Dedupe considerations for protecting virtual servers

As more and more servers are virtualized in data centers, deduplication needs to play a bigger role in protecting their data. “Improving data backup and recovery” and “Increased use of server virtualization” tied for the top priority in an IT spending survey conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group in 2012. While server virtualization regularly occupies the … Read more

Why recursive VSS is good for backing up virtualized Windows Servers

Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) can back up Windows-based virtual servers while ensuring data is application-consistent. In a world where server virtualization is a “when” and not an “if,” it’s important to understand how backup strategies might change when moving from OS-centric (guest-level) backups to host-based (hypervisor) protection. More importantly, not all host-based backup … Read more