Issue OverviewIT in Europe - June 2011
Providing the most efficient and cost-effective disaster recovery (DR) plan is essential to any organization. But as you probably know – finding the most affordable technique to provide this is not always a walk in the park. Access >>>
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Server virtualisation: A perfect fit for your DR plan
by Manek Dubash
Server virtualisation allows for quicker disaster recovery. See how two UK IT organisations are using server virtualisation to save on DR planning.
Using NAS for virtual machines
Common wisdom says you need block storage for virtual servers; but with most hypervisors supporting the NFS protocol, NAS may work just as well.
Three vendors still stalking storage virtualization
by Tony Asaro
Overwhelmed by all the buzz around server virtualization? There are still solid alternatives -- with real benefits -- to virtualizing storage systems.
- Server virtualisation: A perfect fit for your DR plan by Manek Dubash
Snapshots: The alternative backup
by W. Curtis Preston
Snapshot-based backup, also known as near-continuous data protection, is one of the most efficient ways to provide operational recovery, and you can forget about backup windows.
VMware storage issues may be solved by your array
Anyone who has struggled with configuring storage for VMware virtual servers will be happy to hear help is at hand; just look inside your storage array.
Hybrid cloud storage
by Jacob Gsoedl
Hybrid cloud storage products provide the best of both worlds -- local storage that's tightly integrated with off-site cloud storage services.
- Snapshots: The alternative backup by W. Curtis Preston
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