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January 26, 2011
VMware SRM will add new features, which may alter how customers use the disaster recovery tool. Mike Laverick previews future VMware SRM features and what they mean for users.
December 23, 2010
In the future, VMware Site Recovery Manager will have host-based replication and other new features. Expert Mike Laverick previews these yet-to-be-released VMware SRM capabilities.
July 12, 2010
This news roundup includes articles about EMC's purchase of Greenplum Software, a new backup agent for VMware and how open source tools will shape cloud computing's future.
June 11, 2010
This week's VMware news roundup includes news that VMware virtual appliances adopt Novell SUSE Linux as the standard OS, and two vendors promise greater support for VMware.
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VMware says Site Recovery Manager does failbacks and failovers, but one SRM expert says it's not quite the case. Continue Reading
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Memories of failed upgrades and cooked hardware may be lost in the mists of time, but backups and restores will never go out of style in VMware shops. Continue Reading
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VMware's virtualization engine can run an ESXi server as a VM, which widens the disaster recovery possibilities for savvy administrators. Continue Reading
Running HA or DRS means you'll need shared ESXi storage to retrieve the VMDK file if a host fails. Continue Reading
The free VMware vSphere Hypervisor might seem like the perfect virtualization tool for SMB IT. But spending the money for vSphere Essentials pays off. Continue Reading