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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.
May 17, 2011
Microsoft will finally support Exchange 2010 DAG failover with VMware High Availability. The company announced the new Exchange 2010 VMware support policy at TechEd.
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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 stretched cluster can provide true failover and VM mobility, but its networking and storage requirements make it an expensive approach. Continue Reading
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Virtualizing storage can expand your disaster recovery options, giving you the ability to replicate storage on products from different vendors. Continue Reading
Careful selection of hardware and software technologies can improve virtual server reliability and ease the additional risks virtualization adds. Continue Reading
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