Monthly Archives: December 2013

Still Running Windows XP? Unpatchable Exploits are Coming.

Windows XP is a Ticking Time Bomb! Why you ask? Well the 12-year old operating system loses 100% of support, patches and service packs from Microsoft on April 8, 2014. Right now there are literally hundreds of millions of desktops and laptops running this OS that will be susceptible to a critical zero-day exploit starting… Read more »

By 2016, most new IT spending will be in the cloud

According to Gartner, “The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend. … 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud, and nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments… Read more »

Virtual Machines Slow and Sluggish – Broadcom Network Adapter VMQ Issue

While rolling out a new Hyper-V infrastructure we noticed quite a delay (latency) when running either through the console or RDP. ¬†After confirming integration services were installed, updated and enabled we turned to the NIC as a possible cause. After doing some research on the driver and firmware revisions we determined that the VMQ (Virtual… Read more »