Disaster recovery failover and high availability for virtual servers
- 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.
- May 17, 2011
Microsoft will finally support Exchange 2010 DAG failover with VMware High Availability. The company announced the new Exchange 2010 VMware support policy at TechEd.
- March 17, 2011
VMware says its HA capability for virtual machines combined with Symantec’s AppHA allows users to make an end-run around Microsoft support policies.
- February 10, 2011
One of the major technical kinks that has yet to be worked out in VMware’s vShield virtualization security product line is what happens when the vShield Manager appliance fails.
- December 06, 2010
How do you go from zero to 90% virtualized with 200 VMs in about six months? Plan ahead, according to one state agency, and start with disaster recovery.
- December 03, 2010
Replication was infeasible with a 10 Mbps WAN connection, and WAN optimization hardware looked like it would break the bank; that's when a NetEx virtual appliance entered the picture.
- November 17, 2010
Microsoft corporate bloggers say that VMware High Availability doesn't support database avilability groups in Exchange 2010. But virtualized Exchange users say the complaint is a marketing ploy.
- October 28, 2010
After a preview at VMworld, Veeam Backup & Replication 5.0 finally shipped. These news briefs also contain information about Hyper-V's involvement in the OpenStack project.
- September 23, 2010
Most IT pros back up virtual and physical machines with separate tools -- an administrative headache. What IT shops want instead is a single point of management.
- September 22, 2010
Thanks to server virtualization, disaster recovery isn't only for well-heeled IT shops or just for those that can afford array-based replication.
- August 31, 2010
The Best of VMworld 2010 Awards recognized the best business continuity and data protection products at VMworld 2010.
- July 20, 2010
Industry observers once predicted that more virtual-server eggs in one basket would spur adoption of fault-tolerant servers. But the trend has been more commodity hardware under server virtualization, not less.
- December 16, 2009
The DR automation that VMware users enjoy with SRM is now available to Microsoft Hyper-V shops, thanks to Citrix Essentials' Site Recovery feature.
- November 20, 2009
Working with VMware VMsafe application programming interfaces, IBM announced Virtual Server Security for vSphere, and other virtualization product news.
- June 05, 2009
A dustup between VMware and Veeam Software over support for the free ESXi hypervisor highlights the challenges of selling virtualization to small businesses.
- May 18, 2009
VMware Fault Tolerance isn't ready for mission-critical deployments --even if its IOPS performance is -- says the Federal Aviation Administration.
- May 06, 2009
The Distributed Power Management feature in VMware vSphere will bring benefits to IT shops that suffer from regular server downtime.
- March 16, 2009
U.K. supermarket giant Tesco chose Citrix XenServer to virtualize 1,500 servers because it was half the cost of VMware but still offered the needed mobility and high availability.
- March 09, 2009
Stratus Technologies' ftServers now ship with VMware Foundation Edition for free. These fault-tolerant systems offer virtualization users high availability without VMware HA.
- January 26, 2009
SearchServerVirtualization.com has announced the winners of its 2008 Products of the Year awards, recognizing innovative and valuable virtualization offerings in five categories.
- January 12, 2009
Microsoft partnered with Marathon Technologies to use everRun fault-tolerance software for Hyper-V and Windows Server. But experts caution that not all applications require fault-tolerance software.
- December 16, 2008
To minimize application downtime with everRun's fault-tolerance software, the Sullivan Group defected from VMware Server to Citrix XenServer.
- November 26, 2008
Using virtualization for disaster recovery with tools like VMware's Site Recovery Manager can increase flexibility and save time, but it's no silver bullet.
- September 13, 2008
With data centers adding more virtual machines per host, VMware and Citrix have promised to protect against hardware failures.
- September 12, 2008
Virtualization technology has become entrenched data centers, with VMware as the overwhelming choice of virtualization platform, according to the Data Center Decisions 2008 Purchasing Intentions Survey. But managers remain cautious about third-party...
- July 21, 2008
Designed for Citrix XensServer, SteelEye offers real-time replication software to make a Xen environment highly available and to enable virtual machine migration.
- March 25, 2008
Dell will offer Egenera PAN Manager software on its PowerEdge servers to enrich management offerings and compete with vendors like HP.
- March 24, 2008
Marathon Technologies' fault-tolerant software for physical servers now keeps Citrix XenServer virtual machines up and running during hardware failures.
- August 21, 2007
Long relegated to niche mission-critical applications, fault-tolerant server deployments may see an uptake as IT shops seek to protect virtualized servers.
- July 31, 2007
By licensing P2V software from Invirtus, Vizioncore is giving esxRanger users a way to protect physical, nonvirtualized servers in the event of a disaster.
- April 18, 2007
Clustering and replication vendor SteelEye Technology can now cluster together two VirtualCenter servers, eliminating a possible single point of failure for VMware's management console.
- April 18, 2007
VMware Converter users say that the free P2V tool works most of the time, but by no means all of the time.
- April 16, 2007
New P2V capabilities in Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery allow IT administrators to easily recover a failed physical box as a VMware or Microsoft virtual machine.
- November 07, 2006
VMware ESX has reached an important milestone: support by Symantec Veritas Cluster Server.