Posted on March 31, 2014 by Patrick Rednap
Today is World Backup Day and here at Unitrends we are celebrating! That’s nothing new for us as we are always making sure that our clients have the best backup software available at their fingertips.
The World Backup Day Pledge says “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March …
Posted on February 28, 2014 by Patrick Rednap
Offsite data protection and recovery which is rapidly becoming a key component in data protection and recovery strategies for businesses of all sizes. The reason is simple. Data is growing at an accelerated rate making it essential for companies to manage their backup, recovery and storage much more effectively and …
Posted on January 8, 2014 by Maria Pressley
2014 is finally here, and I’m sure you all, like myself, are working on keeping New Year’s resolutions. Things like improving your physical health, mental health, financial health, fitness, career… I’ve made them all at some point along the way as well. Unitrends is starting off this new year running …
Posted on December 24, 2013 by Mark Jordan
One feature introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 that is receiving a lot of attention is the shared virtual hard disk (VHDX). Shared VHDX allows a guest cluster to share a virtual hard disk. This makes deployment of cluster configuration simpler and allows for the use of storage from SMB …
Posted on December 18, 2013 by Maria Pressley
I’m sure you’ve heard about the recent Unitrends family addition, PHD Virtual! We’ve so excited here to be expanding our technology and offerings. If you haven’t already, you should read Dr. Campbell’s recent blog post and our news release about this exciting chapter the Unitrends story.
Today is a HUGE day …
Posted on November 27, 2013 by Mark Jordan
A new feature introduced by Microsoft in Windows Server 2012 R2 is live virtual disk merge, which allows Hyper-V snapshots (now called checkpoints) to be merged into a live virtual machine.
A Hyper-V snapshot is not a backup copy of the data; it is a differencing disk that is associated with …
Posted on November 20, 2013 by Maria Pressley
I’ve written about Microsoft’s improvements in their virtualization technology in several blog posts recently, and I found an interesting piece of info as I was reviewing the list of upcoming features in Unitrends next release (7.3).
In past versions of Hyper-V (2008 R2), IT environments leveraging CSV’s (cluster shared volumes) were …
Posted on November 14, 2013 by Lisa Campbell
When you’re considering moving from a physical server to a virtual environment, what are some of the things you should consider? What type of host should you use? How large does it need to be? How many servers will you be virtualizing?
There is overhead in virtualizing an existing physical server, …
Posted on November 7, 2013 by Sameer Kamat
VMware has just announced the release of ESXi 5.5 and the contest with Hyper-V 2012 R2 couldn’t be any hotter. In this post, we will compare some of the configuration maximums for the two hypervisors. In addition to raising the limits within the hypervisor, each product has added a ton …
Posted on October 23, 2013 by Maria Pressley
Lisa Campbell wrote in a recent blog post about a number of great reasons you should consider upgrading to Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. I’m in complete agreement with her, and I thought I would take you on a bit of a deep dive into one particular where MSFT has focused …