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Jul 22 2012   1:12AM GMT

VMware & The SMB

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks producing content for VMware SMB. We’ve got series of articles planned, as well some podcasts too. The first one of these was a QA session I did, which outlined how I got into IT and stuff like that.

Given my interest in all things available and recoverable I also wrote about “Virtualized Availability” with a nod to specifically to vDR and SRM.

Now, I know what you going to say. Availability & DR are two entirely different beasts. And I have fought a mainly losing battle to keep these two areas distinct from each other. Customers have always conflated one (availability) with the other (DR). Right now, I see clear blue water between the two challenges. But as time goes on I think we are going to increasingly talk less of DR, and more about “Site Availability” especially as some of use get out hands on stretched-technologies that allow for VMware HA to work across two sites… For the moment I think we have delicate line to tread. The line between talking about whats possible NOW, and will be probable in the FUTURE.

Anyway, stayed tuned for a series of 20min podcasts with folks in the VMware SMB Community with companion “thought” pieces around them. A kind of SMBwag if you like.  😉

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