5 Tips for Virtual SMB Backup and Recovery

The Small to Medium Business (SMB) faces many challenges in resource allocation. among them is administering backup and recovery. Bring virtualization into the mix and even more pieces are added to the puzzle. In this whitepaper Quest Software addresses these issues and offers five sound suggestions to the SMB Data Center professional

These tips offered in the paper are rooted in practical sense and each one has a well thought out synopsis. They are: 

  • Minimize the amount of data you protect.
  • Maximize backup speed and throughput.
  • Keep your recovery options flexible.
  • Minimize performance drains.
  • Protect to fit your needs and SLAs

You may have considered some of the above options when looking to make the most sense out of SMB virtualized backup and recovery. Read this whitepaper to get details on how all of these tips can be used as a unified strategy for cost savings, better time management and overall optimal performance.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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  1. The above tips are good ones when thinking about how to best protect data, but virtualization turns many of these issues on their head: for instance you can often limit data better from within the virtualized instance rather than outside it, but you actually need both to get comprehensive options on restores. This is a good read.

  2. Great tips, and thanks for the whitepaper! Greg B