It was sometime in the mid 70’s when my dad brought home a microwave oven. It was a behemoth of an appliance and took up almost half of the counter space in mom’s kitchen. Being all of 12 years of age I didn’t grasp the revolutionary leap this oven represented. All I wanted to do was stare at the door while it was running to see if I could glean any amazing superhero powers from its radiation.

 

The microwave was a novelty for the first few weeks just boiling water and half heating up plates of food. But then mom started talking to people at work and came home with real recipes and tips on using the oven for more than burning popcorn. She even took a microwave cooking class that she felt I needed to attend too probably so I’d stop putting forks in to watch the cool spark show.

 

Our family got into microwaving at the end of the early adopter lifecycle. I remember mom and dad discussing the purchase because this was a major expense at that time. Would it eventually collect dust in the back room along side the fondue pot?

 

I’ve lived through a lot of breakthrough technologies and keenly watched many of them go through the technology adoption lifecycle. Laser Discs. Digital Audio Tape. Beta. These are all technologies that had easily been replaced by something smaller, more efficient, and more powerful. It’s called your smartphone.

 

Nobody will question you if you spend $600 on a new iPhone or $400 on a microwave because they obviously see the value in both products. Items that were once considered luxuries but now are an indispensible part of our lives whether it’s keeping in touch or making a quick dinner after a long workday.

 

Everybody’s workplace has been blessed with advances that make us more efficient. As IT professionals we at CNWR have access to some of the most powerful, efficient, and secure tools that we can implement into anybody’s work environment. These tools all in some way work off of or benefit from virtualization.

 

A few years ago many CIOs scoffed at the thought of virtualizing their infrastructure. There were too many security concerns and were too expensive. Nobody wanted to let go of half of their rack of servers.

 

Virtualization evolves just like any great product. The microwave got smaller, more efficient, started turning food around in circles for even cooking, and even evolved into a hybrid convection oven. Virtualization has come much farther than its beginnings as a software suite that ran multiple instances of core x86 operating systems on a single PC.

 

Desktop software, cloud management software, server software, backup software, and virtual desktop infrastructure are just the beginning. The security is there. The technology and bandwidth is there. CIOs are still keeping some physical infrastructure (you still have a conventional oven, right?) but are seeing quickly the savings. Their company has a much lower Capital Expenditure footprint. They also didn’t have an electric bill expense that used to make their controller cringe every month.

 

We at CNWR are virtualization experts. We’ve been to all of the cooking classes and became certified professionals in this industry. We’re not just paper tigers though we have created successful virtual meals for some very large, enterprise-level dinner guests.

 

Virtualization is here and we’d like to show you how it can work for your business immediately. Contact me now and I’ll throw in some perfectly cooked microwave popcorn for you to enjoy while we talk!

 

Ron@cnwr.com