Downtime and data loss in virtualized environments
- September 22, 2011
Shared-nothing live migration in Hyper-V 3.0 will improve small IT shops’ planned maintenance prospects, but the technology comes with some limits.
- August 19, 2011
A disgruntled ex-employee admitted to deleting VMs at the pharmaceutical company, highlighting the need for proper enforcement of access-control policies in virtual environments.
- May 31, 2011
From managing backup copies to server-side SSD caching, users say emerging I/O redirection and optimization tools are key to managing storage in virtual infrastructures.
- May 20, 2011
Segmenting data on separate physical servers isn’t the only way to ensure security these days. In many cases, virtualization does just as good a job.
- March 03, 2011
XenServer, Hyper-V and KVM users still await feature parity with VMware’s vSphere while others work through integration issues.
- February 10, 2011
One of the major technical kinks that has yet to be worked out in VMware’s vShield virtualization security product line is what happens when the vShield Manager appliance fails.
- October 06, 2010
In the event of an outage, Marathon's everRun MX now keeps applications that use symmetric multiprocessing in sync for failover. But like VMware's FT, enterprises may approach it cautiously at first.
- September 16, 2010
A new Red Hat utility could solve long-standing problems with live migration of virtual machines and even enable the move to public clouds. But users remain cautious.
- July 01, 2010
The vKernel software 'taster' tool, which identifies storage I/O latency problems, has advantages over vCenter.
- February 25, 2010
With AIX 6, IBM--the granddaddy of virtualization -- has taken cues from VMware and added live migration to its logical partitions virtualization offering. Will the move keep workloads on the platform?
- October 09, 2009
Backing up virtual machine data, managing storage and dealing with I/O bottlenecks are major challenges of server virtualization, according to the 'Virtualization Decisions 2009' survey.
- January 12, 2009
Microsoft partnered with Marathon Technologies to use everRun fault-tolerance software for Hyper-V and Windows Server. But experts caution that not all applications require fault-tolerance software.
- December 16, 2008
To minimize application downtime with everRun's fault-tolerance software, the Sullivan Group defected from VMware Server to Citrix XenServer.
- July 21, 2008
A VMware engineer says that the Nested Page Table technology in AMD's quad-core processor Barcelona is the answer to problems in virtualizing large workloads.
- March 24, 2008
Marathon Technologies' fault-tolerant software for physical servers now keeps Citrix XenServer virtual machines up and running during hardware failures.