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May 24, 2012
Long-distance vMotion is a hot topic in theory, but experts say use cases are still relatively limited, even among the large enterprises that can afford it.
November 22, 2011
Doing a long-distance live migration these days is a Herculean effort, but F5 Networks says it’s time is coming for mere mortals.
October 27, 2011
Implementing a virtual DR plan is a cost-effective and efficient way to keep business up and running after a disaster.
July 06, 2011
Virtualization is not just a tactical tool. Give your entire IT department a facelift by implementing a long-term virtualization strategy.
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To craft a good DR plan for your VMware environment, prepare for possible issues ahead of time. Devise a strategy with your knowledge of disaster recovery best practices and tools. Continue Reading
Hyper-V replication is easy to use, but there are a number of steps you should take during Hyper-V replication setup to ensure you stay abreast of potential failures and data loss. Continue Reading
It's better to be over-prepared than surprised. Design virtual infrastructure around the possibility that it might fail and have a plan in mind for when it does. Continue Reading
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Zerto and Veeam have conquered the DR market, but hypervisor vendors such as VMware and Nutanix have emerged, offering services that look to lower costs and provide better performance. Continue Reading
Large VMware hosts can be advantageous, but VM density can have unforeseen consequences during a system failure. Evaluate VM functionality to ensure you're ready for a disaster. Continue Reading
Expect disaster recovery market trends to include consolidation and simplification. Vendors should also note that quick failover and recovery time remain top needs for customers. Continue Reading
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Not all DRaaS vendors are created equal. Expose any weaknesses and shortcomings in your current or prospective providers by asking the following questions. Continue Reading
A disaster recovery plan is essential to protect critical workloads in the cloud, but unless you perform regular and extensive tests, that plan might let you down. Continue Reading
Set virtualization maintenance windows with your organization's processes in mind, and establish policies to prevent unnecessary outages. Continue Reading
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Providers aren't perfect and outages are inevitable. The key is to have a DR plan in place before a problem occurs. The following slides illustrate the six key steps to get back up and running. Continue Reading
Before admins design a recovery plan, they must plan out which VM workloads need a disaster recovery environment and which need backups. Weigh these factors before making the call. Continue Reading
Hyper-V 2012 Cluster Live Evacuations gives admins several options to move VMs from one node to another in the case of an emergency or maintenance. Continue Reading