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July 8, 2011  6:33 PM

Virtualization Vendor Profile: Zerto



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
High availability and virtualization

A new virtualization replication company called Zerto claims to have built a better mousetrap for disaster recovery. Zerto left stealth mode last month and is already generating some

March 17, 2011  1:44 PM

High availability tops virtualization concerns



Posted by: AlyssaWood
cloud computing, High availability and virtualization, management tools, Virtualization management, VMware High Availability

Last week's IDC Directions 2011 Boston conference was all about cloud, cloud, cloud. But if you haven't made the move "to the cloud" yet, you're probably chipping away at virtualization -- a still-growing technology that many IT pros have concerns about. Five years ago, people had two to four...


October 9, 2008  10:24 AM

VMware releases update to VirtualCenter and VMware Converter



Posted by: Rick Vanover
High availability and virtualization, Product announcements, Rick Vanover, VMware

Last week, VMware released VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 3. The release fixes issues with Update 2 (build 104263), which was released in July, before the


September 24, 2008  8:28 AM

VMware defends its upcoming fault-tolerance feature



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Citrix XenServer, Fault tolerance, High availability and virtualization, Marathon Technologies, Storage, Virtual machine, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld 2008

During VMworld 2008 in Las Vegas last week, VMware Inc. announced its upcoming fault tolerance feature and gave a


August 20, 2008  3:21 PM

VMware helps hospital reduce data center power, increase performance



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
Desktop virtualization, hardware, High availability and virtualization, HP, Servers, VDI, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, VMware

Palo Alto, Calif.-based VMware, Inc. announced that Rochester General Hospital(RGH) deployed VMware Infrastructure 3 to scale and manage its...


July 29, 2008  11:09 AM

Recovering servers, virtual machines after power failure



Posted by: Eric Siebert
Eric Siebert, High availability and virtualization, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

An event like a complete data center power failure is something you never want to experience. Having recently gone through one I thought I would share some lessons learned from it.

This particular data center had a full UPS...


July 8, 2008  2:14 PM

Six reasons Hyper-V will surpass VMware within five years



Posted by: Bridget Botelho
High availability and virtualization, Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-V, Virtual machine, Virtualization, virtualization costs, Virtualization management, Virtualization platforms, Virtualization strategies, VMware

Clabby Analytics analyst Joe Clabby is 100% convinced that Microsoft's Hyper-V will take over VMware in market share over the next three to five years, and makes some strong points for this in his recent report,


April 24, 2008  10:13 AM

Choosing your next virtualization project



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Application virtualization, Desktop virtualization, High availability and virtualization, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtualization, Virtualization management

For organizations with an established server virtualization environment, future virtualization projects are looming on the horizon. Whether it is desktop or application virtualization, much deliberating will undoubtly be given to the best product for the new virtualization endeavor -- as it...


April 18, 2008  11:05 AM

Virtualization of Citrix Presentation Server in VMware calculations



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Application virtualization, High availability and virtualization, Joseph Foran, Rick Vanover, Servers, Virtual machine, Virtualization, Virtualization management, Virtualization strategies

In following with Joe Foran's recent blog about virtualizing Citrix Presentation Server (PS) systems, I too have had success with this practice. I took...


January 30, 2008  2:27 PM

Technosium 2008: Virtualization takeaways for business continuity



Posted by: Rick Vanover
High availability and virtualization, Rick Vanover, Storage, Virtualization, Virtualization strategies

I am blogging from the inaugural Technosium Global Conference and Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I’ll be signing on intermittently to provide you with everything I consider beneficial to...


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