By Marijan Kozic Primer on Backup strategies When designing the best backup strategy for a particular business environment, the goals are always the same – providing maximum data protection with minimum restore times, while reducing the impact on production resources. Approaching these goals without compromising data security distinguishes a good backup strategy from a bad one. Virtual machines share the same hardware resources. Therefore, it is important to ensure that one machine’s backup does not negatively influence other running machines’ performances. In fact, business requirements often demand that not even the target VM should be excessively impacted. A constant availability […]
By Marijan Kozic Virtualization brings unquestionable advantages and benefits. However, with its increasing presence, system administrators also face new challenges in maintaining and protecting the growing number of virtual servers. Traditional administration methods prove to be inadequate. Therefore, a change in approach becomes necessary, especially considering data protection and backup.
By Dr. Marc M. Batschkus and Marijan Kozic The benefits of virtualization have triggered its incredible popularity amongst IT professionals. With its ease of use and consolidation of hardware, discarding many separate servers for individual services becomes a no-brainer. VMware is unmistakably the leader of this trend. However, the gains in efficiency also carry some risks that must specifically be considered.