New & Notable
Virtual server backup and storage News
October 18, 2013
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5 offers functionality improvements and competes with products from Veeam, which could drive prices down.
December 09, 2011
Actifio scores funding, expands in North America; DataCore melds software with Microsoft SCOM; EMC Iomega, StorMagic certified for vSphere 5.
November 28, 2011
SMBs should read the fine print before deploying VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance, according to some who have kicked the tires on the product.
October 27, 2011
Implementing a virtual DR plan is a cost-effective and efficient way to keep business up and running after a disaster.
Virtual server backup and storage Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
A stretched cluster is a deployment model in which two or more virtualization host servers are part of the same logical cluster but located in separate geographical locations. Continue Reading
Hyper-V Replica is included in Hyper-V 3.0 without any extra cost, but what do you need to use it? When is the right time to host your applications in Hyper-V Replica? These questions and more are answered right here. Continue Reading
Hyper-V Replica automates the VM replication process, but there's a lot going on behind the scenes to make this new technology work. Continue Reading
Evaluate Virtual server backup and storage Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
The new shared virtual hard disk feature in Hyper-V 2012 R2 allows you to improve availability without expensive shared storage hardware. Continue Reading
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
New technologies allow efficient VM-aware storage provisioning and management through the hypervisor. Continue Reading
Manage Virtual server backup and storage
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Knowing how virtualization affects power consumption can help you extend server battery backup life in the event of an outage. Continue Reading
The virsh edit command offers more options than the basic ones offered by Virtual Machine Manager when it comes to storage. Continue Reading
Windows Server 2012 R2 included many important storage changes for virtualization. Take this quiz and see if you know what they are. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Virtual server backup and storage Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
Windows Server storage was a hot topic in the new release, which unveiled changes and new features that will help improve performance and efficiency. Continue Reading
Virtualizing storage can expand your disaster recovery options, giving you the ability to replicate storage on products from different vendors. Continue Reading
Improving VM performance starts by speeding up disk access. Consider using these strategies for better allocating and provisioning disk storage. Continue Reading