Virtual server backup and storage
- 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.
- September 22, 2011
Shared-nothing live migration in Hyper-V 3.0 will improve small IT shops’ planned maintenance prospects, but the technology comes with some limits.
- August 22, 2011
Flash storage can break I/O and latency bottlenecks that would otherwise hamper virtualizing high-performance applications.
- July 22, 2011
Two virtualization management companies boast customer growth, plus: VKernel launches new API, VMTurbo releases Cloud Operations Manager and other virtualization news.
- May 31, 2011
From managing backup copies to server-side SSD caching, users say emerging I/O redirection and optimization tools are key to managing storage in virtual infrastructures.
- May 20, 2011
For Microsoft TechEd 2011 attendees deploying Hyper-V, integrating storage management and data replication represent the next frontier.
- May 16, 2011
Established backup vendor Veeam will support Hyper-V. Users see the move as a sign that Microsoft’s virtualization platform has gained traction against VMware.
- April 11, 2011
Virtualization news in brief: Microsoft Corp. and Dell Inc. announce three-year partnership; Axxana backs up Vblock; and AFGE picks TwinStrata for virtual backup
- April 11, 2011
Expected advances to Storage DRS and policy-driven storage delivery in VMware vSphere 5 have turned heads among virtualization pros. But the devil’s in the details.
- April 05, 2011
Why would VMware acquire an online backup service from its parent company EMC that’s not good at backing up virtual machines? Observers suspect it has something to do with cloud.
- February 10, 2011
VMware says vSphere 5, which is due out this summer, will add Storage DRS, host-based replication and network I/O control at the VM level.
- February 02, 2011
Quest wants to make vRanger a one-stop shop for physical and virtual server backup, starting with its 5.x updates.
- January 19, 2011
Senior News Writer Beth Pariseau, a storage industry veteran, looks back on her first year covering the server virtualization market.
- December 22, 2010
A new local caching feature for virtual desktops may also address server I/O challenges. But it will take more development before it's ready for prime time in server virtualization environments.
- December 16, 2010
VMware and Cisco now have two pre-designed IT stacks on the market, one with EMC and one with NetApp. Is there a big difference between them? And what's still missing from both?
- 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 12, 2010
Users say Virsto's software is a promising tool to skirt the performance hit created by dynamic disks in Hyper-V environments. But some await tighter integration with Microsoft's SCVMM.
- 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.
- October 15, 2010
VRanger Standard 5.0, announced at VMworld Europe 2010, has a lower price and limited to 10 CPUs, It also lack integrated replication that's coming to vRanger Pro 5.0 in November.
- October 07, 2010
As buying and managing backup agents for each virtual machine becomes more costly and complex, users have shifted to host-level backup tools, according to recent survey results.
- October 05, 2010
SAP certifies XenServer; Orange has joined forces with the VCE Coalition to help businesses tap cloud computing; and other news in brief.
- September 30, 2010
With all the infrastructure savings that come from virtualization, it can be easy to miss storage waste. But it's never too late to develop a storage strategy.
- 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 16, 2010
A new Red Hat utility could solve long-standing problems with live migration of virtual machines and even enable the move to public clouds. But users remain cautious.
- August 29, 2010
With vPower, Veeam users can run virtual machine instances directly from compressed backup copies during a restore to save time, but other basic features are still missing.
- August 16, 2010
Vizioncore refurbishes FlashRestore; HyTrust offers policy enforcement integration with Intel TXT
- May 25, 2010
Support for VMware Change Block Tracking delivers faster backup times; and other news in brief.
- April 22, 2010
VMware is set to announce two new certifications for virtualization professionals, and other news in brief.
- March 22, 2010
Microsoft said Hyper-V R2 service pack 1 will feature Dynamic Memory, a memory management technique akin to VMware memory overcommit.
- March 12, 2010
A new VMware vSphere 4 simulator enables developers to test their client applications without installing ESX Server.
- February 16, 2010
Beta testers have taken a shine to Virsto One, which they say improves I/O performance and snapshot capabilities in Hyper-V shops.
- February 10, 2010
Application programming interfaces in VMware vSphere 4 promise better backup performance and easier management.
- 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.
- October 09, 2009
Backing up virtual machine data, managing storage and dealing with I/O bottlenecks are major challenges of server virtualization, according to the 'Virtualization Decisions 2009' survey.
- July 17, 2009
A free version of Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V means easier SAN integration. Read all about it, plus Trend Micro's use of VMsafe APIs and more, in these news briefs.
- July 01, 2009
VirtenSys' new I/O Virtualization switch creates 'I/O clouds' or pools of server I/O resources that storage manager can allocate to different systems based on demand.
- 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 12, 2009
Microsoft Hyper-V's new Live Migration and a unique solution to incompatibility problems stirred Microsoft virtualization software users at TechEd 2009.
- April 21, 2009
VMware has launched vSphere 4, the successor to VI3. With much-anticipated features such as VMware Fault Tolerance, beta users look forward to the new release.
- March 20, 2009
At the Advanced Enterprise Virtualization virtual trade show, attendees had additional questions on cloud computing and OS choices for virtualization that the panel didn't have time to answer. Rick Vanover answers them in this article.
- September 17, 2008
Best of VMworld 2008 awards include Gold winners PHD Technologies, Reflex Security eG Innovations, Compellent Technologies, VMware Cisco Systems and InstallFree; the awards were determined by SearchServerVirtualization.com and SearchVMware.com.
- October 21, 2007
For networked storage, most VMware practitioners opt for Fibre Channel storage area networks, but a few shops are considering network-attached storage and the Network File System.
- June 27, 2007
Marrying iSCSI, Fibre Channel SANs (Storage Area Networks) and virtual machines (VMs) can bring networked storage to your virtual environment. Read about the pros (VMware's enhancements) and cons (cost) of this approach here.
- April 23, 2007
Blade servers' old shortcomings are old news, says analyst Barb Goldworm. Today's new breed of blades are cool, cost-effective and a good fit for virtualization deployments.
- 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.
- September 28, 2006
Backup -- the IT chore everyone loves to hate -- was the subject of many a virtualization announcement this week, with news from VMware, EMC, Symantec and Vizioncore, to name a few.