way. For those just joining the program, this content is not meant to make you, the business owner, an IT professional.  It […]

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Black Diamond Solutions Becomes Authorized Microsoft Surface Partner

Today, Microsoft corporation of Redmond WA, Synnex corporation of Greensville SC, and Black Diamond Solutions, IT Consulting firm based in Chicago, IL announced a partnership that will allow Black Diamond Solutions full access to resell the Microsoft Surface line of products. Currently this includes the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, the Surface Book, and […]

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Pioneer Of Modern Computing And The Internet, Robert Taylor Dies At Age 85

Nearly 50 years ago, computer visionary Robert Taylor helped lay the foundations for what we know today as the internet. Taylor, who had lived with Parkinson’s, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, Calif. Bob Taylor,  like many of his peers who helped build the internet, wasn’t a computer scientist. He graduated The University of […]

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The Basics of Server Virtualization

Enterprise level organizations have been using server virtualization for over 15 years now. The technology not only allows your organization’s IT infrastructure to run with less down time and can be used as a base for back up and disaster recovery, it also lowers your cost of IT hardware and more importantly managing that hardware. […]

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New Bitdefender Updates Offer More Than Just Better Network Security

Bitdefender, the global leader in anti-malware, anti-virus, and ransomware protection, has made some exciting additions to their console and GravityZone system over the past few updates. Many of these have been driven by consumer request and have now been rolled out and tested. While all of these features are now standard in the enterprise version […]

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Top benefits of virtualization for your business

It’s that time of year where Black Diamond Solutions sees an influx of opportunities through our technology assessment programs. While the reasons for assessments that our customers present are many, a leader each year is our multi-faceted virtualization assessment.    Though no one would contest that server virtualization has established itself as one of the […]

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Next Generation Firewall

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Traditional Firewall Technology vs Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) Technology

Do you want to see a video representation of the difference between traditional firewall and Next Generation Firewall? In this video, Palo Alto Networks explains why traditional firewalls fail in today’s network environments and details the need for application awareness in your firewall in today’s computing environment.  While created by Palo Alto Networks, this video was shares […]

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Adobe Flash Rushes Emergency Patch To Fight Ransomware Exploit

If you’ve been listening to the news tonight, you are already aware.  Adobe has issued an urgent alert to users of Flash to update immediately.  Apparently Flash has another vulnerability allowing for exploits of ransomware to be installed on the user’s computer. The ransomware in question is a sophisticated program named “Cerber” that explains explains […]

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Unitrends Boomerang Article - Black Diamond Solutions

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Unitrends Boomerang™ Most Simple and Inexpensive Way to Move VMs between VMware and AWS

Unitrends Boomerang™ Most Simple and Inexpensive Way to Move VMs between VMware and AWS ICYMI: Unitrends revealed a new, powerful virtual appliance that allows administrators to simply and inexpensively move VM’s from VMware to Amazon Web Services. Virtualization admins can employ a hybrid cloud approach to protect and migrate VMs, and to work in the […]

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Did Technology Push You to Vote in This Year’s Midterm Elections?

Did Technology Push You to Vote in This Year’s Midterm Elections? Did you wake up this morning bombarded by a flood of #Election2014 or #iVoted hashtags in your newsfeed? If you did, you are not the only one. The 2014-midterm elections are finally upon us and, digitally, they’re a bigger deal than ever before. If […]

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