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Virtual server backup and storage News
December 28, 2018
HireRight likes the simplicity of the Veeam Availability Suite and its use in complying with GDPR. Testing has proven the backup software meets HireRight's needs.
October 04, 2018
Version 10.10 of Data Protector marks a new chapter in the backup and recovery product's long history, which goes back to years under Hewlett-Packard.
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.
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Organizations have a choice in backup appliances: physical or virtual. Explore what both types of appliances require and where a virtual backup appliance has an edge. Continue Reading
With these five quick tips, you'll be well versed in VMware VVOL advantages, requirements, components, management options and pre-implementation considerations. Continue Reading
VMware Virtual Volumes are on the cutting edge of storage virtualization, but require admins to reconsider their approach to storage provisioning prior to implementation. Continue Reading
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IBM's Spectrum Protect Plus focuses on virtual data protection. Judges praised its VMware backup, instant recovery and potential for being part of overall data management strategy. Continue Reading
Disk-based backup provides newer features that can speed and ease recovery. IT should take advantage of instant recovery and virtual lab capabilities. Continue Reading
GDPR looms large over many data protection processes, and virtual backup is no different. Overall management is important as well, as data volume continues to grow. Continue Reading
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The architecture and operation of a virtual environment is different than a traditional backup environment and demands specific techniques. Learn top tips for backing up vSphere. Continue Reading
A virtual backup is not effective if it's not secure. Encryption, agentless backup and testing can all help. Explore the details of how to secure your backups. Continue Reading
DR in large virtualized environments can be a challenge. Use VMware DR tools like vSAN, vSphere Replication and vCloud Air Disaster Recovery to ease planning. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Virtual server backup and storage Issues
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Creating backups in virtual environments has its own challenges. Avoid some of the typical errors involving snapshots, quiescing and scheduling, and generate solid VM backups. Continue Reading
Admins can effectively virtualize large servers with storage tiering and disk allocation, but they must be wary of potential IOPS and redundancy issues. Continue Reading
Monitor the performance of your VSAN and VMs to ensure one isn't affecting the other. Performance metrics and alerts can make it easy to spot VSAN issues before they affect VMs. Continue Reading