Virtual server backup and storage

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About Virtual server backup and storage

Increasingly, virtual storage has become part of business continuity strategies for virtualized data centers. But should you use direct-attached storage (DAS), network-attached storage, Fibre Channel or iSCSI storage area networks (SANs)? What are the pros and cons of these methods in terms of cost, performance, ease of use and, most important, reliability? And what about the old traditional physical storage methods? In this section, we offer news, case studies, tutorials and step-by-step instruction on using virtual storage and backup. We consider network infrastructure, performance of various virtual storage technologies, hardware factors and networking technologies such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet's impact on virtual storage solutions. We also compare offerings from virtual storage providers to help you determine which virtual storage products are best suited to your virtualized infrastructure.