Tag Archives: virtual server management

IP SANs in a Virtual Server Environment Webinar on 4/7/10

iSCSI has finally come into its own as a networked storage underpinning for virtual server environments (SearchStorage.com, 2010), but are you equipped with the right IP SANs solution to handle your virtual environment?  Implementing a fully featured managed SAN has … Continue reading

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Disaster recovery using virtual servers

Did you know, that in a virtual server environment, the physical servers can be used as disaster recovery servers for noncritical apps? Instead of sitting idle and collecting dust, they can be used for apps not required during a disaster. … Continue reading

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Using virtual servers for your disaster recovery strategy

Techtarget identified some key considerations for disaster recovery in a virtualized environment. Because of its ease of deployment and integration, server virtualization can be a highly effective tool for disaster recovery. Server virtualization addresses three concerns related to disaster recovery: Cost: … Continue reading

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More bang for the buck — VMware or Microsoft?

Found this interesting TechTarget article comparing VMware’s ESX and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. So which server virtualization technology is cheaper? The comparison shows that while the initial acquisition cost is lower with Hyper-V, the cost of upgrades and management are relatively higher.    “The hypervisor is … Continue reading

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From Tech Target: Top 10 free VMware tools of 2008

TechTarget has published a list of the top 10 free tools for VMware: 1. VMware Infrastructure Management Assistant (VIMA) 2. Storage VMotion plug-in 3. Solarwinds VM Monitor 4. Trilead VM Explorer (VMX) 5. TripWire ConfigCheck and ConfigureSoft Compliance Checker 6. … Continue reading

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Virtual Infrastructure eBook

Need some pointers on how to maximize system utilization while keeping costs to a minimum? Our StoneFly Virtual Infrastructure Evaluation Book includes some helpful white papers and exemplifying case studies to show how reducing hardware and virtualizing not only lowers operational costs, but also helps … Continue reading

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Vmware’s Vcenter, coming later this year

Late last year, VMware offered its Virtual Datacenter OS: VMware vCenter Server They are beginning to be more specific on what that means for you, the end-user (and us vendors too).  On deck this year is the vCenter. How important is virtualization … Continue reading

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