Can Snaps and Replication ever replace traditional back-up applications? It’s an interesting thought and certainly one that we’ve considered in the past. We often find that the answer that you get very much varies from what the favourite technology is with generally the NetApp fans saying yes and the EMC fans saying no.
It has to be the most common question for those implementing a new virtual infrastructure (VI)Â – “how do we back up our virtual machines?” There are certainly plenty of choices. A company could stay with the (most commonly found in physical environments) system of agent based tape backups, implement VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB), implement […]
Too often we are backing up when we should be archiving. We generate so much content which is pretty much Write Once Read Never but it sits there just in case; getting backed-up time and time again whereas it should just go straight into the archive or certainly get moved after a number of days into the archive. Not only will it help with your back-ups, it will save you money.
Virtualization is seen as the technology that makes it possible to do more with less, but there are many pitfalls to consider when virtualizing server infrastructure. This article suggests planning decisions to be considered that, if overlooked, could ruin the total cost of ownership (TCO) and the return on on investment (ROI) expected from this virtual infrastructure.