Disaster recovery, failover and high availability for virtual servers News
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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A Windows File Share Witness is a file share available to nodes in a high availability cluster. The feature helps ensure cluster operations can continue in the event of a node failure. Continue Reading
Microsoft updated its Hyper-V Replica feature for Windows Server 2012 R2, but do you know how these changes can affect your RTO and recovery options? Continue Reading
Network Load Balancing is a Windows Server feature that can distribute network traffic among multiple servers. Continue Reading
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Virtualization and automation software has enabled faster response to outages, but high-profile companies are still plagued by downtime. Continue Reading
Many consider virtualizing critical applications a liability, but it's only a problem if you overlook the risks. Continue Reading
A Hyper-V failover cluster can ensure high availability of VMs, but do you know the resources and functions that make it possible? Continue Reading
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An organization needs to devise a strategy that keeps its virtual machines available to the extent possible and recoverable when disaster strikes. This strategic planning should include disaster avoidance -- not simply disaster recovery. This ... Continue Reading
Microsoft offers both planned and unplanned Hyper-V Replica failover options. While the use cases seem clear, admins should know the functional differences. Continue Reading
A simple N+1 approach to data center resiliency may not be the best choice for maintaining availability and reducing hardware waste. Continue Reading
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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
Most Linux distributions include everything you need to build a KVM high availability cluster and protect your environment. Continue Reading
With its functional limitations and current pricing, Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager may not make sense for full-scale enterprise recovery. Continue Reading