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April 19, 2012
New Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 features will streamline virtualization tasks and make things easier on IT pros. Here are the ones you should get excited for.
January 18, 2012
Many VMware vSphere features rely on vCenter Server, prompting some experts to speculate on ways its availability could be improved. Some say federation is also on the way.
September 01, 2011
When it comes to HA between sites, IT pros often think of disaster recovery, but building stretched clusters for DR today brings numerous challenges.
May 20, 2011
For Microsoft TechEd 2011 attendees deploying Hyper-V, integrating storage management and data replication represent the next frontier.
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Most Linux distributions include everything you need to build a KVM high availability cluster and protect your environment. Continue Reading
Administrators must implement a level of resilience and availability that is appropriate for each individual workload. Continue Reading
Periodic backups may not be enough to protect your VMs, but there are a variety of disaster recovery options that can meet your needs. Continue Reading
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Hyper-V Replica keeps tabs on the changes that are made on a virtual machine and is able to copy them to a replica server, but only at certain time intervals. This tip reveals which situations are best suited to host applications in Hyper-V Replica. Continue Reading
The proliferation of virtualization has radically changed the face of disaster recovery and introduced new trends to protect data. Continue Reading
Hyper-V replication can help maintain updated copies of VMs for disaster recovery, as long as bandwidth can keep pace with a VM's rate of change. Continue Reading
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A simple N+1 approach to data center resiliency may not be the best choice for maintaining availability and reducing hardware waste. Continue Reading
In data centers, N+1 redundancy is used to express the idea that a system should be designed to withstand the loss of a component. Continue Reading
With the popularity of software features that help improve application availability, IT pros often forget that they can't prevent every hardware failure, which causes them to forget to plan the recovery. Continue Reading
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With its functional limitations and current pricing, Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager may not make sense for full-scale enterprise recovery. Continue Reading
The flexibility to move VMs among hosts is a primary advantage to virtualization, which makes it the perfect approach for your failover strategy. Continue Reading
Virtualizing storage can expand your disaster recovery options, giving you the ability to replicate storage on products from different vendors. Continue Reading