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VM Backup Bliss? The State of VM Data Protection in the Enterprise

This report outlines the state of current server virtualization data protection and recovery approaches, while also keeping an eye on the future. Numerous improvements in virtualization data protection are on the horizon, and with creative use of today's existing data protection and virtualization architectures, extremely effective virtualization data protection and recovery practices can be employed at present. While organizations can successfully protect and recover virtualized resources today, understanding forthcoming improvements in virtual machine data protection will help enterprises successfully plan for the future.


Chris Wolf Senior Analyst, Burton Group Chris Wolf is a senior analyst for Burton Group Data Center Strategies. He covers server virtualization and data center consolidation, data protection, management and classification, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Prior to joining Burton Group, Chris was a nationally recognized independent consultant, the CIS department head at the ECPI College of Technology, and consultant with CommVault Systems. With 14 years of experience in virtualization, data protection and recovery, high availability, and enterprise storage management, Chris is an industry leader in virtualization coverage. Chris also authored Virtualization: From the Desktop to the Enterprise, the first book published on the topic. His virtualization presentations and workshops are consistently amongst the highest rated sessions at conferences in both the US and Europe.
Burton Group
18 Jul 2008
01 Aug 2007
45 Page(s)
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