Mike Preston, IT Professional and Blogger
There have been many changes to the data center over the last 10 years, with one of the biggest being the introduction of virtualization. Consolidating hundreds of x86 servers, and running them on a small cluster, has become routine within data centers across the world. With these production environment changes, our backup environments have needed to transform as well. Traditional agent-based backup solutions don’t make sense within a highly virtualized modern data center, and neither do the traditional backup processes of having a nightly window and 24 hours’ worth of data loss as a result of an outage. Organizations no longer operate on the typical nine-to-five workday, and neither should the backup solutions they deploy. These factors are pushing businesses to migrate from backup and recovery to a true modernized availability solution.
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Pete Zerger, Anders Bengtsson, John McCabe,
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This edition of VeeamUP is devoted to the increasingly popular topic of cloud-based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). To reduce unplanned downtime to an absolute minimum and keep businesses operating smoothly, a secondary site for disaster recovery (DR) is vital. But, setting up and maintaining a separate DR site is expensive and time-consuming, which is why DRaaS presents such a compelling alternative.
Businesses now need to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year. Services must be kept online or customers will be lost. In today’s global marketplace, it is critical for systems to always be available so companies can remain competitive and keep their users satisfied. High data-center availability can be achieved in several ways, but the most common and easiest is through the combination of server virtualization and failover clustering.
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Dave Simpson, Senior Analyst, 451 Research
Despite the fact that all of the leading data-protection vendors now consider Veeam to be a primary competitor (and threat), the company continues to rack up impressive growth stats.
Based on our revenue estimates, Veeam appears to be on track to meet its goal of $1bn in revenue in 2018. However, although it's the top gun in VMware data protection, meeting that revenue goal will depend in large part on whether Veeam can maintain momentum in the Hyper-V backup/recovery market, as well as its ability to gain momentum in cloud-based data protection.
Jason Langer, Josh Coen,
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Adam Bertram, Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP
Microsoft has released a PowerShell module for managing Active Directory (AD), which lets an admin manage AD from a PowerShell command-line interface. By moving the functionality to the command line, an admin doesn’t have to fool with the GUI (Graphical User Interface) anymore. Instead, this allows the admin to write automation around AD. This is a very powerful tool that can save organizations with large AD environments countless man hours managing various AD objects.