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Published: 22 Oct 2012

virtual servers are forcing storage administrators to address data protection processes, such as replication, in new ways. And replication vendors are finding new avenues for their technology by leveraging VMware's VMotion technology. VMotion, which has been around since the early days of VMware ESX Server, allows an administrator to migrate virtual servers from one physical host server to another. "If you're going to move from Chicago to New York, it's going to take some time for those two systems to sync," says George Pradel, director of strategic alliances at Vizioncore, which makes tools to enhance the server virtualization platforms from VMware and other hypervisor vendors. "VMotion syncs the memory between the two servers and then hands over control of that virtual machine to the receiving server," says Pradel, a one-time VMware systems engineer. "The advantage of VMotion is that the system is never out of production." But VMotion has its limitations. For instance, "VMotion is great if your ESX host goes down, or if there's a hardware problem and you ... Access >>>

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