Veeam as a company has largely eschewed agents for their VM backup solutions. But when it comes to physical servers, the company is offer not one, but two agents to help with your backup and recovery needs.
In this edition of Gestalt Cloud News:
– StarWind gives you a gateway to the cloud
– Where is your life simulation hosted in the public cloud?
– And some non-hysterical thoughts on CloudBleed
Today, Microsoft is now supporting Docker natively on Server 2016. Jon Hildebrand seems pretty excited in his piece about it. For him, the big feature is that Windows is supporting two different cores for their Docker images. The first is a more legacy heavy full featured blend of Windows, minus the bloated GUI elements. But the more exciting is the Nano core, which is extremely lightweight, and points the way for the future of the platform in the data center.
Nick Janetakis takes us down the long and winding road of not buying a MacBook Pro. As someone who recently went down a similar thought process and ultimately bit the Cupertino bullet, I can really relate. Nick was looking to ungrade his development environment, which currently relies on a combination of Windows and virtualized Xubuntu. […]
RoboCopy is a command line tool from Microsoft that allows for multi-threaded file copying. It functions similarly to Copy.exe or XCopy.exe but has a few of its own nuances which will be look at here.
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Newsletter Contest! Instead of a single prize, we decided to give out three!
I try and avoid licensing at all costs, itâ€™s a horrible subject and one that strikes fear in to many. When you add virtualisation in to the mix it tends to get a little more complicated and you often find that the rules change on a reasonably regular basis. I was involved in a discussion today about Citrix XenDesktop and an interesting point came up when discussing licensing Virtual PCs. Someone mentioned something called the Microsoft VDA, I hadnâ€™t a clue what they were talking about so I did a little digging around to find out more.
Part of upgrading your VMware Infrastructure 3.x environment to VMware vSphere 4 also involves upgrading your virtual machines. This process upgrades the VMware Tools, virtual machine hardware, and installs the latest paravirtualized drivers for maximum performance.
The fact that Microsoft has embraced virtualization is an understatement. The fact that Microsoft has been slow to embrace other virtualization vendor’s capabilities to run Windows operating systems as guests is equally an understatement, but what if this wasn’t the case? That is, what if Microsoft abandoned the licensing strategy of anchoring Windows to physical hardware?
Windows Storage Server is one of the most interesting products from Redmond, a specialized version of Windows Server with integrated storage target capabilities, including iSCSI, NFS, SMB, and single-instance storage (file-level deduplication). Although Windows Server 2008, with its many storage feature updates, was released last year, the updated version of Windows Storage Server was still under construction until last month. But Windows Storage Server 2008 is available to manufacturers today.