Virtual Disaster Recovery (DR)
One of the most touted benefits of virtualization is that the hardware is untethered from the OSes and apps using it. We cover the best ways to leverage virtual machines and virtualized storage for more reliable DR.
Thin Provisioning In Depth
Thin provisioning effectively allows overprovisioning of storage systems by only allocating disk capacity to apps when they write to disk. But vendors implement thin provisioning differently, so users need to know how an array's thin provisioning process matches their applications.
Exchange 2010 and Storage Systems
With a new version of Microsoft's Exchange Server came new issues related to the storage that supports the mail server system. Will new features such as built-in archiving and e-discovery capabilities replace purpose-built third-party products? And will improved replication make it easier to protect Exchange mailstores? We provide some best practices.
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This was first published in March 2011