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  • VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (VMware vMSC)

    VMware vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (VMware vMSC) is a configuration option, introduced in vSphere 5, that allows for the use of stretched clusters, where servers within a cluster are spread across geographical locations.

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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.

  • split brain syndrome

    Split brain syndrome, in a clustering context, is a state in which a cluster of nodes gets divided (or partitioned) into smaller clusters of equal numbers of nodes, each of which believes it is the only active cluster. Believing the other clusters are dead, each cluster may simultaneously access the same application data or disks, which can lead to data corruption.

  • VMware vSphere Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

    VMware vSphere Site Recovery Manager (SRM) is a disaster recovery management product from VMware that provides automated failover and disaster recovery testing.

  • Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager

    Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager is a cloud-based service that automates the backup and recovery of Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs).

  • Virtualization basics: Integrating VMware HA into a failover strategy

    The flexibility to move VMs among hosts is a primary advantage to virtualization, which makes it the perfect approach for your failover strategy.

  • Tap into virtualization's benefits for better disaster recovery

    Virtualization creates an abstraction layer between hardware and the operating system and applications, providing great flexibility and ease when it comes to recovering systems after a disaster. And many virtualization platforms offer the ability to automatically migrate and restart virtual machines on alternate hardware in case of a failure. But that only solves part of the disaster recovery and business continuity problem. In addition, virtualization architects must establish their recovery time and point objectives, keep an eye on costs, and select the appropriate backup, replication, clustering and automation solutions to help them achieve those goals.

    This handbook provides a discussion of the various disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities of the major virtualization platforms, plus products and services that can be used alongside them.

  • Prepare and prevent: Virtual recovery and backup strategies

    A virtual recovery and backup plan will be beneficial to your business in the long run when a virtual disaster hits.

  • Virtualizing storage for a flexible approach to disaster recovery

    Virtualizing storage can expand your disaster recovery options, giving you the ability to replicate storage on products from different vendors.

  • Hardware and software approaches to improve virtual server reliability

    Careful selection of hardware and software technologies can improve virtual server reliability and ease the additional risks virtualization adds.

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  • Managing virtual machine storage with virsh commands

    The virsh edit command offers more options than the basic ones offered by Virtual Machine Manager when it comes to storage.

  • How well do you know new Windows Server storage features?

    Windows Server 2012 R2 included many important storage changes for virtualization. Take this quiz and see if you know what they are.

  • Better IOPS in a flash: Why now is the time to start using SSD storage

    Using SSD storage is one of the fastest ways to improve IOPS and VM performance. Find out why our experts say now is the time to invest.

  • Choose storage that's smart enough for virtual environments

    Virtualization solves a lot of problems, but it also presents new challenges, especially related to storage. Do you need new tools that address virtual servers' specific challenges? And when is it helpful to virtualize storage? Virtualization-aware storage is "smart" enough to give priority to important VMs and give admins statistics on storage use, which can help improve performance and reduce bottlenecks. Of course, virtualization-aware storage can be expensive, but there are some cases where it's worth the money. This handbook covers the benefits and drawbacks of virtualization-aware storage and virtualized storage.

  • What virtualization admins need to know about flash storage

    A new generation of solid-state flash storage can add speed to virtual environments. With prices dropping and writes improving, flash could shine.

  • Windows Server storage changes and new features in 2012 R2

    Windows Server storage was a hot topic in the new release, which unveiled changes and new features that will help improve performance and efficiency.

  • Tap into virtualization's benefits for better disaster recovery

    Virtualization creates an abstraction layer between hardware and the operating system and applications, providing great flexibility and ease when it comes to recovering systems after a disaster. And many virtualization platforms offer the ability to automatically migrate and restart virtual machines on alternate hardware in case of a failure. But that only solves part of the disaster recovery and business continuity problem. In addition, virtualization architects must establish their recovery time and point objectives, keep an eye on costs, and select the appropriate backup, replication, clustering and automation solutions to help them achieve those goals.

    This handbook provides a discussion of the various disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities of the major virtualization platforms, plus products and services that can be used alongside them.

  • Prepare and prevent: Virtual recovery and backup strategies

    A virtual recovery and backup plan will be beneficial to your business in the long run when a virtual disaster hits.

  • Virtualizing storage for a flexible approach to disaster recovery

    Virtualizing storage can expand your disaster recovery options, giving you the ability to replicate storage on products from different vendors.

  • Improving VM performance through proper disk selection

    Improving VM performance starts by speeding up disk access. Consider using these strategies for better allocating and provisioning disk storage.

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