Here’s a true story from one of our customers. A gas explosion resulted in a major power failure downtown, which in turn left the company’s primary data center offline for a week. This is a classic example of an IT Disaster – unexpected and unpredictable, disrupting business continuity and affecting Always-On operations. We can only imagine how much it could cost that company to stay offline for a week (as much as losing their business, I’d say), if they didn’t have a reliable disaster recovery (DR) plan and an Availability solution to execute this plan.Read more
SQL databases are the heart and soul of your ERP and CRM systems, as well as many other critical business applications. Their downtime and lost data mean financial losses in hours of employee work, lost deals and profits. The more data you want to save in case of downtime, the more reasons you have to create SQL-transaction log backups. They maximize SQL Server availability, enabling database restores to any point-in-time.Read more
I'll wrap up my “Replication 101 series” with an overview of recovery options from VMware VM replicas available in Veeam Backup & Replication v8 (a part of Veeam Availability Suite v8). I'm going to walk you through failover basics, including planned failover and failover plans, which can help you automate disaster recovery (DR). Keep reading to learn how to safeguard your critical applications from failures and downtime.Read more
Recently, I blogged about how easy it is to start VMware VM replication with Veeam so you can achieve the best possible recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTPOs). Today, I want to explain how you can overcome the challenge of a heavy replication load on your network. With the assumption that your available bandwidth is limited, I'd also like to share some ways that Veeam Backup & Replication v8 can reduce replication traffic over the WAN.Read more
How can you explain the difference between a backup and a replica? I know that even with lots of available information, some confusion still comes up. Let's remove the misconceptions and discuss the VMware vSphere VM replication process with Veeam.Read more
You may think that VM sprawl has never been a problem for your infrastructure, but what if it IS a problem and you just aren’t aware of it?
VM sprawl is a symptom of any rapidly growing virtual infrastructure. When any given department in the company opts to run their specific applications on dedicated servers, they can do this, thanks to virtualization. VMs are often set up for temporary usage, like testing or development labs, and after some peak usage owners may forget about them. The more virtualized applications and workloads you have, the more likely that “virtual junk” will appear in your infrastructure and cause VM sprawl.Read more