The “How To” of Virtualization Backup and DR

The Inherent issue with the data center professional for the small to medium business (SMB) is the “many hats” syndrome. The SMB rarely has a specialized IT team and this leads to challenges in dealing with highly technical issues such as virtualized backup and recovery – an area that requires a certain dedication and expertise. This whitepaper offers some practical advice on dealing with this critical area of business where downtime has serious repercussions.

The author begins by explaining the challenges that are central to the subject. They are planning, implementation, standardizing, and Windows environments. The paper then follows through with three practical steps in dealing with these challenges including a broader discussion on evaluating solutions.

Virtualization is key to the success of the SMB. Administering its intricacies especially backup and recovery doesn’t need to be a daunting task. With some practical insight and a well thought out plan it is a course that can be travelled well. This whitepaper can help start you down that road.

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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; 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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