Backing up virtual servers
There are an array of backup choices tailored for virtual environments, including built-from-the-ground-up backup apps that focus solely on virtual servers and tried-and-true traditional backup apps that take advantage of new hooks into virtual server environments. We tell you what to consider and offer best practices.
Soup up your storage
It’s hard not to focus on disk storage capacity these days, but array performance is often just as critical. To cope with capacity, you can add more disk, but kicking up performance usually isn’t that easy. We identify performance-sapping bottlenecks in storage environments and offer tips for speeding up storage systems.
Turn your data center storage into a storage cloud
There’s been a lot of talk, and confusion, about private clouds. Just what constitutes an internal cloud and what are the benefits over traditional storage infrastructures? We list the characteristics that turn traditional storage into cloud storage, and describe the tools and products that can help you turn your data center storage into a private cloud storage service.
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This was first published in June 2011