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Tips for cost-effective disaster recovery
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.
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Server virtualisation allows for quicker disaster recovery. See how two UK IT organisations are using server virtualisation to save on DR planning.
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.
Common wisdom says you need block storage for virtual servers; but with most hypervisors supporting the NFS protocol, NAS may work just as well.
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.
Overwhelmed by all the buzz around server virtualization? There are still solid alternatives -- with real benefits -- to virtualizing storage systems.
Hybrid cloud storage products provide the best of both worlds -- local storage that's tightly integrated with off-site cloud storage services.