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October 18, 2013
VMware vSphere Data Protection Advanced 5.5 offers functionality improvements and competes with products from Veeam, which could drive prices down.
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.
December 09, 2011
Actifio scores funding, expands in North America; DataCore melds software with Microsoft SCOM; EMC Iomega, StorMagic certified for vSphere 5.
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Virtual SAN's use of drive bays make it seem like a viable option for storage but the additional burden it brings to traffic could have a negative impact. 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