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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Now that you've optimized your physical servers, shouldn't you optimize your VMware backup? The popularity of server virtualization--and VMware specifically--remains unabated. Not only is the VMware platform transforming data center management through server consolidation and improvements in business continuity, but it's "breaking" a few things along the way, including data protection strategies. Many of the incumbent data protection solutions for physical environments are being applied to new virtual infrastructures. However, as pervasive as traditional backup/recovery solutions are in the physical world, IT groups contemplating what constitutes a platform shift to VMware may be ready to consider displacing traditional backup solutions in favor of next-generation data protection technologies, i.e., software that employs capacity-reduction techniques, such as deduplication, in the server-side backup process. Having already demonstrated a willingness to leave behind the traditional environment for a virtualized one, could the door be open for next-generation ... Access >>>

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  • Columns
    • Editorial: Backing up garbage

    • Storage Bin: Who ate the backup?

      It's astounding that in this age of technological advancements we still talk about things like backup, let alone agonize over it.

    • Best Practices: Sorting out remote-office backup

      Remote-office data has always been something of a corporate orphan when it came to backup. Once upon a time, "out of sight, out of mind" might have worked, but times have changed. Regulatory compliance, legal liability issues and the cost of producing data for ediscovery make it clear remote data can no longer be ignored.

    • Hot Spots: VMware opens door for next-gen backup apps by Lauren Whitehouse

      Virtualizing servers is becoming standard operating procedure in large and small companies. VMware and similar platforms are transforming data center management through server consolidation and business continuity improvements, but they're "breaking" a few things along the way, including data protection strategies.

    • Storage Bin: Shining the green spotlight on storage

      There's been a lot of hubbub lately about the greening of IT, and it's only going to get worse. Unlike most buzz/noise fronts that come and go, this one didn't start in the marketing department.

    • Editorial: Scramble that data!

    • Best Practices: Pull the plug on high energy costs by Dianne McAdam, Data Mobility Group

      Spiraling energy costs are taking an increasingly big chunk of the data center budget. Data centers are grappling with rising electrical bills and, in some locations, limitations on the amount of available power are forcing IT anagers to rethink their basic processes.

    • Hot Spots: Managing storage in a virtual server world

      Server virtualization is the big data center story, and storage managers need to design their storage systems to take advantage of a virtualized server environment. There are steps you can take now to ensure that your storage systems are up to the task.

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