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Vol. 7 No. 10 December 2008

DR for virtualized servers

It's easier and less expensive to protect virtual server data but, according to a recent survey, most companies don't back up all of their virtual servers. Virtualized servers are being deployed in data centers at an increasing rate. Benefits such as cost savings through consolidation, simplified administration and lower energy consumption are some of the primary reasons for the proliferation of virtualized infrastructures. On the flip side, the ease of deploying virtualized servers bears the risk of spawning new servers running critical apps without the necessary attention to data protection and disaster recovery (DR). Moreover, data protection and DR in virtual environments pose a variety of challenges, and processes deployed for the physical infrastructure may not work (or work differently) for virtualized servers. According to Symantec Corp.'s annual Symantec Disaster Recovery Research Report, 35% of virtual servers aren't covered in organizations' DR plans; in addition, only 37% of those surveyed back up all of their ...

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Features in this issue

  • LTO-4 gains favor among tape drive buyers

  • How your SAN will evolve

    We asked storage vendors, industry analysts and technologists serving on storage industry associations about where they saw the SAN heading. There may not be sweeping architectural changes in five years, but there will be changes in the basic building blocks of the SAN infrastructure: networks and protocols; switches; storage arrays, disks and controllers; and SAN management.

  • "I second that VMotion," say replication vendors

    Replication vendors are finding new avenues for their technology by leveraging VMware's VMotion technology.

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