Protecting your business against catastrophic data loss is vital, and offsite storage is the key. Although tapes are often used for long-term, secure data storage, public storage clouds provide the reliability you need without the cost or complexity associated with tapes.
Veeam Backup & Replication™ Cloud Edition makes offsite backup to the cloud easy and lets you use Amazon, Azure or any other leading public storage cloud provider.
Server monitoring offers a multitude of benefits to beleaguered system administrators. We’ll look at the top seven benefits and how they can make your life easier, as well as save you time. Even better, they’ll do all that without putting a strain on your budget.
Does it sound too good to be true? Well we can assure you it’s not. Read on to discover just how server monitoring can help you.
Earlier this year, Unitrends announced a new software-only product called Unitrends Enterprise Backup (UEB) that protects virtual and physical environments both locally and in the cloud. UEB is available as a virtual appliance integrated with both Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, and offers all the advantages of their physical backup appliance solutions, but with the flexibility of a software-only deployment.
Altaro Software, a fast-growing developer of backup solutions for Microsoft Hyper-V, a couple of weeks ago announced the release of Altaro Hyper-V Backup v3.5, becoming the first Hyper-V Backup solution provider to fully support Windows Server 2012, including support for CSV, Volume Shadow Copies of SMB 3.0 and more.
Virtualizing servers to reduce cost is the first step. Now you need to ensure virtual machines (VMs) are protected and your disaster recovery strategies are intact. However, without a solution specifically built to leverage the disruptive power of virtualization, IT is forced to use backup tools designed for the physical world. Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. Unifying backup and replication in a single solution and leveraging virtualization to its fullest, Veeam Backup & Replication enhances data protection and disaster recovery for more than 40,000 customers and protects more than 4 million VMs across the globe.
Aidan Finn just announced Hyper-V Server 2012 RTM! Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 is a hypervisor-based server virtualization product that enables you to consolidate workloads, helping organizations improve server utilization and reduce costs. Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualization capabilities, and supporting components such as failover clustering, but does not contain the robust set of features and roles as the Windows Server operating system.
Altaro provides reliable protection for backing up Hyper-V virtual machines with its line of premier backup software. There are three available editions: a free edition that covers two virtual machines, a standard edition that supports five virtual machines and unlocks several advanced features, and an ultimate edition that protects an unlimited number of virtual machines on a licensed host and adds centralized support for a cluster.
Microsoft holds 27% of the virtualization market. Virtualization saves Microsoft almost $50 million yearly. The Microsoft Virtualization community has 1,397 members. These and some other interesting facts on Microsoft virtualization can be found in this new infographics, provided exclusively for this site by Conosco.
I have been rewarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award for the 2012! Althouhg I don’t write much lately and don’t deliver many technical presentations, I’m still quite involved in Microsoft community. This is my third MVP award, and I‘m very proud of it! I’m very happy to be recognized by Microsoft for my contribution to Microsoft community, and I hope I will continue with my contribution to Microsoft community as a ITPRO user group Split leader, speaker and blogger .
My profile is located at https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Ilija.Brajkovic .
V-index is an online virtualization industry study performed by Vanson Bourne, an independent market research company. It is based on a survey of at least 500 enterprises across the US, UK, France and Germany and is designed to measure 3 parameters – virtualization rate, consolidation ratio and primary hypervisor in use. Results for quarter 3 2011 are here, and are not too surprising for me, except the fact that I expected higher virtualization penetration rate.